Late winter is early spring

late winter is early spring , a photo by Anuradha Sarup on Flickr. Two reasons why I love Delhi. The flowering trees that line its roads and the monuments that pop up are regular intervals. Delhi’s past is still very much a daily affair for its residents as they drive to work, the market or…

Delhi Traditions: In the fog

60 years of tradition says the morning of 26th January in Delhi will be either wet and cold or foggy. Just to make the Republic Day parade a cold, damp affair. Then as the parade ends, around mid-day, so to will the weather improve. Becoming bright and sunny by afternoon. Well, the fogs here. after…

Dilli mein Hauz Khas (Hauz Khas in Delhi)

In the heart of what is now a upmarket residential colony and art boutiques is a large park with forests, rose gardens, a deer park and some medieval ruins. ‘Hauz Khas’ or the special water reservoir. In the dark winter evening, the water tank with it’s fallen trees and ducks looked far away from anything…

WOW! The new National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi

> Ok I’m way late in checking out the new wing at the NGMA, Delhi. It was inaugurated much earlier in the year and yesterday was my first visit. Surprised is not the word.. proud would be more apt. The building spread across multiple floors, with lavish use of space, finally does justice to the…

Hello Nano

> In true bollywood style, but is she a hero or a villain? From the January 2008 prototype to the big launch yesterday. The Nano story is truely ‘filmy’. At the AutoExpo 2008, she was the darling of the crowds. Later in the year she achieved even greater histrionics. With two waring political parties fighting…

An ageless recipe

> When things are really tough.. the tough get going. And when this young man got going he reached a busy crossroad… literally On a traffic light on the edge of Delhi he found an opportunity to establish a business. As cars stopped for the signal, he offered the travellers some of the latest bestsellers….