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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Aroma of my city

Fragrance of dignified capital can be acknowledged in my  city . An aroma of truthfullnes, religion , sattire if definately the sattire of my city .

A blissful thinking or a wish full every fancy is there in my arena . An embodiment of 63 year old independence , an embrace of  our  countries democracy lies here only . Weather it is from the religion point or from the political point or weather an academic point, my city is beyond the horizon.

As it is aid earlier that "ROME WAS NEVER BUILT IN A DAY " , same is the thing with my city , it lays behind the imprints of  100 glorious years , it was 1911when , Delhi was adjudged as the capital of India .

But at some point of time it is rightly said by some one:-

"The rumor of a great city goes out beyond its borders, to all the latitudes of the known earth. The city becomes an emblem in remote minds; apart from the tangible export of goods and men, it exerts its cultural instrumentality in a thousand phases"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Street food of Delhi

1. Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar


If the sign of a good place to eat is its popularity with the locals, then this shop has to be one of the best places for chaat in Old Delhi.The decor outside mesmerise you and will definately get you through the food . The papri chaat (crispy fried dough wafers, served with boiled potatoes, boiled chick peas, chilis, yoghurt and tamarind chutney) will definately steel your heart. The plae is not pretty expensive as it hardly cost Rs. 80 for 2 people.

2. Bishan Swaroop

Bishan Swaroop can be challenging to find but is definitely worth the effort. It's hidden away in one of Chandni Chowk's unruly side streets, which helps it retain an old-world feel. There's only a few items on the menu, but what this place makes, it makes well. The aloo kulla (boiled potato that's scooped out and filled with chickpeas and garnished with spices and lemon).

3. Natraj chat Bhandar

It is on the main united street of Chandni Chowk near by the central lane. The fruit haat and the allu chat out here is worth a try and speially the fruit chat . There are hell lot of vaities in chat which you can find out here



4. Lala Babu chaat Bhandar

Lala Babu Chaat Bhandar dishes up an enticing selection of authentic chaat. The service is friendly and the food offers good value for money.
 The gobi muttar samosas (crispy pastries stuffed with cooked cauliflower, peas, and spices) are very popular.

5. Pawan Chat Bhandar

The plae is located in the kanari bazar in one of the street , though the place is worth a shot for the street food lovers. The experiment with the chaat papri and the gol - gappas , makes this place loved by all. The best delicasy is indeed the yoghurt mixed with sweet hutney in the salted papri .

Monday, February 7, 2011

DElhi high street markets

The vibrant and exotic atmosphere of Delhi markets can make shopping lots of fun.  In fact, Delhi has the best markets in India, with handicrafts from all over the country. These top markets in Delhi  are a treasure trove of goods waiting to be discovered.

1. Dilli Haat

This huge Delhi market has been deliberately made to feel like a traditional weekly village market, called a haat. Small thatched roof cottages with a village atmosphere give it great ambiance. The market offers an exciting blend of handicrafts from all over India, food, and cultural and music performances. The entry fee is 15 rupees (35 cents). Don't miss it!
  • Location: Sri Aurobindo Marg (opposite INA Market). Also at Netaji Subash Place (adjacent to Netaji Subash Place Metro Station), and Pitampura.
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.
  • What to Buy: Indian handcrafts and artifacts.

2. Janpath and Tibetan Market

This very popular and lively Delhi market, which was recently given a makeover, has something for everyone. You'll find goods from everywhere in India and Tibet here, and it's a great place to shop for things to take back home. However, you'll need all your bargaining skills to get a really decent price.
  • Location: Janpath, just off Connaught Place, in central New Delhi.
  • Opening Hours: Daily.
  • What to Buy: Handicrafts, hippy clothing, shoes, paintings, brassware, Indian artifacts, leather work, and cheap jewelry.

