Anyone who wants to get under the skin of Delhi should read William Dalrymple’s book “City of Djinns”. A djinn is a genie, a spirit, an angel come down to earth, who can be benevolent, neutral or malevolent. A djinn can appear as an animal or can assume human form. Some say that everyone has… Continue reading Djinn Rummy
Here is a tree in Mehrauli, a southern suburb of Delhi. The house has been constructed AROUND the tree. Wonderful.
Indians like to give their gurus lots of titles. The Jain leader who is commemorated at the oldest known Jain site in Delhi is called Dada Gurudev Manidhari Shri Jinchandra Suriji Maharaj Saheb. He was a child prodigy, born in 1140AD, who went on to renounce the world when he was six years old. At… Continue reading Jain Temple at Dadawadi