Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicOld Delhi

Topic: Old Delhi

Delhi’s Chandni Chowk gets new look, a restoration of not just facade but 400-yr-old legacy

Delhi govt will unveil Chandni Chowk's new look next month — freshly tiled with red sandstone, its sides colourful with flowerpots, punctuated with benches for the tired feet.

An ‘ambitious’ courtesan & a British officer — the tale behind Old Delhi’s Mubarak Masjid

The mosque was built by Mubarak Begum, an influential nineteenth century courtesan who was also the 'bibi' of British officer David Ochterlony — the First Delhi British Resident.

Masjid dome that collapsed in Old Delhi part of 200-yr-old mosque commissioned by a woman

The Masjid, built in 1823, is situated in the centre of Hauz Qazi Chowk in Old Delhi and was built by a dancing girl from Pune Mubarak Begum.

What the girl in the pink burkha taught me about life and loss in Old Delhi

As a child of the 'patri,' Gulab's survival, in part, depends on her ability to blend into her backgrounds.

Whispers in despatches

In old power capitals, gossip and rumour are more convincing than fact. Durbari Delhi is no different

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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