The Road to Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti | Ajmeri Gate, Delhi

Of course you’ve been to the New Delhi railway station and witnessed all the chaos there. Would you believe me if I told you that nearby lies a place far removed from the hustle and bustle of this busy city? Yes, friends, for all those who simply want to while away their time in case…

Pic-A-Day Project: Heart of Delhi

Connaught Place , the ‘central business district’ designed as part of the Lutyens’ delhi project, was built between 1929-33, after the major areas of New Delhi (Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Parliament House) had been built and the new city inaugurated. It was inspired by the magnificent Royal Crescent in Bath, England, and was named after…

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: And the Light Lives On…

As promised, we are here with our first photograph of the month: the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, with the silhouette of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the backdrop. Burning brightly under the India Gate since 1971, this flame marks the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, paying homage to the country’s fallen soldiers. Thank you…

Ode to the master blaster | Cricket in the alleys of Delhi

So Sachin Tendulkar completed a hundred centuries yesterday, and the nation erupted in joy. In a country where every child is a future Sachin, we often come across the game being played at the most unexpected nooks and corners of our cities and villages. I scoured flickr for a few such images today, and here’s what…