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

Becoming Indianised

On Monday evening, the driver dropped me off at the street market after work so I could do the fruit and veg shopping for our apartment. Wary of being overcharged as a foreigner, I usually sidle up behind a well-dressed Indian lady who is haggling over the price of onions at a stall. I greet… Continue reading Becoming Indianised

Independence Day

Sixty nine years ago today, India became independent. I remember being captivated while reading “Freedom at Midnight”, Collins and Lapierre’s book of the events leading up to the 15th of August 1947. I was hoping to go to the Red Fort in Delhi to witness the celebrations, but the whole area has been cordoned off… Continue reading Independence Day

On the road

Photographs from my trip to Mambwe to say goodbye to the District Medical Officer, Dr Zulu. I like the bicycle park in the hospital grounds. The shops have a predominantly religious theme to their names. I like the “Small beginnings” shop. The invoices from the Faith Kills Fear shop have missed off the Fear bit,… Continue reading On the road