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…
Delhi is a foodies dream. A melting pot of cuisines from India’s 29 States and 7 Union Territories, there’s never going to be a shortage of new street food to try out or fine dining restaurants to sample. If you’re in Delhi, your tummy is very lucky.
In the winter months there are somesome extra special foods to be found on Delhi’s streets. Yes, it might well be cold, but get out there and get eating. You won’t regret it.
Get ready to eat! The National Association of Street Vendors of India food festival is on its way. It’s time to put on your coat, miss lunch and get yourself down to JLN Stadium.
Head down to GB Road, Delhi’s red light district, and you’ll come across an awesome NGO that’s lightening up the lives and igniting the minds of some of capital’s most vulnerable children. And get this, the creative kids at this NGO are about to host their very own art exhibition. Now, how cool is that?
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…
Mehar Chand Market, Lodi Colony (unimaginatively called 5th Avenue on the street signage) is home to some of the coolest shops and the hottest eateries in the capital. It’s another South Delhi market where you should shop, eat and be seen.
There’s lots to think about when touching down in Delhi and India for the first time. Here’s ten tips for new arrivals in Namaste New Delhi’s little survival guide.
Lodi Colony Main Market is home to three tasty restaurants, a tea house of some repute and a sports shop that sells everything you need to get fit and healthy.
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.
Old Delhi’s jammed pack with history and stories and some super sweethouses. Here’s five that should be on your hit list in the walled city
The new kid on the block, Dharampura, is going straight into every guide book. Why? The food is good, but the building that it’s served in what everyone is talking about.
Wondering what to do in the merry month of March? Then these fifteen ideas might give you some inspiration.
You must have noticed that India’s most beautiful tree is back in bloom? It’s time to learn about Delhi’s Trees with a book written by the tree man of Delhi, Pradip Krishen.
Now that the warm weather is on the way its ice cream time! First up to take the taste test is Ping in Lodi Colony who serve up a homemade coconut jaggery ice cream that will blow your socks off. Ping. What a place to start this season’s ice cream adventure! I feel like I’ve…
After putting my size 11 shoes on a puppy, nearly putting my foot on a pig while taking a photo of a cow and then seeing a man pulled out of a manhole cover, it’s easily to appreciate why keeping your eyes open and wits about you is important when walking around Delhi’s streets.
Since the middle of the 19th century Kanwar ji has been keeping Chandni Chowk sweet, and doing a particularly fine line in gulab jamun.
There’s not a minute to spare when there’s so much going in the city at spring time. Dive inside this week’s edition of Delhi Diary and decide where you going to go to have some fun in the sun. No need for an intro this week, let’s get straight into it…… Mughal Gardens are open…
During the winter months Daulat ki Chaat walas appear in the Old city much to its residents’ delight. But the days of the Daulat ki Chaat wala are numbered, get to the old city quick smart to try this dessert while you still have the chance.
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.
A new sweet house in Old Delhi is showing established traders a thing or two when it comes to making the seriously good sweets. If you love jalebi and gulab jamun, get yourself down to Sultan ji’s where they’re given a magical MP mawa makeover.
There’s at least one festival or celebration happening every day in February, but we’ve focused in on the big ones and unbundled what happens to give you an idea of what’s going on, where and why. Want to know more? Read on.
Karim’s in Shahjahanabad is in all the guide books, but there’s so much more to Mughlai food in Delhi than this one kitchen. Wondering where to go to get the best kebabs, korma and roomali roti? Read our guide to the best Mughlai kitchens in the city.
If you live in Delhi, love food and enjoy alfresco dining you are very lucky. The cooler months see some outstanding food festivals come to town to tempt Dilliwalahs with their yummy menus.
There are so many markets in the city it’s difficult to know where to start. Namaste New Delhi’s Market Guides give you a run down of what’s what at Delhi’s neighbourhood markets and shopping malls.
There’s a massive event taking place on the 26th as India celebrates Republic Day and there’s so much more happening in the city over the next few weeks. Come and take a look.
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.
It’s cold out there, but there’s plenty to see and do during Delhi’s winter cold snap. Now is the time to get exploring and see the city in a very different light. Here’s some ways to help you do that over the next week.
Keep to your exercise regime in January, so you can reward yourself at these four food festivals in February. Yum. Lets eat.
If you want to get to know Delhi, its history, its people and its yummy street food, here’s ten excellent ways to explore the city.
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.
Suffering from the new year blues? Then dance them away at one (or all) of these five festivals
Wondering if you should go to Rajasthan over the next few months? You should. Not only is it an awesome place, there’s plenty of festivals coming up over the next few months to make it even better.
