Delhi by the book

Published in The News¬† What motivates me to write? Lacking an appropriate label, a catchy boxed tag such as a historian or a sociologist,…

Jama Masjid Delhi: The Real Estate Hunt and the State

By Sadia Dehlvi Jama Masjid, the last significant and glorious monuments of the Mughal period now faces a threat of extinction in the garb…

Direct flight from Delhi to Islamabad

Times of India 16 Feb 2008, NEW DELHI: Four years after the peace process started between India and Pakistan, the two countries are set…

Meeting Sidhu Saheb in Delhi

Before I could write about meeting a fellow blogger in Delhi, Sidhu posted this account of our meeting. It was amazing to meet a…

Qurratulain Hyder – Writer’s muse

Conversations with renowned author Qurratulain Hyder In my otherwise uneventful life, something significant has happened. It may seem unimportant to some people but it’s…

Ode to Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli

This excellent post brought found here back so many memories – of my two memorable visits to the famed but neglected Haveli From My…