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Blog 18, June 9, 2020

Blog Home In loving memory... About Delhi Amazing Delhi & Beyond Heritage Walks & Tours Monthly Walks Calendar Private & Customized Tours Short Trips What others say… About us Photo Gallery 1 Delhi A conservationist’s concern Contact us Walks Archives Vedanta, Nature & Spirituality Homestays E-brochure Blog Delhi’s female Sufi saint Blog 18, June 9, 2020 When we think of great Sufi saints, we almost invariably think of men – Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Baba Farid, Nizamuddin Auliya, Rumi – and many more, but in fact, throughout the Muslim world, over the ages, there have been many female Sufi saints. Not all of them had formal training, some were highly spiritual women who came to be revered as saints. There’s a lovely story of a poor woman from North Africa, Lal

Blog 17, June 9, 2020

Blog Home In loving memory... About Delhi Amazing Delhi & Beyond Heritage Walks & Tours Monthly Walks Calendar Short Trips What others say… About us Photo Gallery 1 Delhi A conservationist’s concern Contact us Walks Archives Vedanta, Nature & Spirituality Homestays E-brochure Blog Blog 17, June 9, 2020 Navratri Festival “Festivals have always had a very unique place in India’s heritage and culture.  Special food preparations for each Indian festival are almost as important as the festival itself”. From “Celebrate & Cook” by Amita Shah. Hindus across the subcontinent celebrate the festival Navaratri, which translates into nine nights of devotion and festivities in honour of the goddesses. Soon after the culmination of Navaratri is the holy occas

Blog 15,16 June 2, 2020

Blog Home In loving memory... About Delhi Amazing Delhi & Beyond Heritage Walks & Tours Monthly Walks Calendar Private & Customized Tours Short Trips What others say… About us Photo Gallery 1 Delhi A conservationist’s concern Contact us Walks Archives Vedanta, Nature & Spirituality Homestays E-brochure Blog Blog 15, June 2, 2020 Lady patrons of Delhi Part 2 This week we continue our two-part series on the ladies who beautified Delhi with monuments and gardens. Last week we asked where you thought Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s daughter, was buried.  Could you guess? The answer is that she’s buried in Nizamuddin in the same complex as the dargah of the Sufi saint Nizamud

Blog 13,14 May 26, 2020

Blog Home In loving memory... About Delhi Amazing Delhi & Beyond Heritage Walks & Tours Monthly Walks Calendar Private & Customized Tours Short Trips What others say… About us Photo Gallery 1 Delhi A conservationist’s concern Contact us Walks Archives Vedanta, Nature & Spirituality Homestays E-brochure Blog Blog 13, May 26, 2020 Lady patrons of Delhi Part 1 This week’s blog is a tribute to R.V. Smith, a renowned Delhi Chronicler who recently passed away. The piece is inspired by an excellent article he wrote in The Hindu (11/11/2018) about the ‘Women who patronised Delhi”. More than that, I am deeply grateful to him for all the anecdotes in regular newspaper columns a

Blog 11, 12 May 19, 2020

Blog Home In loving memory... About Delhi Amazing Delhi & Beyond Heritage Walks & Tours Monthly Walks Calendar Private & Customized Tours Short Trips What others say… About us Photo Gallery 1 Delhi A conservationist’s concern Contact us Walks Archives Vedanta, Nature & Spirituality Homestays E-brochure Blog HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF DELHIWALAS Don’t let coronavirus lock you in! If you can’t get out with me and explore Delhi by metro or on foot – join me on this blog in which we’ll dig into the umpteen layers of the city’s history and uncover extraordinary places and fascinating facts.I’d love it if this blog could be interactive – so please leave comments and share your expe