Nehru was the Prime Minister of India from Independence in 1947 until his death in 1964. Last month I visited Teen Murti Bhavan, his residence while PM and now a museum to his memory. In the grounds of the mansion is the Nehru Planetarium, which is worth a visit, even if it is just to sit… Continue reading Jawaharlal Nehru
At my first GP training practice, the senior partner asked me why I wanted to be a GP. I said that I liked talking to people. He dismissed this and told me that I needed to learn how to listen. Yes, the classic Sir William Osler quote: “Listen to your patient – he is telling… Continue reading Big Ears
Tucked away in the labyrinth of stalls of Old Lajpat Rai Market in Chandni Chowk is Manohar Dhaba. Umesh Ji, the owner, has the best street food I have eaten in Old Delhi. And I have eaten a lot of street food; I have had the intestinal infections to prove it. The house speciality is… Continue reading Japani Samosa Wale
Connaught Place (CP), named after Prince Arthur, the third son of Queen Victoria, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, was to be the shopping and economic hub of Lutyen’s New Delhi. It is modelled on Bath’s Royal Crescent, but perhaps because it was designed and built by the Public Works Department, the plans were altered. The… Continue reading Connaught Place
Blue seems to be the favourite colour of doors in Old Delhi: Now for some Delhi doors with different colours: Now for a couple of temple doors.
Street art is fun. It lifts the spirit. Delhi has many boring walls which could do with a bit of colour and humour. When I heard that St+art had commissioned two Singaporean artists to decorate a grey, concrete metro station on the border between Delhi and Gurugram, I had to see it. Arjan Garh is… Continue reading More street art
Lorries, wagons, heavy goods vehicles, call them what you will. Here are some superb specimens from India. The Hindi slogans are interesting. The detail is fascinating, with tassels, stick-on Shiva lingams and a representation of an eye and nose ring on a headlight. The paint work even extends to the tailgate. “Horn Please” = let… Continue reading Trucks
The National Museum on Janpath in New Delhi unveiled a large exhibition this month exploring the beliefs, histories, traditions, arts and cultures of India emanating from the Ganges – a river and a Goddess. See below: A bronze vessel inscribed with the 108 names of Ganga, a map of the Ganges and a bronze statuette… Continue reading Ganga – River of Life and Eternity
My entry shows a sweeper lady, moving the dust from one place to another, in North Delhi where I am living.
I am gradually posting the remainder of my collection of Delhi Door Photographs before I end my mission here in June. Let us begin with a pinkie. Even though the door looks a wreck, it is still worth keeping secure with a couple of padlocks and a length of chain. Even if the guard appears… Continue reading Thursday Doors