New Delhi has completed 100 years as the Capital of India. To commemorate this occasion, Hindustan Times had launched a special editorial series in January this year.
Iconic buildings that came up in the 1970s and '80s added to the character and life of the Capital.
A major contribution of the 1982 Asiad, was the introduction of colour television in the country.
The Delhi Durbar that took place on December 12, 1911 was actually to commemorate the coronation of George V and Queen Mary in Britain that had taken place a few months earlier, and their proclamation as emperor and empress of India.
Felice Beato, one of the first photojournalists in the world, wanted to capture the Indian ‘mutiny’ of 1857. But he could reach Calcutta only by the beginning of 1858, when the war had ended.
An unknown painting is rediscovered in JP Losty’s Delhi 360°. A look at how an artist captured the Mughal capital a decade before the 1857 Uprising would destroy it.
Post Independence, while many classical Indian musicians and artistes were coming from all over the country and settling down in Delhi, Sharan Rani Backliwal, a Delhi girl, earned global accolades as a sarod player.
The Ananya Dance Festival, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, will present a five-day classical dance extravaganza starting today.
During Durga puja, most cultural secretaries of Puja committees all over Delhi are under pressure to do a 'twist'. Different from the African-American plantation dance of the '60s, this twist is a pressure to present Bengaliana with a difference - in idol-making, mandap decoration, programme presentation - but with one constant: the 'Kolkata team' (of artistes, that is).
Filmmaker Rajkumar Gupta and actor Myra talk about their tryst with Delhi.
Known for its British colonial architecture, Lutyen's Delhi will soon see modern artwork in the area.
The more things change, the more they remain the same. The unique quirks, characteristics and problems that we associate with New Delhi today, were very much present even 100 years ago.
Overcharging, not going by the meter; rude; declining to go to a destination — sounds like an autowallah in Delhi? We are actually talking about the taxi drivers of the Capital of 1920s.
Before the declaration of the shifting of the Capital from Calcutta, Delhi was just a provincial town of some commercial interest. The police force was also adequate only for a provincial town.
Think of a pleasant sunny day with light breeze. Now think of a large open space in the heart of the city with lush green lawns for a family outing. The India Gate lawns? That was exactly the hangout area for Delhiites three generations ago.