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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roadside View: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

This is the roadside view of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which is being readied to host the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi in the month of October.

Delhi at this moment looks like a war zone. It is dug up all over the place and driving is an exercise that leaves most exhausted at the end of the day. Hopefully things will improve in the coming month and the city I love will be at its beautiful best to host the athletes of the Commonwealth Nations.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away!

My city has been under water for almost a week now. Here are some shots I got of the watered city over the past 7 days.

Praying for the sun to shine now. The grey is becoming depressing.

One is not enough!

The sacred universal truth is that a girl can never have enough pair of footwear!

This is a shop of Kolhapuri chappals and mojaris on Janpath, Connaught Place.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

After clicking this photo, I was sure that the nursery rhyme, Twinkle twinkle little star had been written about the Sun! I am posting this photograph in an attempt to lure the nearest star to the Earth to come and shine on Delhi. The grey skies and continuous rains are depressing me now.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bumpy ride, anyone?

This is a wooden, multiple-bump camel standing tall at the entrance of the Cottage Industries Emporium in Janpath, Connaught Place. I cannot say much about its strength, but one thing is certain that the ride on this wooden sculpture would be a bumpy one!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The chandelier at The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road.

Monday, August 16, 2010

500th Post: I'll be watching you!

In my 500th post, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the person who brings this blog to you :-) This is me, a true Delhiite or Dilliwali, on one of my clicking sprees. My mom says that this is pretty much the best way to recognise me on the various roads of Delhi. My friends tease me, calling me the camera-eyed devil.

"I'll be watching you!", is my retort cum threat!

Hoping that you will continue to encourage me to click various shades of Delhi, here is to another 500 posts! Cheers!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Through the Forest, Darkly

I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the book, Through the Forest, Darkly, this evening. The debutant author of the book, which I gather is set against the backdrop of Naxalism, is Ranjan Kaul (on the right). For the launch, another illustrious author, Mukul Kesavan (on the left), had been asked to interview Mr Kaul about the book. The interview session was interesting, as the two exchanged notes about the process of writing and creating a make belief world.

Between the session, the author also read out some passages from his book. That part was an experience that I might have to develop a taste for. Someone reading out a novel to me, was a little disturbing because I am the kind of reader, who assigns a certain voice to the characters of the book as I read along. However, I was told that this is the norm at launches. So, like everything else that I cannot control, I decided to enjoy this part as well.

Sorry, the quality of the photograph is not too good. I was seated way back and did not want to go too near the stage while the session was on.

While listening to the question and answer session, I listed some questions that came to mind. I am listing them here, hoping that some of you might share what you think on the matter.

1. Why are most fictional writers afraid of taking a moral stand on a sensitive political issue?
2. While creating and building a character of the opposite sex, what kind of ease or difficulty do they experience?
3. How are the characters christened? And, do the names of the characters somehow dictate some characteristics of the character or after a character is named, does it while being built up exhibits certain typical characteristics? Eg: would naming a character Rahul, mean that he would be playful, naughty but very righteous?

P.S: The author is my boss and the book has been published by Hachette India.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


My mother and brother sharing a joke.

Two smiles that I truly treasure :-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shades of the evening

This is the selection of my favourite photographs of the Delhi sky that I clicked over the last week. Waiting to hear what you think of these photographs :-)

Peck on the cheek

Grandfather's spectacles

Swinging on the clouds

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gole Market

This is the circular building that forms the centre point of Gole Market. 'Gole' in Hindi means a circle. This building will soon be uprooted and a museum will be made in its place.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Which colour do you see?

A friend had recently said that when life is colourful, black and white photographs also seem to have colour. I can understand what the person was saying. I see women wearing bright coloured royal garments, running through this corridor at one of the structures of Lodi Gardens. Can you?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Next time I am in Lodhi Garden and I want solitude, this is where I shall sit. Maybe this will be my Bodhi Tree.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Doggy tales

Read this board at the Lodhi Garden entrance. I really liked the illustration of the dog on the board.

Then met this cute little fellow. He had lost his leash it seems but his collar was intact. He had decided to laze on the Sunday morning even as photographers went mad clicking pictures all around him.


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