What’s in a Name! Kinari Bazaar, Old Delhi

Do you know how Kinari Bazaar got its name? You would think this Bazaar gets its name from the “kinara” or edge of some landmark, but you couldn’t be farther from the truth!┬áIt is said this busy marketplace for wedding finery actually derives its name from all the ‘zari’ and ‘gota’ (laces) sold here, the…

In the Name of Antiquity… | Turkman Gate and Dargah, Old Delhi

Amidst several little-known historical treasure troves that the beautiful city of Shahjahanabad has to offer, is the quiet shrine a 13th century Sufi saint, the Dargah of Hazrat Shah. The shrine is regarded as the oldest shrine in the whole of Old Delhi, and is centuries older than Shahjahanabad. Located to the east of Turkman…

An alternate view | Red Fort, Delhi

The first point to be ‘ticked’ off the list when a traveler visits Delhi is usually the Red Fort, the beautiful red-sandstone-and-marble citadel built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 AD. Though not much of its splendor remains, visitors are still touched by the imagined beauty of the palaces where Mughal life once…

Wonder where this is?

Time for a quick quiz folks! Where have you seen this gate, and what is its significance?