Trying that shot again

Familiar perspective

A repeat of a photo I took roughly a year ago. Admittedly I like the original, but this one surely shows different details.

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A tomb fit for dogs

Cute puppy

A street dog relaxes on the grounds of Isa Khan Niyazi’s tomb, a side attraction of the Humayun’s Tomb complex, but grand and beautiful in it’s own way. This is one of my favorite Delhi monuments, not the least because it’s quieter than the harried Mughal spectacle honoring Humayun nearby.

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Graff love

Ahh young stupid lovers...

Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century edifice built with a wife’s grand love for her emperor husband, becomes a canvas for the fleeting passions of innocent hearts.

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The djinns of Delhi

A classic Delhi facade takes you back in time, if only for a moment

Delhi is filled with old monuments — ghosts and shades of the past — tucked amid the modern hustle and bustle. I’ve been living here for months now and am still noticing new ones. The buildings, sometimes well-preserved as World Heritage Sites, sometimes tucked in neat gardens, sometimes all but ignored, are a reminder of how old this city is.

Most historians agree that there have been at least seven previous Delhis built here before. The British rebuilt and reengineered the eighth. I argue that the current renovations brought on by the Commonwealth Games, and middle-class wealth in general, should be considered Delhi IX.

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