Friday, 21 January 2011

The changed face of Delhi

If a city could speak then Delhi would have volumes to speak about.With Tne influx of different communities in search of work and a better lifestyle.The population rose in numbers and continues to swell.There has been a great surge in construction of new buildings,as a result leading to congestion and pollution.On the other hand Delhi has become more beautiful by way of huge flyovers and speedier transport with the Metro rail.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Delhi as it was in the 40's

I have heard much about what Delhi was like in the 40's from my father.The walled city was the main area and densely populated.The only mode of transport was the tonga which would take you from Old delhi to the sparsely populated much greener New Delhi popularly known as Raisina.My father used to go to his North Block office on his bicycle,which was tended with great care.The whole length of Chandni Chowk was dotted with shops selling different wares,interspersed with sweets and chaat shops.It was a complete world.