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...

Dussehra procession in Old Delhi: The changes over 30 years

I used to go to watch the Dussehra procession in Old Delhi as child; I must have last gone 25-30 years back. And when...

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...

Heritage Walks in Delhi in October by INTACH

Would you like to participate in any of the excellent heritage walks conducted by INTACH's Delhi Chapter in October 2009? Here is a calendar...

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’...

Dussehra Celebrations in Old Delhi: 100,000 plates of food gone every...

Any celebration in India has to be accompanied with food. Period. Everything else is incidental. Take the Dussehra celebrations in Subhash Park, also known as...

Delhi 101: #4 Surreal show in the basement tomb – Sultan...

The Sultan Garhi tomb is known to be the oldest surviving resting place for anyone in Delhi. The basement with three graves is usually...

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...

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...

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,...