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The historic Netaji Subhash Park in Old Delhi will return to life this year after having remained closed for almost five years due to Metro construction. ... Some academics believe the mosque was built during Mughal emperor Shahjahan's reign and was named after one of his wives Begum Aza-un-Nisa also ...
Established in 1901 in Lahore's Anarkali Bazar by Chaina Ram, the sweetmeat shop found a place in Old Delhi's endlessly teeming Fateh Puri Chowk in 1947. “My great-grandfather ... The tiny shop that stands adjacent to a 17th-century mosque has patrons thronging its threshold. Some have been loyal to ...

“While the group was walking down the streets of Old Delhi, we witnessed Jain, Hindu, Sikh and Islamic places of worships all on the same street,” said Ivan Bascon, a junior majoring in molecular biosciences and biotechnology. “Although the relationships between the religious communities are not perfect, ...
Shah Jahan's wives also commissioned gardens and mosques: of these, the most famous is Fatehpuri Masjid, built by Fatehpuri Begum, which is just next to Khari Baoli in ... The river Yamuna, which is now quite far from Shahjahanabad or Old Delhi, used to flow approximately where MG Road runs now.
... of the Akbarabadi Mosque, Mr. Dayal said, “We encountered granite rock underneath during the construction of the entire Heritage Line, but we overcame the odds and New Delhi was connected to the heart of Old Delhi and on the metro network.” While the Kalkaji Mandir-Botanical Garden stretch of the ...
On ruins of the Akbarabadi Mosque being found under the Subhas Park in Daryaganj during the work, Dayal said, the entire alignment was changed and ... the construction of the entire Heritage Line, but we overcame the odds and, New Delhi was connected to the heart of Old Delhi on the Metro network," ...

We finally make it to Chowk Bazaar, the Chandni Chowk clone of old Delhi. Weary, time-worn havelis jostle against ancient mosques and tiny boutiques in narrow lanes, sprayed with the aroma of sizzling kebabs. We hurry past the sherwanis and the zardozi, the spangle and the faux, and suddenly stumble ...
Ghalib's Kabab Corner is in Nizamuddin Basti, opposite the Markazi Mosque. The place consists of a narrow room where people can sit and eat. There are tables and chairs in front of the mosque, too. The bawarchis sit outside, grilling seekh kebabs and tikkas. Next to the shop, you will find mounds of rotis.
The road stretch from Lal Jain Mandir to Fatepuri Mosque houses shops which witness large footfall of shoppers. "The engineer-in charge or ... Chandni Chowk is part of Shahjahanabad Development Board, which is responsible for development of the Old Delhi area. The Board is managed by the BJP ...
The first time I came to Delhi, a friend from my hostel and I negotiated for a 400 rupee ($8) tour of Old Delhi's Spice Market. The driver kindly offered to take us to a mosque, a sari shop, and a special spice shop where he likely made a commission. We reminded him that we were only willing to pay 400 ...
“We had many relatives over from Okhla, Old Delhi and UP for the engagement… when my mother died, they stayed back. I was at the mosque when some boys told me there was stone-pelting and chanting. The police quickly brought the situation under control and escorted us to the kabristaan,” said ...
While posing for a photo at a mosque in Old Delhi, an Indian television reporter shouted to the Canadian prime minister, "Mister Trudeau … why did you invite a Khalistani terrorist for a ... The Canadian media had held off shouting at the prime minister at the mosque because it was a place of worship.
His schedule for the day began with a visit to the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. On his visit to Delhi's Modern School cricket ground, he along with his children were seen playing cricket. Mr Trudeau delivered a keynote address at the Canada India Business Seminar. Mr Trudeau who is accompanied by wife ...
Next, head to the Jama Masjid, one of India's largest mosques. Boasting a capacity of 25,000 people, the mosque towers over old Delhi. Built between 1644 and 1658, the mosque has three gateways, four towers and two 40m-high minarets. Another must-visit is Feroz Shah Kotla. Crumbling walls, a huge ...
Zeenat ul Masjid greatly resembles that grand Old Delhi mosque though it is much, much smaller. This is one of the lesser-known historical mosques of Shahjahanabad. A short flight of steps leads to the courtyard, which faces the playground of Crescent School — in the morning when the rest of the quarter ...
The iconic Jama Masjid is in urgent need of repair, with parts of its external facade and internal structure crumbling, according to the custodians of the grand 361-year-old mosque in old Delhi. The centrepiece of the heritage city of Shahjahanabad, the Masjid is being threatened by rampant water seepage, ...
The centerpiece of Shahajahanabad – one of the seven great cities that shaped modern Delhi – and India's largest, grandest mosque, Jama Masjid, is a ... Author and historian Swapna Liddle in her book — Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi -- has written that young male singers in the bazaar ...

