Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

The Daily Post invites bloggers to participate in weekly photo challenges by prompting ideas with a single word or thought. This week’s challenge is ‘habit‘. Something that becomes customary, an everyday something which might appear mundane but sometimes behind that act, there might lie a lot of meaning and depth. At the Dargah of the…

An Old Church and Many Memories… | St. James Church, Delhi

Since it’s Good Friday, I thought of sharing with you pictures of one of the oldest churches in Delhi- St. James Church, or Skinner’s Church, built by Col James Skinner in 1836, near the Kashmiri Gate. Enjoy and have a good Good Friday ūüôā

A Fort Lost in Time | Adilabad Fort, Delhi

The one place that every child visiting Delhi is dragged to, is, of course, the Red fort. It is a monument that attracts one of the highest footfalls in the country. ¬†That’s perhaps because it used to be the power-center of a greater part of India less than a century ago. But what of the…

Wonder where this is?

An ornate little tomb cordoned off from the world…do you know what or where this is, dear readers? Update: This is the mausoleum of Atgah Khan, foster-father to Mughal Emperor Akbar, and minister at his court.¬†He was murdered by Adham Khan ¬†(a foster-brother of Akbar, not Atgah Khan’s son) out of jealousy. Those who’ve seen…

A Pilgrimage of Sorts

If you have been to Delhi but not visited the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin, you have missed something! Even if you are not a particularly devout follower of Sufism, this shrine would still give you a spectacle of how faith can indeed move mountains. But let’s begin at the beginning‚Ķ.. So the other day, together…

Pic-A-Day Project: DU of the Past?

The Hauz Khas Madrasa at the end of the bohemian village of Hauz Khas in South Delhi, was once– believe it or not– a university of international repute. The emperor Feroze Shah Tughlaq had it built alongside the lovely tank of Hauz Khas, and built his own tomb next doors. Imagine these ruins once echoing…

Pic-A-Day Project: Flowers for thee…

On the 4th day of this series, we present to you a park like no other.Lodi Gardens is the serene enclosure within which lies a royal necropolis.The Lodi and Sayed kings lie in peace within beautiful mausoleums surrounded by lovely blooms, and the city folk of the 21st century enjoy walking their dogs and exercising…

Resting Ground | The Delhi War Cemetery

There is something about a cemetery that makes me feel at peace with the world. When Death, the great equalizer, is all around me, it suddenly ceases to be frightening any more. Peace envelops me as I look around, too¬†conscious of the¬†impermanence¬†and the fragile beauty of life. My friend Moony and I are visiting the…

At the end of the tunnel | Tughlaqabad Fort, Delhi

Once upon a time, many centuries ago, the mighty military rulers of the Tughlaq dynasty built a fort in Delhi. They called it Tughlaqabad. And although it had walls as thick as can be- standing sternly, majestically, almost menacingly, to this day- the ravages of time have badly crumbled up the buildings within it, until…

Wonder where this is?

Wear your thinking caps and guess where this is! HINT: This is the speculated grave of a very important persona in Delhi’s history!

Wonder where this is?

Hello dear friends! It’s time again to jog your memories for the names of these 2 monuments in Delhi. Do you remember where you’ve seen them? Drop your answers at our facebook page:¬†https://www.facebook.com/DateWithDelhi

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…