Old Delhi: Volunteering to act for the Dussehra procession

Who are the actors and organizers participating in the Dussehra processions? And what motivates them to be a part of it? Click on any image...

Delhi 101: #13 Back to School – Hauz Khas

The following act starred Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351 – 1388) who set up a Madrasa (an educational institution) called Madrasa-e-Feroz Shahi – and established...

Delhi 101: #12 The gate with a bloody history – Khooni...

No single archway in India has so much blood on its hands as the Khooni Darwaza (literally meaning the Bloody Gate). It is actually...

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...

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: #15 Purana Qila (Old Fort) – Where Emperors take...

Three different rulers (one mythological, two real) zeroed in on the site of the present day Purana Qila (Old Fort) as their seat of...

Delhi: Enjoy the weekly Qawwalis at Nizamuddin Dargah

Chand Nizami, Shadab Nizami and their group of Qawwals have a special gift from God, or Allah. When the start singing their Qawwalis, the...

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: 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...

Old Delhi: A procession to celebrate Dussehra

No other festival in India is celebrated the way Dussehra is. It is celebrated in most parts of the country, and stretches to 10-12...