Category Archives: Delhi

The Agra to Delhi Freeway

I don’t think the Agra To Delhi freeway would have taken all that long to drive if there hadn’t been so much going on. Truly the Freeway between Agra and Delhi redefines the term. We were told the new road would make short work of the distance, but what I normally envision for the term “freeway” […]

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Gandhi Smitri

In late afternoon we visited the Gandhi Smitri, official residence for the last 144 days of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The grounds were pleasant and the displays gave a strong sense of Gandhi’s contribution to India and the world. In a way, I’m glad I got to see it. When Is Veneration Too Much of a […]

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Religious Shrines in New Delhi

Two of India’s religious shrines in New Delhi, the Sikh Temple & Jama Masjid Mosque, require specific dress codes for visitors. At the Sikh Temple, men and women alike were required to wear a head covering the temple authorities dispensed, which was a bright yellow/gold cotton cloth folded diagonally and tied at the back of […]

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First impression of Old Delhi

Father & child

My first impression of Old Delhi was its men. Men everywhere. Historically, Delhi began as an ancient walled city founded by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Today, it exhibits only remnants of that period. But I was surprised by the high percentage of men I saw on the streets. Where were all the women? Quite […]

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Hello Delhi

We said “Hello Delhi” at the Indira Gandhi International airport late at night, tired in body but exhilarated in spirits. We stepped out of the air-conditioned airport into the nighttime humidity of September on the heels of the monsoon season, poised for our initiation into India’s “Golden Triangle” consisting of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. I didn’t […]

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