Jewels and Junk, from Paharganj

If I am ever reported missing, the first place the authorities and my parents should rush to is Paharganj. I will most probably be found in a dingy cafe with good Wi-Fi, sipping Cold Coffee and hogging on a good form of potatoes. I have even lived in this part of the city for more than two years With these credentials, I confidently call myself an expert of Paharganj. I have bought and experienced everything that the place has to offer- bags, jewelry, decor goods, shoes, and food.

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Frames in the city, edition 1

“It is yellow, adorned with foliage. Neither too bright, nor a dull sight- rather an amalgam of contradictions.”, a thought passes through my mind. The thought transforms into action,  and finally into a picture. Click.

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Sunday Book Market , Darya Ganj : A pochette of books

Shop : Sunday Book Market, Darya Ganj

I had not been there in the last five years. Perhaps, the sellers have stopped keeping the books on the pavements or the whole character of the flea has changed. I remember going to the Sunday Book Market of Darya Ganj with my brother whenever I used to go to my Khala’s place on weekends.  My brother would scout for Graphic Novels and I’d look for stories that could satiate the little detective in me.

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Street Shopping in Sarojini Nagar

Shopping in Sarojini Nagar

Even on a hot summer day at 1pm, the alleys and by-lanes of  the shopping heaven that Sarojini Nagar is , are bustling with people, particularly ladies. This export surplus/reject market is the ultimate destination for street fashion that is priced unbelievably low. It is the shopping mecca for women of all statures, whether it is a student of Delhi University surviving on a fixed monthly allowance or a South Delhi lady with no holds barred budget. This place serves all with equality.One can easily find labels like Zara , New Look and even Calvin Klein here , at prices that don’t exceed 500 INR.

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Five style resolutions we are making this year

We have all done it and are still “guilty” of doing it . Yes , I am talking about those new year resolutions we write down on that new year journal. Our optimistic sweet souls pen down our ambitions about joining a gym, learning a new skill- basically getting that change in our lives. This year, I’ve thought about making small and gradual changes in my life rather than trying to tackle all those resolutions at once. And if you’re anything like me , the resolve to put some style into perspective this year is equally important to cutting sugar and caffeine from my diet.
With some some help from people on the streets and some blogger friends, I decided to put all the ideas into one listicle that could serve some little inspiration to somebody out there :

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Delhi Queer Pride 2015 : Moments of love and equality from the pride march

Love, believed to be one of the most powerful emotions experienced by the living, is it a luxury? A question which more often than not makes me question how humans have associated a tag with everything. It is outrageous to say the least, that the bedroom is a place of deliberation of the politics and rules of the society. The law decides who one can be with and whose company can put one behind bars. It deems the whole idea of being homosexual “unnatural”. To fight this unfair treatment and embrace the history of LGBT rights, pride parades are organized in many countries around the world. It has been in existence in India since 2007 , being organized in multiple cities.

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Delhi Photo Festival and the ones who “aspired”

Delhi Photo Festival and the ones who aspired

The biennial, Delhi Photo Festival, in its third installment is all about “aspire”, the theme of the festival this year. One of the first photography festivals in India, the Delhi Photo Festival is more than one can ask for. Organized by Nazar Foundation in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, the festival aims to give independent voices a platform to speak and promote photography as an art in the country. The 10 day festival (31st Oct-8th Nov) has works of over 40 photographers being exhibited, apart from Portfolio reviews, photography masterclass, book launches, photographers’ talks happening. There are partner galleries like the National Museum, Art Heritage gallery where a number of exhibitions and events are happening too.

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