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Old Delhi


Umair Shah wants you to fall in love with Delhi's history: 'My focus is on the stories'

May 27, 2022 5:53 pm

Umair Shah, 27, is a numismatist, an Instagram influencer, and a self-confessed ‘history nerd’

Why kites have a special place in Old Delhi skies every Independence Day

August 15, 2020 8:20 am

During the national movement, kites were flown by protestors with the slogan ‘Simon Go Back’, when the Simon Commission arrived in India in 1928.

Families in Food: Tastes like Bhandara

November 17, 2019 8:05 am

If it’s breakfast, it must be bedmi poori and nagori halwa.

Families in Food: Smile and Serve

September 22, 2019 6:01 am

In its 96 years, this Old Delhi stall has proudly served chhole kulche to generations of school children.

Hardlook: Down to the wire

July 30, 2019 11:25 am

Three electrocution deaths in the city have put the spotlight on the dangers of overhead wires, especially in Old Delhi and unauthorised colonies. Abhinav Rajput & Sourav Roy Barman explore why there are no easy solutions to the mess

On day 3 BJP MPs visit temple, VHP leader says: Can turn Hauz Qazi, Ballimaran into Ayodhya

July 10, 2019 10:39 am

On the night of June 30, the area had seen a parking row escalate into a communal flare-up, leading to the vandalism of a temple.

Old Delhi locals and traders speak in one voice, say disharmony bad for the area

July 03, 2019 3:55 am

Barricades at two points, ropes and a slew of officers were deployed to keep both communities under check as various groups gathered outside a temple that was allegedly vandalised the night of the argument.

Qutab Road: An Old Delhi route that took many to second homes

February 01, 2019 2:22 am

According to INTACH convenor Dr Swapna Liddle, before the creation of New Delhi in the 20th Century, this was part of a long and frequently plied road extending to Mehrauli.

Fix Old Delhi issues before helping us: Haveli owners

September 23, 2018 3:57 am

Even as North DMC Mayor Adesh Gupta said, “It’s our moral responsibility to protect heritage buildings,” a few haveli owners expressed how “it’s unfair to list our homes as heritage properties without consulting us”.

Hardlook: Disappearing havelis of old Delhi and eroding heritage

April 12, 2019 11:22 am

Dotting the lanes of old Delhi are havelis that once stood out for their imposing doorways, marble arches and distinguished occupants. But that was decades ago. Ravaged by time and with no formal restoration plan in place, the grand structures are barely recognisable today. The Indian Express visits 12 mansions to understand how financial constraints and official apathy is eroding the capital's heritage


The shafakhanas of Old Delhi

August 05, 2019 7:54 am

Khandaani Shafakhana, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Badshah and Annu Kapoor among others, deals with the taboo around sexual health in a quirky way. Let's take a look at some of the prominent sex clinics in old Delhi.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif offers prayers at Jama Masjid

May 27, 2014 11:56 am

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday offered prayers at the historic Jama Masjid.