The job of town crier is rare but not new. It dates back to a time when there was no access to alarm clocks or mobile phones and needed someone who would ensure that people wake up on time. The remnants of this dying tradition still remain in some form in Old Delhi.
Thousands of Muslims across the country on Tuesday indulged into festivities to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. On Tuesday morning, several Muslims in the national capital and other parts of the country ventured out to mosques and offered prayers.