They say there is history buried in every corner of Delhi. The important message here is not just the history but also the fact that it is buried. Delhi was established in the 8th century but it gained prominence only in 1206 AD when the Qutub dynasty setup the Delhi Sultanate. In the periods since, the city has been destroyed and rebuilt several times by … Continue reading Delhi – The non-leaning tower of Qutub
As little as 6 years ago, it was was an unknown lake on the outskirts of the city. I have had the pleasure of being the only one in the National Park for about an hour some six years ago when the government asked for an application requesting entry submitted a day in advance for 7am entry. Thankfully that rule isn’t around anymore and you … Continue reading Delhi – A small birding paradise nearby!
The mughals have left many a mark on the culture of Delhi, its food, even its legends and most importantly its history. While the Red Fort maybe the most visible of their contributions because of its place in the political history of Delhi, the most majestic is probably a tomb that houses not just the second Mughal ruler of Delhi but also a number of … Continue reading Delhi – Dormitory of the Mughals
What does the city of Delhi remind you of? To the lovers, it is all about history, food and the culture and for the haters, there is pollution, heat and traffic. No one would ever even think of butterflies! It was a pleasant surprise when the butterfly park in Asola opened its doors in 2016 and I was one of the first visitors to show … Continue reading Delhi – Breakfast with Butterflies
It is a very Indian tradition to expect lot of gifts on your birthday, not just from family but friends or anyone invited to the party. Nothing wrong with that. Unless of course you take it too far and demand a gift from everyone who has heard your name. If you also happen to be the chief minister of the largest state in India, you … Continue reading Happy Birthday Minister!