Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dilli ki daily flea markets :)

This post is dedicated to the flea or vegetable markets that keep shiftng from one area to another (nomad markets :) ) and are named after the dayz like... budh bazaar...."veer bazaar : refering to thursday market" wherein "veer" is hindi of thursday.
There are loads of snacks and street food along wth home merchandiseatvery cheap prices... though quality goes a little low but they have a charm of their own.. full of colors, noise of hawkers cheering and attracting consumers....and loads more... enjoie :))

Monday, February 22, 2010

A walk of C.P. area with Sam Miller

Few dilliwallas woke up early morning to enjoie mist n cool breeze around connaught place with Sam Miller- Author of the book "DELHI: ADVENTURES IN A MEGACITY"
This is an extraordinary portrait of one of the world's largest cities. Sam Miller sets out to discover the real Delhi, a city he describes as being 'India's dreamtown-and its purgatory.' He treads the city streets, making his way through Delhi and its suburbs, visiting its less celebrated destinations-Nehru Place, Rohini, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon-that most writers ignore. Miller's quest is the here and now, the unexpected, the ignored and the eccentric. All the obvious ports of call-the ancient monuments, the imperial buildings and the celebrities of modern Delhi-make only passing appearances. Through his encounters with Delhi's people-from a professor of astrophysics to a crematorium attendant, from ragpickers to members of the Police Brass Band-Miller creates a richly entertaining portrait of what Delhi means to its residents, and of what the city is becoming. Miller is, like so many of the people he meets, a migrant in one of the world's fastest growing megapolises and the Delhi he depicts is one whose future concerns us all.

Miller possesses an intense curiosity; he has an infallible eye for life's diversities, for all the marvellous and sublime moments that illuminate people's lives. This is a generous, original, humorous portrait of a great city; one which unerringly locates the humanity beneath the mundane, the unsung and the unfamiliar.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

sunday : munch day

nthin beats maggie by mummie

home garnished hummus and pita bread :)

finally after a lot of struggle i could manage to have hummus with pita :) thnx to one of our family frnd and yes.. im still verie excited to have more that swati is getting tomm :) ;P

Friday, February 19, 2010

a glimpse of Kerala

At last, one of the author could take a break from the hectic dilli life.

After the Beach visit, which was a must and an everyday reminder by KP, it was time to visit St. Angelo's Fort.

A few Facts: The Fort was built in 1505 by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeida, with the permission of the Kolathiris, on a promontory jutting into the Lakshadweep sea. The Dutch captured the fort in 1663 and sold it to the Ali Raja of Kannur in 1772 and in 1790 it came into the possession of the British. The British rebuilt it and made it their most important station in Malabar .

Got no idea how they take the trash out of it!

The Arrakal Family Museum..a museum dedicated to the Arrakal Family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala.

a few more days..

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

depiction of "AUR" in dilli chaat aur chai paani

Our first attempt to depict "AUR" is flies that are verie common around our fav chaat and other junk food :P
P.S. all readers are welcome to give suggestions for "AUR".

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

gulabi jaipur

Palmist with awed audience.

Bata hero kaun??

A short holiday encapsulating the fanciful hues of amorous Jaipur with big fat elephants, cobbled streets, and leathered goodies:)