Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Once was Shahjanabad - II

Once Was Shahjanabad - II

Once this was a city of emperors and courtesans, kaftans and the Kohinoor, milk and ghee. Now it is just Delhi's touristy Muslim ghetto.

Once was Shahjanabad - I

Once was Shahjanabad - I

Once this was a city of emperors and courtesans, kaftans and the Kohinoor, milk and ghee. Now it is just Delhi's touristy Muslim ghetto.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Losers (!)

Losers

Delhi is a cruel city. Some Delhiwallas drive big cars. While others have to sleep on road divides.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Childhood Days

Unlucky Kids

Lucky kids. Unlucky kids. Rich Kids. Poor kids. Alas, we can not chose our families. Life is unfair.

*This picture was taken at Delhi's Rajouri Garden traffic light.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Breaking News People

Breaking News People

A cocky correspondent of a Delhi-based news channel adjust her ear-plugs before going "on air". India’s news channels are increasingly becoming more aggressive, more intrusive, and more irritating. They rush into people’s homes, they poke their mikes into unsuspecting people, and they always claim to bring the “breaking news”.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

Delhi was celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid. Some people were exchanging greetings by hugging each other. In one instance a burqa-clad granny was caught biting her finger nails even as her decked-up grandson was busy snoring in a mithai shop. Of course, Eid did not mean anything to limbless beggars.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Ballimaran Bylane

The Ballimaran Bylane

This is one of the great historic districts of old Delhi. The poet Mirza Ghalib lived here. Tonight the street is as bright as day. After all, it is the Ramadan season.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

East Vs West

East Vs West

Sari Vs Trousers. Black Vs Blonde. East Vs West.