Tools of the trade

Qutub construction

All of Delhi is being rebuilt — a combination of the country’s new wealth and the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Even parts of the historic Qutub Minar complex are getting a facelift. This is from some renovation and restoration going on near the college and tomb of Alauddin Khalji.

David, Kate and Joel came along as well. I relished access to the World Heritage Site for the fantastic price of Rs. 10. Thank you, once again, Indian government for treating me like a local.

The first time I came, in 2002, I paid the Rs. 250 foreigner price. I deserved that, especially considering that I didn’t even know what the complex was and later labeled photos from that trip as if they were taken at a different Delhi landmark, the Raj Ghat.

Note: I frequently use popular and common Delhi-wallah spellings of words like Qutub Minar and Alauddin Khalji, rather than whatever Wikipedia thinks is appropriate.

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One Response to “Tools of the trade”

  1. Royal Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Nice. I took a similar shot.

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