HindustanTimes Tue,01 Sep 2015

 Delhi 100

For Art’s Sake

A passion for art brought an afficionado from Rohtak to Dilli ki galiyaan. The ‘soul’ of the city kept Virendra Kumar rooted. Namita Kohli tells us...

Women builders

Men have not been the only ones who have adorned their beloved Delhi down the ages. Women, too, have played a smaller, but significant role, writes Rakhshanda Jalil.

Of names and more

This week we continue where we left off last week — talking of Hamida Begum, who built the Humayun’s tomb for her husband and brought 300 Arab builders with her from Mecca, writes Rakhshanda Jalil.

Soaking in Safdurjung

A tomb, a hospital and a flyover named after him, but who was he? Asks Rakhshanda Jalil.

A Capital Century

A hundred years ago, the British monarch King George V chose a dusty field of Delhi to anoint himself the Emperor of India. Now, as New Delhi turns a hundred, HT will celebrate its centenary through the year. Join us in the festivities from today, where we bring back memories of the Dilli Durbar of 1911 — the year New Delhi was born, writes Sanjoy Narayan. 1911-2011: Journey of a new capital | Growing up with New Delhi

Capital shift coronation

King George V announced the Capital shift from Calcutta to Delhi at the 1911 durbar. Sidhartha Roy, Nivedita Khandekar, Manoj Sharma report.

Durbar Notes

Provincial town to Capital city

Delhi was the obvious choice for the new British capital because of its weather and already present infrastructure. Sidhartha Roy and Avishek G Dastidar report.

Capital Plans

From rocks & ridge rose a New Delhi

British India’s new capital was carved out of scattered villages, a rocky, dusty ridge populated by jackals, leopards. Avishek G Dastidar, Nivedita Khandekar report.

Delhi, then and now  Barren Wilderness


An east-west collaboration

British architects, Indian artists worked together. Sidhartha Roy, Avishek G Dastidar, Manoj Sharma report.

Centenary| The Inspiration| The Now Famous

And New Delhi was unveiled

On February 10, 1931, a sunny day after three days of rain and cloudy weather, Viceroy of India Lord Irwin formally inaugurated New Delhi at 11am. Nearly 20 years after King George V had announced the shifting of India's capital from Calcutta to Delhi, the grand new capital was finally complete. Sidhartha Roy reports. Tracking history through Hindustan Times

Delhi was Lutyens' masterpiece

Jane Ridley is a great-granddaughter of Edwin Lutyens. A professor of history at University of Buckingham, she authored The Architect And His Wife, a biography of Edwin Lutyens. In an exclusive e-mail interview with Manoj Sharma, Ridley discusses various aspects Lutyens' of 'Delhi Project'.

Readers cherish the making of New Delhi

To mark the 100 years of New Delhi (1911-2011), Hindustan Times has started a year-long celebration from the 1st of January. Many readers have sent their own memories and impressions of New Delhi as they have seen it over the years. Here are some of them. If you want to share yours as well, mail them to us at:

When Railways nearly derailed New Delhi

Levelling the rocky Raisina Hills to transport construction material and men was far less a problem than getting the railways to agree to remove its existing line. Avishek G Dastidar reports.

Royal welcome at Delhi station

When Emperor George V and Queen Mary arrived in Delhi for the coronation Durbar, they were first welcomed at the Delhi main railway station. Avishek Dastidar and Sidhartha Roy report.

A temporary fixture of permanence

After Delhi was declared the new Capital of India in December 1911 by King George V at the Delhi Durbar, viceroy Lord Hardinge wasted no time in shifting his base from Calcutta.

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