3. Khan Market

\Khan Market is a small, U-shaped, well established market that's one of Delhi's classiest. Bargain hunters are likely to be disappointed at this market. It's got a loyal following who go there to shop at its branded outlets. One of the best things about this market is its interesting book shops. It's also got some excellent tailors who will make you a suit in less than a week. For Ayurvedic food, medicine and skin care check out Biotique, and Khadi. Hidden away, you'll find some great lounges to relax in, many with balconies overlooking the street.
  • Location: South New Delhi, not far from India Gate.
  • Opening Hours: Daily except Sundays.
  • What to Buy: Books, music, branded and tailored clothes, Ayurvedic food and cosmetics, and lamps.

4. Paharganj

Some of the best bargain shopping in Delhi can be found in the crumbling and chaotic Main Bazaar of the Paharganj traveler ghetto. Many of the shops in Paharganj also deal in wholesale and export to foreign countries, making it a good place to come and hunt out unique and inexpensive goods to import back home.
  • Location: Paharganj Main Bazaar, opposite the New Delhi Railway Station.
  • Opening Hours: Daily until around 9 p.m.
  • What to Buy: Clothes, shoes, jewelry, books, music, textiles, handicrafts, hookah pipes, incense.

5. Chandni Chowk

The shopping district of Chandni Chowk has been in existence for hundreds of years and an exploration of its winding, narrow alleyways is certainly an adventure. The lanes of Chandni Chowk are divided into bazaars with different areas of specialization. For fabrics, head to Katra Neel. In the Bhagirath Palace area, you'll find a huge range of electronics. Dariba Kalan is Old Delhi's ancient silver market full of silver jewelry. Food vendors in Chandni Chowk also serve up a delicious assortment of Delhi Street food.
  • Location: Old Delhi.
  • Opening Hours: Daily except Sundays.
  • What to Buy: Fabrics, jewelry, and electronic goods.

6. Lajpat Nagar (Central Market)

The hectic Lajpat Nagar market provides an interesting glimpse into Indian culture. It's one of the oldest markets in India and is abuzz with middle class Indian shoppers, all swarming around its roadside stalls and showrooms. One of this market's main attractions is the Mehendiwalas, who will apply beautiful Henna designs to your hands with astonishing speed. You'll also find reasonably priced Indian kurti tops and salwaar kameez suits here.
  • Location: South New Delhi, near Defence Colony (between Greater Kailash and South Extension).
  • Opening Hours: Daily except Mondays.
  • What to Buy: Indian clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including Indian bangles), and home furnishings.

Delhi is fashion capital Number

It’s high time the debate — ‘which metro is the Fashion Capital of India’
There is something that has sustained over the centuries, that has and that would continue to impact us, our lifestyle and irrespective of the age, color, location, caste or creed; everyone follows it, its Fashion. Today Fashion is no more about style statement but it has become our identity. It is more to do with what we are.Fashion, invariably can be seen everywhere and it is no more restricted to the urban India. The metro cities in India though have witnessed a tremendous change in the fashion trends over the years. Delhi, being one of them, has bagged a position in the international fashion scene.
Delhi, with its decades long historical charm, has witnessed changes in trends. Right from the famous Mughal era, with its ethnic wear to the retro style with its funky wear to the power dressing and the corporate look -Delhi has seen it all. Right from the ramp to the road, to the nearest college, or to a mall, fashion is all over! Who doesn’t know what’s new, what’s not, what’s happening and what’s out, thanks to the fashion awareness that has spread across the city. Fashion trends keep changing and most fashion divas and models are the one to make them. The youth is a major follower of fashion trends. Fashion trends also get influenced from Bollywood as well as Hollywood. Metros like Mumbai and Delhi witness the quick changes in fashion especially in college going crowds.
There are numerous places in Delhi to shop; some popular shopping destinations are GK, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, Kamla Nagar, Saket, Janpath, Sarojini Nagar and South Extension. For the college going crowd, the ultimate hangout is Janpath ,Kamla Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar which are famous for its easy on pocket yet trendy clothes. These places demand patience and if you have the tactic to bargain well, you can get the best deal here. While the clothes are usually of the export surplus and do not carry guarantee, these are casual, non branded and everyday wear.
While Janpath boasts of a good connectivity as it is located in Connaught Place, Kamla Nagar is around the North Campus area of Delhi University and you would mostly find young crowd here.Sarojni Nagar and Lajpat Nagar both are located in south of Delhi.
For people who swear by the designer wear and for the brand conscious crowd, the destination is South Extension and GK .These markets have the best of labels and these carry a high price tag too. And even if these markets don’t impress you, head to a mall. The newly built DLF Emporio mall in Vasant Kunj and the Citywalk mall in Saket offer a wide range of designer wear and high end fashion clothing. Similar is the Ambience mall in Gurgaon.While these malls cater to the rich upper class, the rest of the malls and other markets like Karol Bagh, Rajouri Garden etc open up a good variety for the middle class.

