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...

Photo of the Day: Steam Engine at National Rail Museum, Delhi

Symmetrical designs, kaleidoscopic in nature, dominate the front face of beautifully preserved Steam Engines at the National Rail Museum located at Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri,...

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...

Photo of the Day: Shoe Seller in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

This photo was taken near Jama Masjid in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. It was taken during Ramadan (Ramzan) when shops are...

Delhi 101: A City of a Thousand Images

A character sketch of Delhi is made up of a thousand heads. And they all jostle on a dynamic canvas. In the process, some pop...

Delhi 101: #17 Khair-Ul-Manazil Mosque – A gift from the nanny

It is one of the best preserved and finest mosques in Delhi, but lies largely ignored except by the devout who come here to...

Photo of the Day: Unsweetened Jalebis from Old Delhi

Jalebis are a popular dessert in north India - they are deep fried, sweetened, high calorie, finger licking and best had hot. However, you...

Delhi 101: #8 Qawallis, Fairs, Prayers, Shopping… Hazrat Nizamuddin’s Dargah

The mosque and tomb of Sufi saint and mystic Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya is the most auspicious spot for the devout after Jama Masjid in...

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...

Delhi 101: #31 Dariba Kalan – Pearls, gold, silver and all...

Dariba Kalan, translated to ‘Street of Incomparable Pearl,’ is literally beyond compare. Or at least it was the case at a time when all...