Landmark 200-year-old sweet shop in Old Delhi downs shutters

I saw this piece in Outlook magazine the other day. What a pity this landmark had to close down! One of the ‘icons’ of Old Delhi and a place we have been to many times when we were growing up. Will surely miss this place. RIP!! Ghantewala, an over 200-year-old sweet shop in Old Delhi’s…

Xmas – The More The Merrier

These children, dressed as Santa, are being ferried to school in a cycle rickshaw, in India. Christmas is widely celebrated in the country, as elsewhere in the world, by all communities and one of the highlights is Christmas carols, skits, plays and performances in school. Children dressed up as Santa Claus, performing various acts and…

Anna, pal, you are the joke

My non-Indian followers please excuse. And those who are not familiar with Indian politics also excuse. But I have to write this because I am so disgusted with the turn politics threatens to take in India and I promise this is one-off. What the hell is this guy Anna Hazare up to? What’s his problem,…

Festival of Bribery

The festival of lights is over. Hindus, and particularly Indians, all over the world are just about finishing celebrations and getting back to bed. However, I had to take note of an article that appeared on Facebook this morning. It spoke about how the festival is used as an occasion to bribe government officials and…