All in one

This was in December last year, during vacations and amidst lot of free time. It was Christmas day and I have no idea why, but I wandered off to the busy streets of old Delhi (also known as Delhi – 6) because that is one place which has the potential to surprise you each time you visit there. The only reason being that it has so much to show you that you just can’t get all of it, ever ! I hope you too realize this as we go further with this post.

The first stop was a smallΒ Church because one, it was Christmas (smart you are) and two, it was the closest stop to my home. Thanks to my very less knowledge of Christianity, I was somewhat disappointed as I couldn’t hear any Christmas Carols on 25th December’s morning :/ But still, the place was crowded and deserved a few pictures. So here are a couple of them.

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On moving further I yet again realized why I haven’t made much frequent trips to this area. It is because you have to crawl your way through this.

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But as they say in theatre, there always is a comic relief. I understand that this is a place to get screws and is run by some Tayal. But “Screw India” ? That is really cheap marketing πŸ˜›

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And then you realize how evil it would be to ask an engineering student to apply Kirchoff’s Law here πŸ˜‰

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Anyways, I moved forward and came across this man, who bragged about this garbage here was a brand new vehicleΒ a few hours ago. It gets stolen, brought here, torn into bits and pieces, and all the profit that can be made will be made in the next few minutes. Just fabulous !

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So enough of all this randomness. Remember it is still Christmas. So let us go and see some religious places? What about Jama Masjid? The largest mosque in India? Again, remember God is one. Now before entering the grand old mosque where more than 25,000 devotees can pray at a time, this is required:

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Now that you have done that, let us see the mesmerizing place :

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But see what was visible from there? Yes, that’s the Indian Tricolor on the mighty Red Fort.

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As the sunset approached, it was again time to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. This time, it was the oldest Church of India, St. James Church. Yes, there is more to old Delhi than just old houses and old people. You can see how many times the word ‘oldest’ has been used in this post.

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And finally, after visiting the worship places of Christians and Muslims, this Hindu went to that of Sikhs. This is the Sheeshganj Gurudwara, built in 1783, at the site were Guru Teg Bahadur was brutally martyred. The environment for Christmas (Bada Din) were enchanting but sadly I couldn’t click pictures as it was, umm, not allowed.

So that was all about old Delhi – all that I could manage to see in one day. Signing off for now. Will be back soon.

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17 thoughts on “All in one

  1. Trishalablogs April 2, 2015 / 8:44 am

    the day was summed up really well. It was inspiring πŸ™‚ kudos to the experience you had!

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    • Prateek Kohli April 2, 2015 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much Trishala for the kind words. I hope I was able to do some justice to the place. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli April 2, 2015 / 2:02 pm

      With age comes maturity, but somehow this place manages to be as cheerful and excited as if a toddler πŸ™‚

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  2. inkblot miyazaki April 2, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    This is very good writing. The bit on the Kirchoff’s Law was especially funny lol

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    • Prateek Kohli April 2, 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks a ton πŸ™‚ Means a lot to be appreciated by someone as creative as you. Glad it cracked you up πŸ˜€

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  3. Hargun Wahi April 4, 2015 / 6:01 am

    Great tour of Delhi-6 & all the religious places .
    Fantastic work with pictures- the one with pigeons flying is awesome
    So shall I add photographer to the list?

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    • Prateek Kohli April 4, 2015 / 6:06 am

      If the name of the list is ‘Your reader’, it has to have some good content right? πŸ˜›
      And the flying pigeons one is my favorite too, although got a scolding from the person feeding them as they somehow got scared away when I took out the cellphone πŸ˜€

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      • Hargun Wahi April 4, 2015 / 6:35 am

        More than a reader, as an upcoming great blogger it does need to have the right ingredients and effort
        So good luck to you in the efforts you are putting in
        And yes, pigeons do get scared of the slightest movement.. they are difficulty to capture in that camera lens :p

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      • Prateek Kohli April 4, 2015 / 6:43 am

        This day belongs to you πŸ™‚ Indebted to you for so many smiles πŸ™‚

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  4. Allie April 10, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Really loved this blog, humour , history and an insight into Delhi, thank you for sharing.

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    • Prateek Kohli April 10, 2015 / 2:43 pm

      Actually just trying to find my genre πŸ˜€
      These are my very first attempts at writing. Thank you so much for showering so much love on these posts! I am really honored πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli May 21, 2015 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the appreciative words πŸ™‚
      Have a lovely weekend ahead πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli May 25, 2015 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Cindy. I suppose you are now free to have some rest at home sweet home? πŸ™‚

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