Connaught Place

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 ┬áRoyal Crescent, but perhaps because it was designed and built by the Public Works Department, the plans were altered. The… Continue reading Connaught Place

Raksha Bandhan

Did you fight like cat and dog with your siblings? If so, perhaps this Hindu festival might encourage you to bury the hatchet. Strictly speaking, it celebrates the bond of protection between brothers and sisters, but it can also apply to relationships outside the family. A sister ties a sacred thread, or “rakshi”, onto her… Continue reading Raksha Bandhan