Delhi 101: #24 They all rest in peace here – Nicholson’s...

The Nicholson’s Cemetery is one of the earliest British cemeteries in India, named after General John Nicholson who died in the Great Revolt of...

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: #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: #21 The Gates of Delhi – These Don’t Lead...

The city of Shahjahanabad, now old Delhi, was fortified by walls running all around, with 14 heavily guarded gates to allow passage of people...

Delhi 101: #20 Jama Masjid – Commanding Awe from the World

He was never trained for it academically, but the fifth Mughal emperor Shahjahan has no rivals to the title of the ‘Greatest Architect Ever’...

Delhi 101: #19 Fatehpuri Masjid – An Oasis of Silence

The Fatehpuri Masjid (Mosque) stands at the western end of Chandni Chowk, and is the most important mosque of old Delhi after the Jama...

Delhi 101: #18 Khan-i-Khanan’s Tomb – General and Poet, Leader of...

This may seem complicated but bear with it. Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar was forced to come to the throne as a young boy when his...

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...

Delhi 101: #16 Humayun’s Tomb – For husband, with love!

The fifth Mughal emperor Shahjahan may be a hero to every romantic for building the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaz...

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...