Sometimes you take a photograph and it is only when you look at the image back home on your computer screen that you realise how lucky you have been to capture it.

This man is sleeping on the concrete barrier which separates two lanes of traffic in Chandni Chowk. This is one of the busiest streets in Delhi. OK, pretty good image, but then I saw the marking on the concrete barrier – Him-A-Laya. Perfect.


By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.


  1. No, Chandni Chowk is named after the illumination of the havelis by moonlight reflected from a canal which used to run down the centre of the street. Chawri Bazaar is where the courtesans and nauch girls entertained the aristocracy

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