Pic-A-Day in June: Holy Waters

Once upon a time the ‘bangla’ or residence of Raja Jaisingh, this beautiful structure housed the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Har Krishan during his stay in Delhi in 1664. The guru spent his days nursing people suffering from a cholera epidemic in those days, providing them water from a well at this ‘bangla’. Eventually the…

Pic-A-Day Project: A Day at the Zoo

Have you been to the Delhi zoo yet? Home to over 1300 animals, this park has been delighting children and adults alike ever since its inception in the ’50s. So wildlife lovers (and there are plenty in Delhi), you are missing something if you haven’t been to the city’s old zoo yet! Thanks to Priyadarshi…

Pic-A-Day Project: Quirky Roads

Late Saturday night, as you drive home from an evening of partying, trying hard to stay out of the way of the drunk truck drivers, what is that sight on Delhi roads that makes you smile? The quirky signs on the backside of the trucks of course šŸ˜‰ Here’s a cute one clicked by Bipasha!…

Pic-A-Day Project: Alu Tikki!

A happy happy Friday to all our dear friends! Now’s the time to look forward to all good things over the weekend, so what better picture can we share with you today than the quintessential Delhi Alu Tikki? Here’s a tasty treat from Vinod Ke Ke! For more info on our Pic-A-Day project please click…

Pic-A-Day Project: Tribute to a Guru

Here’s a picture of the historical Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, which you must have seen while in Chandni Chowk. Although the current structure came up only in 1930, the site commemorates the spot where the 9th Sikh Guru – Tegh Bahadur – was beheaded on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1675. In 1735,…

Pic-A-Day Project: Reflections…

A bit late in the day, but come on folks! Isn’t late evening the best time for a drive to the India Gate? This monument to war heroes is today the new center of people power. Be it candle light vigils or world cup celebrations, this is the place Delhiites flock to whenever a momentous…

Pic-A-Day Project: Concrete Jungle

You’ve seen a picture of the millenium city Gurgaon already, so how could Noida be far behind? Here’s an amazing picture of the Noida skyline at night, courtesy Priyadarshi Dutta. Noida and Gurgaon are only two of the many adjoining areas mushrooming around Delhi. As the capital bursts at its seams with a never-ending inflow…

Pic-A-Day Project: For the love of God!

This is the dargah or shrine of a Central Asian mystic by the name of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, who was the disciple and successor of Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer. Bakhtiyar Kaki was a prominent Sufi saint who spread the message of love in pre-Mughal Delhi, and his shrine in Mehrauli is revered by thousands to…

Pic-A-Day Project: Morning Walk

As the days get hotter, we gotta make the most of our mornings…so here’s some inspiration for all you Delhi lovers! What could be more inviting than a walk along the broad avenues of Lutyen’s zone? Edwin Lutyens was the chief architect of ‘New Delhi‘, the central administrative area of the city, at the center…

Pic-A-Day Project: Colors of Summer

In the peak of summer one of the commonest sights on the streets of Delhi are these pretty earthen pots. And anybody who’s tasted the water from these pots would know it’s far tastier and fresher than the bottled water from your fridge! Thanks to Priyadarshi Dutta for this snap!

Pic-A-Day Project: Homeward Bound

Not hard to believe that theĀ National Capital Region now has over 11 million vehicles and growing! This is a picture of a sea of traffic at the Gurgaon-Delhi toll plaza on National Highway 8, making their way home on a Friday evening. Thanks to Bipasha Sarkar for this (almost) bird’s eye view of the city!…

Pic-A-Day Project: Flying High!

This is the famous rampart of the Red Fort, from where the Indian tricolor is unfurled every Independence Day by the Prime Minister of the country. The fort of course, has seen many a royal coronation and many a bloody battle, but today it is one of the most unmistakable symbols of the country’s independence….