P.S : Scorching heat and a spell of bad health is forcing me produce photos from my stock. Hopefully I'll go out soon and capture more photos.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Two young friends of mine, I met on the Bus I take to work daily. These two talk so much about I have no idea what... One day they requested me to take their photograph. I obliged in good jest. But when I saw this photo... I knew I had to blog it.
To going to school! Cheers! :-)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
This photograph I could not resist from clicking and then presenting to you all. I saw these really cute kids on the railway platform of New Deli Railway station. I later learned that they were not siblings, not even relatives or children of family friends. They were unknown to each other but still were taking care of each other so warmly that I was glad that I captured the moment before their parents took them in separate directions.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The 'Chai-wale uncle' is how we address this man, who has a shanty tea stall in a small 'gully' behind my office. The man makes tasty 'cutting-chai' and serves them in the traditional glasses. The other things that are available at his stall include Bread-Butter, 'Fein' and 'Mathhi'. So next time you are in Delhi and feel like a cup of tea... Its my treat at Chai-wale uncle's tea-stall. :-)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
A heena/mehendi artist -Suman, applying heena/mehendi on the hands of a client. Mehendi is a form of artificial tatooing that many women in Delhi patronage. When in Delhi, you must go to Hanuman Mandir, where hundreds like Suman have their stalls for applying Mehendi/Heena in beautiful Indian patterns.
P.S. : Was not in Delhi the past few days. Was visiting Mumbai. Hope you missed me some. :-)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
This is a giant umbrella with appliqué work, a speciality of the craftsmen of Orissa that I spotted in Dilli Haat. It is made of cloth, so it will not be able to protect you from rain. It is too heavy to carry around in summers to protect yourself from shade. It is an elaborate showpiece that many connoisseurs like to collect. The work on the umbrella is traditionally Indian with elephant motifs on it.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Even as the world passes-by quickly, the symbols of Indian postal services - Letter boxes, standstill waiting for that elusive letter that might be fed to them in this day and age of E-mail. When I had started with the idea of the Delhi Photo Diary, I had just thought of it as a collection of peculiar photos that define Delhi for me. However, with each passing day, it is turning out to be quite a revelation of the progress that the city has made within my lifetime of 24 years. The blog is now a chronilce of Delhi that is slowly but surely changing from how I like to remember it.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Even as the food prices in India are rising, the local vegetable vendor keeps his stall well organised by displaying the assortment of vegetables in a very colour-co-ordinated fashion. In the Hindi vernacular the vegetable vendor is called the 'Subzi-Wala' and is generally the focal point for spreading all the gossip in the locality. He sure is an important man. Keeps the health nutrition in check and rumour mills rolling.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The National Flower of India, Lotus, in full bloom in the wholesale flower market in Connaught Place. The Wholesale Flower Market is a unique market that opens for just 5 hours early in the morning and winds up by 9 A.M., 365 days a year. Will be posting many photographs from this place one of these days.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I had visited the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai when I was a very small girl. Though nothing like the caves, finding these fountains almost 15 years later in my city of Delhi, that could be christened Elephanta Fountains by me, was a pleasure. These fountains are situated in the Garden of Five Senses. An awesome place to visit if nature in its full bloom is what soothes you.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The staple diet for all Delhi walas... A cup of special chai (tea) and samosa (a salty fried snack, which is made of refined wheat flour stuffed with potatoes). This is best in times when your are hungry, but don't want to have a full meal, want to satisfy your taste buds, while giving no consideration whatsoever to calorie intake and need to feel refreshed. :-)