Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
The hill was alive with the sound of the grave digger's shovel. I was looking for a grave. In the next hill perhaps? It was dug yesterday. For Qurratulain Hyder. She was an Urdu writer who died on August 21, following a prolonged lung ailment, in a hospital in NOIDA, a Delhi suburb. I have never read Ms. Hyder. Yet I came here in Jamia Nagar’s Muslim graveyard to express my sadness at her passing away.
Read the full story at The Delhi Walla - Searching for Qurratulain Hyder in a City Graveyard.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
21-year-old Javed, a former street kid who arrived alone and penniless in the city some fourteen years ago, led us, in excellent English, into the inner life of New Delhi railway station region. Brainchild of a British volunteer, the walk is organized daily by Salaam Baalak Trust, a NGO established by film-maker Mira Nair.
Click at The Delhi Walla to read the full story – Street Walk with Street Children.
Appearing annually during the rainy month of Shrawan, and invoking the hippie-God Shiva with the constant cry of Bam Bam Bhole, they are called Kaanwariyas or Shiva Bhakts. Dressed in saffron-colored t-shirts and knickers, these men – young, old and even children - walk all the way from Haridwar, sometimes from the higher reaches of the Himalayas, carrying the holy Ganges water to their homes.
Read the full story at The Delhi Walla - Marching with the Holy Water.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Mr. Ishrat Ali is an employee of Godin & Co., the capital’s legendary piano shop at Connaught Place, for the last thirty years. He cannot see; neither can he remember his age...Click at The Delhi Walla to read the full story – City Landmarks – A. Godin & Co.