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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

 Delhi 100

A capital unsafe for women

Delhi has witnessed 25 cases of rape and 42 molestations in the past one month. Ironically, all this is happening in a city that boasts of a 75,000-strong police force. What are the police, government and citizens doing? Karan Choudhury and Jatin Anand ask. Tell us how can we make Delhi safe | Protecting yourself against rape

The heart of Delhi, even then

In the 1930s, two decades into the new Capital and a few years after New Delhi was formally inaugurated, it was Connaught Place that held all the indicators of how the new city was doing, and where it was headed. Avishek G Dastidar reports.

Where art frat meets mall rat

The approach is through a wine shop and an array of world cuisine restaurants. Beyond the Vuitton handbags and Choo shoes, spas and Ice bars lies the heart of the matter. Aasheesh Sharma writes.

The Delhi show, on since 1930s

The quartet of Regal, Plaza, Rivoli and Odeon slaked Delhi's thirst for entertainment with both national and international box office blockbusters.

They gave the new Capital an English touch

Anglo-Indians make up an essential part of the Raj’s story. Delhi, too, has its share of Anglo-Indians.

Grant Govan Homes: Down memory lane

It’s a hot Delhi afternoon and Philomena Berkeley, 79, listens to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond.

Gidney Club: More a home than a club

As you walk along the corridor of the outer circle of Connaught Place’s K-block, a signboard above the stairs reads: “The Gidney Club: The All-India Anglo Indian Association (Delhi Branch)”.

From Bengal, but staunchly Delhiites

A bespectacled, dhoti kurta-clad gentleman haggling over the price of fish in heavily accented Hindi — if that’s your idea of a typical Bengali, then most Dilliwallah Bengalis would definitely not fit into the frame.

Connecting to the world left behind

As you find your way through the motor spare parts shops, leather goods showrooms, hawkers, carts and the general cacophony of Kashmere Gate, a narrow staircase welcomes you to the very different world of the Bengali Club.

Making Delhi their own, religiously

If you want to know how many Bengalis live in an area, the best way is to just land up at the local pandal during Durga Puja.

Capital connect with India’s south

New Delhi’s status as the Capital prompted several Tamilians to migrate here, for better jobs as well as businesses, and to change the way Delhi ate and lived. Nivedita Khandekar explains.

Soaking in the Marathi spirit

On a cold winter evening in December 1919, the PL Vaidya household at Naya Bazar, just outside the walled city, north of the Lahori Gate, was abuzz with activity. Nivedita Khandekar reports. Festivities in delhi

Down memory lane

Naya Bazar, as the name suggested, had come up just outside the old city, north of Lahori Gate—one of the several gates of the walled city.

String of cultural events to mark 100 years of New Delhi

The Capital will host a string of cultural events to celebrate 100 years of laying the foundation of New Delhi.

Talking Delhi, filmy style

Filmmaker Rajkumar Gupta and actor Myra talk about their tryst with Delhi.
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