SHER MANDAL: A TALE OF MISFORTUNE

The exterior ramparts of Purana Qila are perpetually bustling with shacks of bantawalas and chole-kulche walas along with pouring tourists who inevitably seem attracted to the Zoological Park right outside the Qila. The interiors however are much calmer and not so crowded or the crowd just feels so minuscule in front of the raging walls … Continue reading SHER MANDAL: A TALE OF MISFORTUNE

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Agrasen ki Baoli : A Hidden Treasure

The mornings had been clouded with an unsettling drizzle for a week now. For once, in these two months of mine in Delhi, I could feel the nostalgic monsoon wind brush the curtains of my room aside and flutter the pages of my unfinished books kept on the bed side table. The weather was unquestionably … Continue reading Agrasen ki Baoli : A Hidden Treasure

The Qutab Series, Part II : The Magnificent Minaret

  This was my second visit to the Qutab Complex and gazing at Qutab Minar through the glass window panes of the Delhi metro, has become an unconscious daily affair by now. I did marvel at its beauty, but never thought of digging into its history albeit what I studied in NCERT text books back … Continue reading The Qutab Series, Part II : The Magnificent Minaret

The Qutab Series, Part I: Prelude

Prelude It was a sweltering summer morning. As my friend Urvashi and I, stepped out of the Qutab Minar metro station, reconsidering our unmindful idea to meander in dilli ki garmi, an enthusiastic auto-wala, Sumit, generously offered to take us on a short auto tour around the Mehrauli area before dropping us at the Qutab … Continue reading The Qutab Series, Part I: Prelude

Delhi through its Incarnations

A brief excerpt on the genesis and evolution of Delhi. Last year, around this time, I happened to attend a talk on ‘Origin and Development of Delhi’ conducted by Mr. Vikramjit Singh Rooprai, a critically acclaimed Heritage Activist. He is also the founder of a non-profit organisation called Youth for Heritage Foundation, which aims to connect … Continue reading Delhi through its Incarnations