Delhi 101: Welcome to Delhi…or is it Dihli, Daidala, Dilli or...

What is in a name? A lot if it is a matter of identity and history. Leading to the toponymy of the city being full of...

Travelling in 2018: 12 Months, 12 Destinations to Fly to in...

The new year is here and time to come up with a wish list. As usual, travel is tops of everyone’s minds (Ok, most...

Qutab Minar, Islam’s first outpost in the region

Islam established its first formal foothold in India when a mosque was constructed in what is known as the the Qutab Minar complex, a...

Delhi 101: #7 Cursed abode of Jackals and Gujjars Tughlaqabad Fort

This is a classic case of operation successful, patient dead. The Tughlaqabad Fort, the citadel of the 3rd city of Delhi, is the most...

Flower Market in Delhi at dawn

If you are up even before dawn in Delhi, you may want to go for a run along the city’s many green belts. Or...

Delhi 101: #27 Take a walk down Mehrauli Village

In the beginning Delhi was Mehrauli. When new cities like Jahanpanah, Siri and other subsequent ones came up, this became the old city. When...

Delhi 101: #14 Lodi Gardens – Say Hello to the Pashtuns...

Cows are no longer allowed to graze in Lodi Gardens but it was their domain until 1936. Lady Willingdon, wife of the then British...

Delhi 101: #10 Hidden treasures and a thousand pillared palace –...

If you are willing to overlook the surroundings, a visit to the Begumpur village is an eye-opener. The greatest surprise waiting is the mosque –...

Delhi 101: #22 Safdarjung’s Tomb – Famous for his tomb, not...

Politicians can get away with a lot. In the past, and in the present. The unofficial immunity they enjoy is a tad unfair. This post...

Delhi 101: #29 The Katras of Chandni Chowk – Dress up...

What is it with women and their wedding outfits? Wonder if scientists will ever isolate the gene that makes wannabe brides treat it like...