Salute Sir Edwin Lutyens for creating a paradise for sportsmen. Kewal Kaushik
Usually a plain compendium of figures, tables, data and hard-hitting statistics, the Delhi Police's decided to add more colour and especially a bit more of its legacy to its annual report card.
The festival arrived here in 1800s but it was only after New Delhi was declared the Capital that the city really embraced its spirit. Mallica Joshi
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Sidney Rebeiro, whose family is one of the oldest Anglo-Indian families still residing Delhi, often compares the Christmas of his childhood and that of today. Shaswati Das
Singing carols is one of the oldest traditions associated with Christmas. Most old-timers remember their childhood when they went from one household to another in the weeks before Christmas to sing carols. HT
It was only in the 1970s that the Capital settled down and acquired a character. South Delhi emerged, Asian Games changed the city and then satellite towns such as Gurgaon and Noida took the pressure off the Capital. Sidhartha Roy and Manoj Sharma report.
The new Capital remained a ghost town for almost a decade after its inauguration in 1931. But the Second World War, India’s independence and Partition changed the contours of New Delhi.
Noida or the New Okhla Industrial Development Area came into being as an industrial township during Emergency in 1976 to cater to Delhi's commercial needs and to address the Capital's concern of polluting industries. Darpan Singh reports.
The now posh and bustling south Delhi was a peaceful area in the 1970s. Even the Ring Road was snarl-free as the Maruti car was yet to hit the roads. Rajat Arora writes.
The beginnings of the New Delhi Municipal Council were made only a couple of years after Delhi was proclaimed as India’s new capital (in 1911). HT
Taking its name from Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught, some iconic shops in this central plaza easily rivalled high-end European stores in the 1940s. HT
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.
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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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
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.