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Fun Fact #6. Delhi Has An International Toilet Museum…

Fun Fact #6. Delhi Has An International Toilet Museum… January 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Every city has its fun side. A bit of a quirk, something oddly interesting. Delhi has its share. Here are the top 12: Green Facts: 1. Delhi is one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the world with a green cover of almost 20%. 2. The entire public transport of the city runs on environment friendly...

$5 Cultural Thing To Do in Delhi: See a Bollywood Film

$5 Cultural Thing To Do in Delhi: See a Bollywood Film October 5, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
What do you get in $5? Pretty much everything if you are watching a Bollywood Blockbuster film. At a ticket price of around Rs.250 (roughly $5) you get three hours of unadulterated song, dance, action, emotion, romance all packaged together in one thrilling ride. Catching a movie in New Delhi is pretty...

Spectacular Opening Ceremony Sets The Tone For XIX Commonwealth Games

Spectacular Opening Ceremony Sets The Tone For XIX Commonwealth Games October 4, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Alien-ship like, the Aerostat hovered magically over the JawaharLal Nehru Stadium. Changing color, reflecting images, this mammoth balloon set the tone for the evening. Spectacular, in a single word, says it all. If the aliens were watching, they would have surely gone back impressed. On view were eclectic...

Walk In Defense, For Art

Walk In Defense, For Art September 27, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Are you the kind of tourist who likes to not only discover the monuments and the cuisine of a destination but also sample a bit of its fine cultural offerings like fine art? Well, one of the best places in South Delhi to look for art is to take an ambling walk through Defense Colony. This place is bristling...

A Clean Mutiny

A Clean Mutiny September 27, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
The Commonwealth Games have led to a spurt of restoration work across the city. The latest is the 19th century Mutiny Memorial. This 33-meter high memorial is expected to attract a large number of visitors during the games. The structure of the memorial is sound. The restoration work mainly involves...

Souvenier Shopping In The Delhi Haat

Souvenier Shopping In The Delhi Haat September 16, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
New Delhi is full of markets and malls that make for a great shopping experience. But finding something unique and delightful for folks back home can be a challenge, especially if you are on a tight schedule. When in doubt, head where the locals do. You are sure to find not only great deals but also...

Card, Token or Cash? Getting Around In Delhi’s Public Transport

Card, Token or Cash? Getting Around In Delhi’s Public Transport August 26, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Delhiā€™s public transport is an adventure by itself. The traffic on Delhi roads can seem like a scene from a movie where every vehicle has a mind of its own. A word of advice, do no attempt to drive. Such high-end skills are best left to the locals. So what are the options you have if you decide to...

Time Travel: Delhi In 1938

Time Travel: Delhi In 1938 August 15, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It was the time between the two world wars. A time when British power was at its peak in India. And they had a brand new Imperial capital to show off to the entire world. The Viceroy’s House, the India Gate, the Parliament, hand-pulled rickshaws, water-bearers at the Jama, a brilliantly white Connaught...

Hidden In Plain Sight – Five Places You Have Never Heard Of In Delhi

Hidden In Plain Sight – Five Places You Have Never Heard Of In Delhi August 7, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
On your way to the Qutub, on your way to the Jama, on your way to the Old Fort, on your way to almost anywhere, you pass each of these hidden gems. But you are so intent on the next stop on your itinerary that you hardly notice the clues: a partly hidden board, the narrow passageway, the whiff of spices...

Delhi Supermarket Sweep: Local Snacks To Go

Delhi Supermarket Sweep: Local Snacks To Go July 8, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Houston, we have a problem: Supermarkets in New Delhi are as easily found as hair on Mahatma Gandhi’s head. You see, unlike many other parts of the world, India is yet to go the the supermarket way. Anyway, in India, snacks are too important to be left to the soulless supermarket aisles or hole-in-the-wall...
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