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A glimpse of daily life in Old Delhi


Experience Old Delhi from the eyes of one of its resident. Yes, Old Delhi can be chaotic. The human throngs, the hustle & din of the markets, the rickshaw rides slower than your 2G connection, the maze of electricity wires, the rich aroma of various kinds of food, the narrow lanes that seem like so many pieces of a puzzle, and all of this juxtaposed with beautiful Mughal monuments and old houses and havelis. Old Delhi is magical! If not, it is definitely different. But what makes it so unique?

Walk through Sita Ram Bazaar and Chawri Bazar and appreciate the various cultural nuances like why houses in Old Delhi have huge courtyards or steep staircases, or why local people from Old Delhi like to hang out in the lanes and not inside their houses.

Pooja Chaturvedi is an awestruck observer of life and a self acclaimed over thinker. A former journalist, she has written various articles and produced photo essays that bring to life the lesser known aspects of Old Delhi. Her articles have covered the Christian community living in Old Delhi to the lives of the actors who play Ram, Lakshman or Ravan in Luv-Kush Ramlila. As a resident of the city of the moguls for 26 years, she would like to bring these stories, faces and voices to the participants eyes.

Meeting point:  Main Gate of Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School, Swami Shradhanand Marg (near Ajmeri Gate Chowk).

Tips:  Modest clothing and be careful of your belongings. Please carry a bottle of water

Extra costs: Rickshaw Ride from Hamdard Chowk to Turkman Gate will be between INR: 20-30 Food charges (As per individual).

NOTE : The proceeds from this walk will go to donating blankets for the homeless people outside the Chawri Bazaar Metro Station to brace the upcoming winters.

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