The Symbol of Oneness- Lotus Temple

Delhi’s temperature has started sliding. With less sunshine & shorter days, everyone’s warm clothes are breathing again. This is a good time to go and enjoy the serenity of the Baha’i Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, popularly known as the “Lotus Temple”. Amidst the well groomed gardens & marked paths is this architectural marvel by Fariborz Sahba, an Iranian-Canadian…

Durga Puja Around

Delhi is all shimmering with the Puja fervor. Though not a very northern festival, Durga Puja is celebrated in a grand way in various parts of the capital. Be it Kashmere Gate, Safdarjung  Enclave  or Bengali dominated Chittaranjan(CR) Park, one would find hundreds of Puja Pandals scattered across various regions. Hordes of families find their…

The Qutab Complex

The Qutab Minar is very near to where I stay. I chose to spend some leisure time around the flourishing & fresh gardens surrounding the complex this weekend. Here is a factual account of the historic & tall monument. With the onset of Islamic sultanate in India, the victory tower of Qutab Minar was started by…

Trendy Delhi

When is comes to shopping, Delhi bags many titles. Delhi’s platter is full with various shopping options. Here sky is the limit for shopaholics. The spectrum of shops in Delhi ranges from old bazaars to sprawling new malls. You just need to polish your bargaining skills for the street-side stalls & shopping will be so…

Jakoi, A taste of Assamese food

After planning it for almost a month, I finally geared myself up to visit Assam Bhawan this weekend, to get a taste of indigenous Assamese food in Jakoi (the restaurant). Jakoi in Assamese refers to a very popular fishing device. Being a predominantly fish loving state, every household (except in cities) in Assam, include a…

A salutation to Delhi

Dear Delhi, Your 1st timers rant you as “over populated, full of thugs, chaotic, polluted & unsafe.” Yes, you can be intimidating for the first timers. I was overwhelmed myself. But one year on, I see the depth in you. I scratch beyond your surface & realize how philanthropic you have been to us all….

Knowing the Nitty-gritty of Delhi

My Delhi struggle has completed its first year. And as I begin to view Delhi from a different angle, I find myself falling for it (which I never thought possible). In my effort to construe the essence of Delhi, I am going to list 10 things that is intrinsically Delhi. Check out Delhi’s various Avatars….