Life is a series of disappointments. And then you see something grand and noble, which surpasses life. Read more
Smelling a pink silk tree flower, Raluca Sidon, a visitor from Bucharest, Romania, says, “I’m seeing it for the first time. It doesn’t grow in my country. I have only read about them in books.” Read more
Every year as winter gives way to Delhi’s short spring spell, the Delhiwallas mark the shift in season by offering yellow mustard flowers at the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, the 14th century sufi saint.
An abstraction, Daulat ki Chaat is more an idea than a dessert. A white froth, pop a spoonful into the mouth and it disappears. The lingering sweetness is as fleeting as an early-morning dream. Read more
Delhi’s scenic Hindu heritage Read more
A glossy little marker — part stylish, part nothing special. Gol Gumbad, the 15th century Lodhi dynasty tomb at the intersection of Lodhi Road and Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, has become one of Delhi’s must-see monuments. Read more
One rainy evening, The Delhi Walla was at the lobby of The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road. There I got the first copies of my four-volume series on Delhi called The Delhi Walla.
Later this month I’m coming out with four books on Delhi. On hearing this, Gaurav Sood, a scholar in Stanford University, US, wrote me this. Read more