Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Iftar Time, Now

Iftar Time, Now

Though many may not like to confess, most fasting people look forward to Iftar time when it is time to break the fast. Just look at the mood in Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.

Any Bomb?

Any Bomb?

Security check in Delhi's Janpath market.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Seeking Solitude

Seeking Solitude - I

In a big. big city like Delhi, it is possible to seek solitude in many places. Inside an office cabin as well as outside on a garden bench.

Friday, September 26, 2008

I Me Myself

The Delhi Walla

Like any writer, it is always about Me.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pushkin's Penthouse

Pushkin's Penthouse

As people drive through the busy Mandi House square in Delhi, I wonder how many notice this statue of Alexander Pushkin hidden in a tree-lined corner.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Delhi Walla

The Delhi Walla

10 am. Bhagwan Dass Road. On to office.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tehran Spring

Tehran Spring

This is Iranian embassy in Delhi's Hailey Road. I have never been to that dream place but a peek into this embassy building brings much comfort.

Evening Haikus

Evening Haikus

An evening scene in a New Delhi garden is enveloped in harmony. The sun is sinking. The leaves are falling. A mad man is reading cuttings of newspapers. A group of purdah women are talking about this and that.

Everything appears normal…on the surface at least.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

No Woman at Hazrat Nizamuddin Shrine

No Woman at Hazrat Nizamuddin Shrine

Shame on the house of Delhi's best known Sufi shrine.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thali, Please

Thali, Please

A tourist reads a book while having tea in a shack in Delhi's Paharganj.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Horn Please

Horn Please

Just another scene in a clogged street of Delhi.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

9/13 Delhi - Bomb the Bomb

9/13 Delhi - Bomb the Bomb

One day after the serial bomb blasts in Delhi, cops are looking for unexploded bombs in Delhi's Central Park. Too late.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Living with Books

Living With Books

This young book lover was browsing in the famed Sunday Book Bazaar of Old Delhi. He was carrying books in both the hands. He would walk for a while, then stop by a stall, check the books, buy them if they caught his fancy, or would move on. This continued for the better part of the bazaar. But towards the end he looked exhausted, and so he sat down on a stack of books. His tired feet rested on another stack. The scene was snapped at this moment.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Window Views

City Guide – Thank God It’s Ramzan

A bored lady in a possibly boring hotel in Old Delhi.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hindoo Holiday

Hindoo Holiday - II

Lord Kalki, Vishnu's last avtaar, on his way through Delhi's Chawri Bazaar.