Dilli ki aakhri bahar – Dilliwaalahs and anecdotes from the bygone era :)

Interesting anecdotes from the everyday lives of Dilliwaallahs from the bygone era!
Culture, tradition, and tehzeeb … poets, literature, food, festivals .. and the people of Dilli ! All of this and more in this beautiful storytelling session by Asif Khan Dehlvi .. Enjoy 🙂

“Jali Shaakh Ke Parinde” : Stories of the Mughals post 1857 (Storytelling at Zafar Mahal)

Yet another beautiful evening spent with folks at Delhi Karavan, with such spellbinding storytelling… a heartfelt reconstruction of the plight of the Mughals post 1857! Join in for a dip into history as the gifted storyteller, Asif Khan Dehlvi , takes us down the lane to witness the untold chapter of the fall of the Mughal dynasty.. at Zafar Mahal – a mystical venue apt for such narratives.

On Zafar’s Birthday!

On Zafar’s birthday today, let’s explore ZAFAR MAHAL ! And also a quick look at the story behind Bahadur Shah Zafar’s “empty grave” that lies within the Zafar Mahal complex! Happy Exploring!

Zafar Mahal

A ruined summer PALACE, a fading SULTANATE, the IRONY of the famous POET emperor and a VACANT GRAVE.. all this and much more of what is known as ZAFAR MAHAL in this quick video. Happy Exploring!

MEHRAULI VILLAGE – Photographs

Sharing a few snaps that we captured during a Heritage-Walk to Mehrauli Village, Delhi, India. There are several interesting places to explore out there and each one has unique stories associated. Some of the places we visited are – Adam Khan’s tomb, Shahidi sthan (Banda Bahadur), Qutub Sahab/Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki Dargah, Gandhak ki Baoli, Yogmaya Mandir, Hijron ki khankah, Zafar Mahal, Hauz-i-Shamsi, Jahaaz Mahal and Jharna. We’ve filmed the whole experience as well and will try and share the video version soon. Till then please find the complete bunch of photographs here (click on the image below) :

Mehrauli