Being a blend of conventional, classy and modern, Delhi has a lot to offer. With its ever changing trends, new designs and styles coming up with every fall and every spring, this is a promising place to be in. This place is truly a shopper’s paradise.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

8 phases of my City

The story of Delhi unfolds far back in the dark mists of history.

City :- Indraprastha
Date :-1450 BC (approx.)
Site :- In Purana Qila
Remains :- Archeological finds now support the view that this was indeed Delhi's earliest city. This has not surprised anyone in Delhi, for popular opinion had never doubted the existence of Indra-prashtha. Reasons for its decline are not known.

City :- Lal Kot or Qila Rai Pithora
Date :- 1060 AD; built by Rajput Tomaras. 12th century; captured and enlarged by the Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan.
Site :- QutubMinar-Mehraulicomplex.
Remains :- Very little remains of the original Lal Kot. of the 13 gates of Rai Pithora fort, now only three remain.

City :- Siri
Date :-1304 AD; built by Alauddin Khilji of the Delhi Sultanate. Alauddin Khilji was well-known for his trade reforms, so it's not surprising that Siri was a major trading throughout the centre the Hauz-i-Alai, 14th century.
Site :- Near Hauz Khas and Gulmohar Park.
Remains :- Some portions and walls remain. Alauddin Khilji also built other things around Siri. Like, the beautiful Alai Darwaza, the south gate of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and reservoir in present-day Hauz Khas.

City :- Tughlaqabad
Date :- 1321-23 AD. Built by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq.
Site :- 8km from the Qutub complex.
Remains:- Walls and some ruined buildings.

City :-Jahanpanah
Date :- Mid-14th century. Built by Mohammad- bin-Tughlaq, the so-called lunatic king. Actually he had some brilliant ideas but fumbled badly in their execution.
Site :- Between Siri and Qutub Minar.
Remains:-A few remnants of defensive ramparts.

City :-Ferozabad
Date :- 1354 AD; by Feroze Tughlaq. It remained the capital until Sikander Lodi moved to Agra.
Site:- Kotla Feroze Shah.
Remains:- Only the Asoka Pillar rising from the ruins remains. There is stadium for cricket which is called Feroze Shah Kotla grounds. It is also a regular bus stop.

City :- Dilli Sher Shahi (Shergarh)
Date :- 1534; This Delhi was actually started by Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. After he was defeated and forced into exile, his far more able overthrower Sher Shah
Suri completed it.
Site :- Opposite the zoo. Around Purana Qila.
Remains:- High gates,walls,mosque and a great baoli(well). Kabuli and Lal Darwaza gates and the Sher Mandal.

City :- Shajahanabad
Date :- Mid-17th century. Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor moved his capital from Agra to here.
Site :- The existing Old Delhi.
Remains :- The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, main streets of Old Delhi (like Chandini Chowk), long sections of walls and several city gates. Old Delhi might be congested, but it still retains its medieval charm. The people are very warm and welcoming, even though riots between Hindus and Muslims are quite common.

City :- New Delhi
Date :- 1920s. The formal announcement to move the seat of power from Calcutta to Delhi was made during the famous Delhi Durbar in 1911. Contractors and workers working from the designs of Edward Lutyens completed the main buildings 20 years later. Since then Delhi has remained the capital of India.
Site :- Connaught Place

Place:- Rajpath.
Remains:- All the main British buildings, which include the spacious bungalows of the now elite New Delhi area, the President's House, the Parliament and Supreme Court.

Deep sunken history from blurred eyes