Street art Delhi style

Take a stroll around Lodi Colony, South Delhi, and you’ll get to see some of Delhi’s latest works of street art created by internationally acclaimed street artists. The folks behind this creative explosion came from the St + Art India Foundation, a non-profit body that aims to make works of art accessible for everyone.  They’ve…

Street food safety tips

Tucking into Delhi’s never ending array street food is a real treat. Many of my most enjoyable moments have been spent at street food and tea stalls.  The smell, the taste and the sight of scrumptious street snacks makes me go weak at the knees. Luckily, the Indian diet agrees with me too.  Since I’ve…

Today’s Gandhi Jayanti

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Gandhi ji, Bapu and simply the Mahatma, was a civil rights activist who successfully fought for India’s independence from British rule. He’s revered in India and around the world for good reason.

Your Delhi Diary – Here’s what’s on this week

With wonderful weather on the way there’s loads of outdoor activities coming up in the capital. There’s food, drink, film and religious festivals galore, carnivals and fairs taking place across India, shopping melas, walks, discussion, debates and much more to do over the next seven days or so. Take a look inside and decide on what you are going to do.

Read all about it! News to us.

Coconut Jaggery that fights pollution, service charges at restaurants that no longer need to be paid, cleaning products made from holy cow urine, the expanding Delhi Metro and the great wall of India are amongst the stories that caught our eye this week.

Lohri – The Bonfire Festival

Lohri is big. It’s bigger than Holi, the festival of colours, for many north Indians. With the sun at its furthest point from the earth, the Rabi (winter crop) harvested and the cold weather settling in, it’s time to celebrate nature’s bounty with loved ones and keep warm by the bonfire.

Five fab eatery’s in and around CP

Kwality has been serving up quality since 1940 If you’re caught up in ever decreasing circles in Connaught Place fear not, here’s five fab places to take some time out and tuck into some tasty khana (food) If New Delhi has a heart it beats out of Connaught Place. CP, as it is universally known,…

Eating India a dish at a time

Can you describe a typical Indian dish?  I used to think that I could, but I’ve come to the conclusion that Indian cuisine is as varied as everything else in the country.  India offer foodies the chance to try something different every day.  I am spoiled for choice. Talk to someone from Tamil Nadu and…

Delhi’s luxurious dining rooms

From street food to fine dining, I’m aiming to eat my way across the capital.  There’s a lot of eating to be done and I’ve appointed myself as the man to do it.  I know, it’s a tough job. I best get on with it. This blog post leaves behind the delights of street food…

Five fun August festivals

Are you ready?  I hope so.  A busy few months of festivals and celebrations is about to begin. This month there’s five dates to mark in the diary.   Namaste New Delhi’s guide will give you all the information you need to know about what’s happening, when, where and why. Here goes. Teej will be celebrated…

God bless Ganesha’s sweethouse

Pictures, carvings and statues of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, are everywhere.  Ganesha is revered as a remover obstacles and his presence ensure success, wealth and prosperity. He’s certainly done his job at a hotel and sweethouse named after him on Mehar Chand Marg.  The owner, Soshiel Vig, and…

Sucking hard and fast

Mother nature is smart. When the weather is at its hottest, the mango, the king of fruits comes into season. The streets transform as mangoes of different shapes, sizes and colours flood market stalls.  Vendors push carts selling nothing else but glorious mangoes to masses.  It’s wonderful. The season is now a few months old. …

Is that a naked man?

Is that a naked man? Technically not. The gentleman in the photograph isn’t totally naked.  If you look closely at his feet you can see he’s wearing a pair of black flip flops.  But apart from his footwear he is butt naked. I took this photo from behind to save him, me and you any…

Why are you doing that?

Whenever I go for a wander I always come across something that makes me stop and stare. It’s what makes living in Delhi such a special experience for me.  Most of the time I’ve got no idea what’s happening or why.  I spend much of my life confused, intrigued and frustrated.  I want to know…

The big three

The Qutb Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and the Red Fort, are Delhi’s three UNESCO World Heritage site. This post takes a quick look at the big three and suggests some others places around each cultural wonder where you might like to wander around Humayun’s Tomb What is it? The second Mughal Emperor’s tomb.  Some people prefer it to the…

Market Guide: Khan Market

The lanes of Khan Market is the place where the wealthy from across the NCR, an expatriate crowd from the diplomatic enclave and tourists from around the world tend to congregate. Consistently ranked as one of the costliest retail spaces in India, this U shaped market has stores selling  everything from imported western food stuffs…

Market Guide: Sarojini Nagar

Sarojini Nagar, known as SN to its fans, is where to head if your after clothes, fabrics, handbags and jewellery.  The heart of the market is on the street, but there are shops, showrooms and emporiums all around.  It’s busy. It’s bustling.  But that’s because there are bargains to be had. You’ll find western high…

10 facts about India

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated…