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Delhiwale: New outlooks in an old city

A septuagenarian shares anecdotes of his transitioning family over generations.
In his early 70s, his serene face with a long white beard now gazes out into the street at Gali Qasim Jan in Old Delhi’s Ballimaran.
In his early 70s, his serene face with a long white beard now gazes out into the street at Gali Qasim Jan in Old Delhi’s Ballimaran.
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 01:50 PM IST
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ByMayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi

Delhiwale: A beauty spot on Ansari Road

  • The grandest building in an Old Delhi neighbourhood of antiquated structures
Set apart from the busy road, it is located at the centre of an enormous compound.
Set apart from the busy road, it is located at the centre of an enormous compound.
Published on Mar 12, 2022 05:25 AM IST
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ByMayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi

For clockmakers in old Delhi, time is a friend and an enemy

Quartz and digital clocks, they say, are more accurate but they have depreciated the timepieces and their profession.
Suhail Akhtar, a clockmaker at his shop near Jama Masjid, is considered an encyclopedia on mechanical clocks.(Ht Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
Suhail Akhtar, a clockmaker at his shop near Jama Masjid, is considered an encyclopedia on mechanical clocks.(Ht Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 08:35 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhiwale: The sherbet stall’s history

  • An iconic stall that has survived the pandemic’s two surges.
Nafees Khan runs a sherbet stand in Old Delhi’s Gali Suiwallan.(HT Photo)
Nafees Khan runs a sherbet stand in Old Delhi’s Gali Suiwallan.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 03:57 AM IST
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ByMayank Austen Soofi

Delhiwale: Sattu ghol of Turkman

A summer stall as steadfast as the monument beside it.
Mr Singh sells sattu drink only in the sweltering season, from April to August; the rest of the year is spent in jaggery production in Punjab and as a carpenter in his UP village.(HT Photo)
Mr Singh sells sattu drink only in the sweltering season, from April to August; the rest of the year is spent in jaggery production in Punjab and as a carpenter in his UP village.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 03:29 AM IST
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ByMayank Austen Soofi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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