Purani Dilli at Ramzaan| A Photo Essay

On any ordinary day, one peek at the majestic Jama Masjid of Old Delhi will take your breath away. It will bring to your mind a picture of a royal cavalcade proceeding slowly from the Delhi Gate of the Red Fort to the entry of the royal mosque, a mighty Mughal Emperor making his way…

Wonder where this is?

Can you guess the name and location of this erstwhile Jami Masjid in Delhi? Picture by K K Vinod.

The Less Favorite Mosque

In the chaos of¬†Chandni Chowk, in the horrific blare of horns and pushing and shoving of thousands of people going about their daily business and shopping sprees, history is often lost… What remain are yards and yards of sequinned sarees displayed on shop windows, vendors selling everything kitschy in the world, and a din like…

Wonder where this is?

  The old monument quiz is back, friends ūüôā A crumbling old mosque set in a queen’s garden…what and where do you think this is? Folks, ¬†this is the mosque at Qudsia Bagh built in the eighteenth century by the queen Qudsia Begum herself, wife of then Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah Rangeela. A¬†stroll in the…

Dusk at the Jama Masjid

A year ago around this time, on a sudden impulse,¬†wanderfool¬†and I hopped onto the yellow line of Delhi Metro one afternoon, and went to¬†Chandni Chowk. At first we got caught up in the alleyways and just hopped from shop to shop, not buying anything, just taking in the hustle-bustle of the vendors, the fragrance of…

Pic-A-Day Project: Friday Prayers

The majestic Jama Masjid at twilight, full of pigeons in the fore ground, is a sight to behold. Add to that the melodious call to prayer echoing through the bazaars of Old Delhi, and you’ll almost feel transported to Shah Jahan’s time. Can you imagine the emperor walking out of the Delhi Gate of his…

Forgotten mosque | Madhi Masjid, Delhi

Today is World Heritage Day, or more formally, the International Monuments and Sites Day, a day dedicated to raise public awareness about the natural and cultural heritage of the world. What an apt opportunity for me to share with you some pictures of a beautiful old mosque that I came upon recently!

Wonder where this is?

Hello dear friends! Can you guess the name and location of this beautiful mosque in Delhi?

Patch of green, splash of royalty! Lodi Gardens, Delhi

When I moved to Delhi a few years ago, I spent the first few months in the ‘new industrial areas’ of Noida and Gurgaon, much like the countless other ‘immigrants’ to Delhi. Shortly my job would send me globetrotting for months on end…and the end effect was that even though I was a resident of…

Wonder where this is?

Okay, here’s a quiz for the blog watchers… have you visited this beautiful monument yet? Tell us the name if you remember! Latest update: Many seem to confuse this with the Jama Masjid of Delhi. This beautiful mosque is actually the Zeenat ul Masjid, built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb by his daughter…