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.
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 quartet of Regal, Plaza, Rivoli and Odeon slaked Delhi's thirst for entertainment with both national and international box office blockbusters.
Anglo-Indians make up an essential part of the Raj’s story. Delhi, too, has its share of Anglo-Indians.
It’s a hot Delhi afternoon and Philomena Berkeley, 79, listens to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond.
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)”.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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.
The Capital will host a string of cultural events to celebrate 100 years of laying the foundation of New Delhi.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Gupta and actor Myra talk about their tryst with Delhi.