Close to the temple is Valmiki colony, where sanitation workers currently live in flats given by the government. Back in 1946, many Valmiki families stayed in slums near the temple and most of them worked as sweepers in nearby areas including Gole Market and Connaught Place.
Everest traffic jam: As cheaper operators have entered the fray, the number of amateur climbers have also shot up, creating deadly bottlenecks en route to the top of the 8,848-metre (29,029-feet) peak — especially when bad weather cuts the number of summit days, as it did this year.
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.
Describing himself as "one of the kinds politicians don't like", Gallenkus told indianexpress.com that he did his first artwork inspired from the refugees who fled the Syrian war and went to Europe for peace but drowned in the Aegean Sea.
Enter Delhi's National Rail Museum, walk down to the souvenir shop and get ready to be greeted by larger-than-life murals of Rajesh Khanna along with Zeenat Aman, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Lalu Prasad Yadav's political career has been a roller-coaster ride with several ups and downs. The RJD supremo has emerged as one of the prominent leaders despite being embroiled in controversies ever since the start of his career.
The history of women in Indian politics goes back to more than a hundred years. Even before the constitution of India guaranteed the women the right to vote, many of them tried their best to make a difference and they did succeed.
Every year, the Delhi Municipal Corporation orders the closure of the market on Sunday preceding Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15). But for the first time in its history, the Sunday book market was closed for 5-weeks in a row.