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 –...

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...

Photo of the Day: Paan (Betel Leaf) Seller in Old Delhi

This image of Panna Lal, the Paan Seller was taken near Jama Masjid at the corner of Dariba Kalan in the Chandni Chowk area...

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...

Delhi 101: #23 The Northern Ridge – History in One Sweep

Head out to the ridge, a hill area as it is called, near Delhi University, for a 360 degree view of the city below....

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: #6 Making an example of thieves. Ouch! Chor Minar

If you were a thief during the reign of Alauddin Khilji (A.D. 1296-1316), good luck to you! Things would be fine as long as one...

Delhi 101: #5 Razia Sultan – Will the Queen rise from...

Only two women have ‘ruled’ India from Delhi. The first was Razia Sultan who ruled from A.D. 1236 - 1240 as the chosen heir...

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: #28 Kinari Bazaar – Where colours change with seasons

Most of what glitters is not gold here, but this is where you go to jazz up for any occasion. Royally. Shopkeepers trace Kinari Bazaar...