Featuring ‘Irresistible India’

Recently I was on board an Austrian Airlines flight. I was pleasantly surprised to see the in-flight magazine featuring ‘Irresistible India’ as their cover story. Moreover, the main focus of the feature was Delhi and I immediately grabbed it to read up. It is so true when the article talks about how tourists somehow bypass Delhi…

A Step away from Heaven| Taj Mahal, Agra

August is a month of holidays, and everybody I know is busy making plans for those long weekends that are just waiting to be lapped up! If you haven’t yet planned anything fun, you might just have a really hard time booking anything at this point. But worry not, folks. If you are in Delhi you know…

One thousand desires | An Ode to Mirza Ghalib

It has been more than 200 years since the birth of the great poet Ghalib but his poems continue to have a remarkable relevance to our time. His works, when recited with élan, still leave people spellbound. Born as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, Takhallus Ghalib Ghalib (meaning, not surprisingly, ‘the most excellent’),  as he chose…

Pic-A-Day Project: Eating up the Sun :)

Don’t you wish you could do the same in this hottt summer? On the second day of our series, we bring to you a picture of the Lotus Temple, a Bahai House of Worship, beautifully adorning the Delhi skyline since 1986. Its 27 marble petals are clustered to create a lotus-shaped temple. Thanks to Deblina…

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…

A Village with a Tank | Hauz Khas, Delhi

A crooked lane leading through a tiny urban village. Houses, restaurants, art galleries, boutiques stacked together like matchboxes along a touristy circuit.

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…