“I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life..” – Mirza Ghalib
And it is the streets of Delhi that adds soul to the life of Delhi. Delhi Galiyara is an attempt to see that very Delhi. The Delhi of hopes and dreams of the common people. The Delhi which belongs to the Delhi wala. It is the high spirited Delhi that bustles with life around!
Delhi is more than the monuments it is known for. It is not just the rich history that it embodies. It is also about the stories of the people. It is also about the streets and the life in them. It is also about the people who live here.
Let’s get a glimpse of the streets of Delhi.
The colourful streets of Delhi.
It is in these very streets that you can see a kaleidoscope of colours. The red,blue rickshaws, the green and yellow autos and the thelas with plastic covers so colourful that it becomes a photographer’s delight.
The everyday of the streets.
In the streets you can see the everyday life and struggles of people. This mess and chaos which is the everyday of a street, lends the streets its identity.
The streets that have even seen the Mughal era.
Khari Baoli or the spice market still continues with the shop numbers that were allotted to them when Chandni Chowk was Shahjahanabad. Yes those streets still exist, occupied by the present generation creating a beautiful amalgamation of the past and the present, the historical and the modern cityscape.
The identical streets with diverse lives.
This is the Mehrauli market. Mehrauli happens to be the site where Lalkot, one of the seven ancient cities of Delhi was built. It now inhabits people from diverse backgrounds and regions since accomodation is cheap here.
It is streets such as these that makes Delhi what it is. Delhi Galiyara will showcase more such streets of Delhi. It will also take you for guided walks and make you experience these streets, make you hear the stories from the lanes lesser known.
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