A Taste of Delhi β£οΈ

Sometimes all one needs to enjoy a winter day is to venture out… Take auto rides, walk around and discover the beauty that exists in nooks and crannies of a city rich in beauty and heritage πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠUgrasen ki Baoli
Lodhi Art District
Santushti Complex
Safdarjung’s TombOur itinerary…😊
Started from Ugrasen Ki Baoli on Kasturba Gandhi Marg, took an auto to Lodhi Art District, strolled and explored there, then auto to Santushti, great lunch there and strolled to Safdarjung’s Tomb which is about 1.5km away… Beautiful walk because there is a nice, meandering path shaded by awesome trees β£οΈπŸ™

Kindness Matters…Β 

My faith in humanity is restored whenever I see sights like these. 

In the crowded Hauz Khas market, a retired army officer has seen to it that nobody goes thirsty in this sweltering heat. The terracotta urns look clean and inviting and the gradient colors of the ladles add to the brightness of the place. 

While I was standing there a young mother came with her infant and gratefully filled her glass with clean water for the baby and herself. 

A fruit vendor keeps an eye on these and told me that water is filled from the main house and countless people stop by with gratitude. 

Inspired by one of the shares here, I too started keeping some bottles of cool, fresh water to distribute at crossings. The look of happiness on the face of the recipient is priceless! Someone who is on the road for hours without much by way of shelter or food and under the merciless sun can benefit so much from a bottle of clean drinking water… 😊

Lotus Prayers

The expanse of a lake filled with blooming Lotus can relax any mind. Even when painting in the studio, the feeling is similar. As I choose colors and blend them, moving way back to see if there is a sense of space in my canvas, I feel touched by an unknown power. It imparts peace and joy and a strange contentment that makes me feel complete… I want for nothing then, except to share that beautiful joy with others … ☺️🌼

Street-smart :D

These ballooons are the cutest addition to any jam-packed street πŸ™‚ As the vendor goes from car to car hoping to make a sale, he certainly generates smiles and delighted laughter from weary drivers and their little passengers!
I am sure the parents dread this road crossing for its irresistible wares on sale πŸ™‚

  

Getting a better look!

Delhi roads are considered amongst the most dangerous in the world, they are also the ones that give livelihood to thousands of street vendors, most of them children and young adults selling their wares at the red-light crossings.

 They also give an interested driver endless photo ops and some sudden smiles, like this scene brought to my face… πŸ™‚

  

Two Worlds, One Life

Nestled in a small corner of South Delhi, is a village called Shahpurjat. It has seen a revival in the most astonishing way..its become a fashion hub and is the goto destination for wedding apparel.

What is interesting here is the juxtaposition of two worlds…the fancy cars find parking space near hand drawn carts, women in designer wear stroll alongside those with their head covered…needless to say it is a lay photographers heaven!