With so many places serving up top notch North Indian and Punjabi food it’s been almost impossible limiting this list to just ten places. But we’ve done it and here are the answers.
Located south of Lodi Road on Second Avenue, Khanna Market is one long strip of a street where the shops and stores stock almost everything you need (and a little bit more).
Jackets, bobble hats and gloves are out of the wardrobe, but not everyone has warm clothes to keep them nice and snug this winter season
This posts takes a closer look at the events surrounding the Delhi Durbar and takes a little look at Cornation Park, the place where the Durbars took place.
Wondering what gifts to get friends or loved ones? Or fancy treating yourself? Fret not, this handy little guide will give you the answers.
It’s a big month for Christians and Muslims with Christmas and Milad un-Nabi coming up. It’s also wedding season, so it’s time to get in party mood. To find out what else is going on around the city and country check out our rundown of festival fun right here.
If you love dosa, value a vada and score south Indian khana on the quality of the sambhar, then this rundown of six superb south Indian diners is a must read (and a must eat).
Old shoes and flips flops hanging from cycle rickshaws and autos, green chillis and limes threaded together and adorning shop signs, aubergines placed around wedding gifts and black spots painted on the cheeks of babies. Wondering what on earth is going on? Here’s the answer
Kwality restaurant in CP claims it makes the best chole bhature in the city, but Meghnath Yadav’s humble street stall in Khan Market proves that those shouting the loudest are not always right.
Most men don’t like talking to other men about what’s happening in their pants, but I needed to swallow my pride if I wanted to know what was happening here.
As the weather cools lassi walahs will see their trade start to dry up. In an effort to keep as many as possible in profit, I’m determined to keep on supping this sweet yoghurt drink however cold it gets. If you want to help out Delhi’s lassi walahs too, try out four of my favourites.
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,…
Where there’s muck there’s brass (a British saying that means there is money to be made from other people’s rubbish), but realising wealth from waste is a really tough gig for many Dilliwalahs.
Delhi’s street scene mimics the weather and market vendors and street food sellers change what they sell to match what customers want. With winter fast appraoching Kumar’s days as a coconut seller are coming to a close, but what will he being selling in a few days time?
This scam involves overly helpful young men and shops pretending to be something that they are not.
Wondering what to buy a loved one or fancy treating yourself to a little gift? Go on. You deserve it. Here’s five stores in and around Connaught Place that every serious shopper should visit.
This list is bound to create some debate, but discussion is a good thing when it comes to sourcing the most mouth watering mithaee (sweets) in Delhi. Here’s the shops where we reckon you’ll find everything you want and more
It’s Diwali and that means it’s time to indulge in sweets like you’ve never done before (apart from last year that is). Dilliwalahs go mad for mithaee (sweets) over the next few weeks, so here’s a sweet guide to help you get stuck in
If attending a musical festival at two imposing Rajasthani forts is your idea of fun, then the Sufi World Sacred Spirit Festival this February will be right up your street.
When cycling around Mandir Marg in central Delhi I came across this man wandering down the road with a broken speaker dangling on a string. There are very few sights in the city that surprise me, but there are plenty that baffle me. This was one though that ticked both boxes.
When it comes to south Indian eateries there’s a lot of competition, but Anna Durga’s Dhaba stands out from the crowd. This bustling street stall has been serving up dosas and vadas to happy, hungry customers for over three decades. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to visit Anna Durga’s place.
To celebrate the Muslim Festival of Bakr Id take yourself down to one of Delhi’s famed kebab houses. There’s plenty of amazing places to choose from and lots of delicious kebabs to tick off your tasting list. Here’s three of my favourite places to help you decide where to go
The aromatic and alluring smell of freshly ground coffee wafting down the street is not a smell associated with most Delhi marketplaces, but if you head to far end of Khanna market it is. Here you’ll find an amazing coffee roaster hidden away among the tent houses and motorbike repair shops.
Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month. That means another month of religious celebrations, regional festivities and much fun is about to begin. This September my guide gives you the lowdown on three of India’s biggest and explains what’s happening, when and where you can to join in.
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…
If you’ve ever walked around Old Delhi and wondered what life is like for many thousands of Dilliwalahs living in and around its lanes and gulis, then Shaunak Sen’s award winning documentary, Cities of Sleep, is a film that you have to make the time to go and see. Fortunately for you, it’s on the…
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…
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…
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…
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? 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…
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 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…
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…
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…
“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…