Author Archives: Raghu

About Raghu

Raghu is, among other things, a scribbler-at-large and full-time foodie. Raghu loves traveling, no matter what the reason or season. His first collection of poetry, titled 'A Turn of Poetry', has recently been published, under the pen name 'godavar'.

Extremely Delhi Part II

“For those who came in late”, you are exploring Delhi over the seemingly short span of seven days, and Days 1,2 and 3 were about “Old” Delhi (which is, really, second newest), Tughlaqabad (fairly medieval Delhi), and Purana Qila (legendarily the oldest, but in actuality a fine thread through history). Now, for the rest of the week…

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Extremely Delhi: Part I

If you ask any Indian about Delhi, you get a medley of images; some historical, some political, some weather-wise, some geographical. So numerous, and so at-odds are these images that, in the end, there’s only one word that truly fits Delhi: Extreme. The temperature swings through a gap of nearly 50 degrees between summer and winter; there’s architecture here originating from 300 BCE as well as 2000 CE; and the modes of transport also seem to bridge scarcely believable inequities. So there seems to be a tinge of validity when someone alien to the city wonders “Why would anyone want to live here?”

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