In this enlightening travelogue, William Dalrymple, whom I consider more Indian than a Scot, has succeeded in unraveling the various facets of the history of the ancient-modern city of Delhi starting from the contemporary Lutyen’s Delhi moving towards Pandava’s Indraprastha.
India, world’s largest democracy, is about to witness its annual ceremonial Republic Day parade at the majestic ‘Rajpath’ on January 26, 2016. This time, the French president Francois Hollande will be the chief guest on our 67th Republic Day. The Republic Day marks the date on which the Constitution of India came into force, i.e., 26 January … Continue reading Things to Look Out for at Republic Day 2016
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2015 in review
What makes a college trip a fun trip? Bus journey, endless giggles, youthful energy and your badass college gang! In my case, my ‘gang’ consists of just me and my only friend in class, Prerna and trust me, we are more than enough! The college trip provided just what we were looking for – a … Continue reading Delhi – Chandigarh – Shimla – Manali : A College Trip !!!
I have always been a proud 90’s kid! One of the main reasons for this is growing up with the melodious, husky voice of Lucky Ali! His voice defined Sufism, peace, love and happiness for me and made me love music! As 19th September marks the birthday of this musical genius, here is an ultimate … Continue reading The Ultimate Lucky Ali Jukebox
It was a usual day and I was on my way to college. The moment I took an exit from Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro Station my heart skipped a beat, my eyes dazzled, and the day turned from ordinary to a special one! Nothing could delight me more than what I saw – a brand new … Continue reading A New Treat For All Bookworms In Delhi
Like most of the people around the world, I also got familiar with Dracula when I saw one of the many ‘Dracula’ movies as a child. As my love for books went deeper , the original novel ‘Dracula’ topped my ‘Books to Read’ list. I just finished this novel and it turned out to be … Continue reading Lesser Known Facts about ‘Dracula’, the Novel
I can never get enough of a monument like the Red fort…so rich, so beautiful, and so significant. It was not just the seat of Mughal power for almost 200 years, but it has also been in the hands of the Marathas, the Sikhs, the British and invaders like Nadir Shah of Persia and Ahmed … Continue reading Timeline of the Red Fort of Delhi
It’s that time of the year again when we hate going out of our homes and a cup of coffee seems divine. For me, the sound of thunder and pouring raindrops act as music coming straight from the heart of God. But nothing can make a rainy day better than a good monsoon playlist packed … Continue reading Monsoon Playlist: Celebrating the Showers With Melodies
The history of the city of Delhi is more than 3,000 years old. It is a city of 7 cities. But this tour is about the 8th city, or as Shahjahan himself used to call it – the city within a city – the Red Fort. This heritage walk will take you to the most … Continue reading Unravel the Mughal History at the Red Fort