Tuesday, July 31, 2007
India is a sexually repressive society. It is not easy to find a sex partner. Fortunately soft porn Hindi films* provide some solace to baser instincts.
*This picture was taken outside Ritz cinema hall in Delhi's Kashmiri Gate. Photographer is Shashwat Saxena.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Delhi's Shankar Market is situated just beyond the Outer Circle of Connaught Place shopping arcade. But it could have been as well named Mini CP. With mini CP-style corridors, mini pillars (white in color,of course), mini showrooms, it suffers from a great CP hangover.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is a Sikh temple in Delhi but anyone with any caste or religion can go in, pay respects to the holy book, and have a clean, satisfying meal, made lovingly by pious people, in the langar. Everyone, rich or poor, is served humbly and expected to leave only after they have eaten to their heart’s content.
Indeed, there are very few holy places in the capital which are so welcoming to people of all faiths.
This young man has a tough job. In the heat and humidity of a Delhi August, he runs from this place to that to cover events as they happen. There are many rival news channels in the city, the competition is tough and he has to be constantly on his toes to be the first. In exchange, he has to hear the general crib about the "news-hungry, intrusive, insensitive media-wallas."