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: #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: #11 The fifth city of Delhi – Firoz Shah...

Firoz Shah was the first ruler of Delhi who stayed away from sounding battle cries at the slightest provocation, choosing to focus on public...

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: #9 A history reminder, a walk in the Jahanpanah...

The Jahanpanah Forest is one of Delhi’s best kept secrets, known mostly to those in its neigbourhood. Step inside and don’t be surprised to be...

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...

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...

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...