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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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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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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