Delhi 101: #25 Built in exchange for life – St. James...

As he lay dying for two days in a battlefield, James Skinner vowed to build a church if he survived. The messiah came in...

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: #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: #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...

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...

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: #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: #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: #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...

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...