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: Welcome to Delhi…or is it Dihli, Daidala, Dilli or...

What is in a name? A lot if it is a matter of identity and history. Leading to the toponymy of the city being full of...

Old Delhi: Make me famous, I am getting married soon

When you walk with a camera, people automatically tend to ask you the newspaper or channel you represent. And many will try to find...

Ramadan beggars: No more begging after marriage

The holy month of Ramadan is the time when beggars can laugh all the way to their piggy banks. The benevolence of people draws...

Delhi 101: #26 Bet no one tells you this one –...

Right, you would never guess this place exists. 99 percent of Delhites would not know of it either. And it is right behind the...

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: #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...

Delhi 101: #30 Hire a wedding band and a mare –...

If you are married, or have no plans to tie the knot in a hurry, what use can a wedding band be to you? This...