Standing on the stairs of the Parliament Street subway, the white Regal building behind him, he looks up at the sky. Read more
Peanut roasting is a cold-weather trade on Delhi’s streets. Read more
The definitive Delhi guide for book lovers.
The book is not dead. Not in Connaught Place, central Delhi’s colonial-era shopping district. One winter afternoon, The Delhi Walla visited all the bookshops in the Inner Circle, Middle Circle and Outer Circle of Connaught Place. Read more
The Delhi Walla is looking for signs of winter in Delhi’s colonial-era shopping district, Connaught Place. It is the second week of November. The city gets chilly, but only in the early hours of the dawn.
Geoffrey C. Ward, the New York-based historian, screenwriter, and former editor of American Heritage, says he likes reading my Delhi stories. Read more
Mathura Road: A man and woman on a bike. An apartment in suburban Vasundhra: A man in the bedroom, a woman in the kitchen. Zebra crossing in Inner Circle, Connaught Place: A man and woman crossing the road. Read more
One afternoon The Delhi Walla went knocking around houses in Old Delhi’s Matia Mahal asking the residents, “May I please climb to your rooftop?” I was refused. People thought I was crazy. But I only wanted to see how Jama Masjid looks from the roof of a Walled City house. Read more
When the sun is going down, you must leave the company of other people to be with yourself. Go and stand under the Barakhamba traffic light in Connaught Place. Look towards N-Block. Read more
Lying on the grass, he is looking up at the sky. There are no stars to be seen yet. The evening’s gathering darkness, however, is bringing the surrounding skyscrapers into closer focus. The tall office buildings, lighting up for the night, are suddenly looking accessible. Read more