Photo of the Day: Shoe Seller in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

This photo was taken near Jama Masjid in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. It was taken during Ramadan (Ramzan) when shops are...

Flower Market in Delhi at dawn

If you are up even before dawn in Delhi, you may want to go for a run along the city’s many green belts. Or...

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: #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...

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: #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: #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: #27 Take a walk down Mehrauli Village

In the beginning Delhi was Mehrauli. When new cities like Jahanpanah, Siri and other subsequent ones came up, this became the old city. When...

Delhi 101: #31 Dariba Kalan – Pearls, gold, silver and all...

Dariba Kalan, translated to ‘Street of Incomparable Pearl,’ is literally beyond compare. Or at least it was the case at a time when all...

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...