It is only in India, she says, that misinterpretations of religious texts, are creating hurdles for women to pray inside mosques. “Women are allowed ... Kamar Jaan, 57, prays her Tahiyaatul-Masjid (prayer of greeting the mosque) inside the Gullarwali Masjid in Old Delhi. (Photo: Natisha Mallick/ The Quint) ...
Masjid Mubarak Begum in Old Delhi's Chawri Bazar is named after the wife of David Ochterlony, Delhi's first British resident. Mubarak Begum was a dancing girl, and it is her background that lends this early 19th century mosque its colloquial name, Randi ki Masjid, or prostitute's mosque. The mosque's ...
Last weekend, with Ramadan drawing to a close, on a hot and humid evening some friends and I went into Old Delhi. Our destination was Jama Masjid, Old Delhi's magnificent mosque. Here Muslims gathered for a traditional Iftar meal to break the daily Ramadan fast and celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks ...
After we left the Red Fort, we made our way to a Mosque, and decided that the best way to spend the day was a quick tour of Old Delhi on board rickshaws – carts with a bench that are attached to bicycles. They were royal blue and were big enough for two people to sit comfortably. The rickshaw drivers ...
... backdrop of Mughal arches and jharokhas at a 328-year-old venue that is, today, the Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School, near Ajmeri Gate in Old Delhi. ... The faulty sound system caused frequent disruptions but, as the faithful gathered for evening prayers at the old mosque opposite the performance ...
The work on the project would be initiated soon. Delhi Government had taken up the move with the aim to beautify old Delhi. ... to Fathepuri Mosque for an estimated cost of Rs 2,46,69,700.” There are a number of stalls in Lal Jain Mandir- Fatehpuri Mosque stretch, which provides footfalls for the shoppers.
"However, they always had one answer that Muslims should unilaterally give up the mosque but Muslims can't do this because giving a mosque for worship of anyone other than Allah is 'haram' and there is no scope for this in Shariat. If Muslims do this they will be accountable to Allah," said the statement ...
The 23-year-old Delhi youth worked as a freelance photographer; was allegedly killed by the family of the Muslim girl he loved. New Delhi: Yashpal Saxena is .... For Ankit, a frequent visitor to temples, mosques and gurudwaras, religion was not a consideration when he fell in love. The 18-year-old girl he ...
Every winter, budget hotels around the Mughal-era Jama Masjid in old Delhi are occupied by those fortunate Kashmiris who can afford to escape from the harsh cold of their native land. They arrive in the city with their families and stay in the old quarter until the end of the season. These winter refugees are ...
Zeenat ul Masjid greatly resembles that grand Old Delhi mosque though it is much, much smaller. This is one of the lesser-known historical mosques of Shahjahanabad. A short flight of steps leads to the courtyard, which faces the playground of Crescent School — in the morning when the rest of the quarter ...
Akbarabadi mosque was destroyed; Zinat-ul Masjid, which lies in Darya Ganj, was turned into a bakery; and the Fatehpuri Masjid, which faces the Red Fort at the end of Chandni Chowk, was sold off to Lala Chunnamal, a Hindu trader. While Hindus were slowly let back into the city after 1857, Muslims were ...
I went there, and found the two brothers busy grilling buffalo meat kababs in a small hole-in-the-wall eatery. One was skewering the minced buffalo meat on to the rods, and the other was cooking them in sigris placed in front. The shop has no name, but it is in Bulbuli Khana. It is close to a mosque with an ...
Shah Jahan had personally overseen the planning of the city, directing a primary mosque or the Jama Masjid to be built, gardens to be laid, canals to be rebuilt, ... initiative also became part of planning,” says Swapna Liddle, convenor of INTACH and author of Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally started repairing the cracks in the central dome of the iconic Jama Masjid, the 362-year-old mosque in the heart of old Delhi, officials involved with the restoration work said on Wednesday. A team from the ASI, the national watchdog of heritage ...
The Qutub Minar, the Quwwat ul Islam mosque that stands beside it and a new fort north of the mosque formed “the nucleus” of Delhi's first iteration as an imperial city, wrote historian M Athar Ali. According to Ali, this site was the original “Old Delhi” or Dilli-i-Kuhna, its name during the 14th century.
Sample the lauded local cuisine, soak up the atmosphere of timeless Old Delhi, and visit trendy zones in the south; with India having just marked its 70th ... is Jama Masjid, a glorious, terracotta-coloured mosque; it's one of the most important in India, and a haven from the surrounding chaos of Old Delhi.
The senior management of Jama Masjid wants Members of Parliament to raise the need for help in restoring the 361-year-old mosque in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. An imposing Mughal-era mosque in Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is getting weakened under the burden of cracks that have scarred ...
Senior government officials, including divisional commissioner Manisha Saxena and district magistrate of central district Nidhi Srivastava, examined the damage to the 361-year-old iconic structure in Old Delhi on Saturday. After the inspection, Saxena said, “The department is waiting for a report from the ...
The district administration's report on the degeneration of the iconic Jama Masjid says the damage to the structure is serious and the 361-year-old mosque in the heart of old Delhi requires immediate restoration. “Observations and suggestions for Jama Masjid restoration have been compiled. The findings ...
The historic Jama Masjid in Old Delhi is in urgent need for repair as per the custodians of the historic mosque. The 17th century mosque's condition is getting so bad that the chief cleric of the mosque has reportedly asked for intervention from the Prime Minister to salvage the situation. The mosque which is ...
... of India (ASI), the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and the Delhi Wakf Board (DWB) carried out an inspection at the Jama Masjid on Thursday, hours after the Hindustan Times highlighted how cracks caused by water seepage were threatening the iconic 361-year-old mosque in old Delhi.
The Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation — a special body constituted to plan and execute redevelopment of Old Delhi — has submitted two ... house opposite the mosque, said efforts to give the area a facelift were long pending as even local lawmakers and councillors have ignored the area.
Because of the delay, the community living around the mosque, is suffering and also impacting the structure,” said AGK Menon, urban planner and conservation consultant, on the proposals sent to the SPA. An encroachment drive was taken up in 1975 but after few years the same illegal establishments ...
The centerpiece of Shahajahanabad – one of the seven great cities that shaped modern Delhi – and India's largest, grandest mosque, Jama Masjid, is a ... Author and historian Swapna Liddle in her book — Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi -- has written that young male singers in the bazaar ...
Jewel of old Delhi, the 361-year-old Jama Masjid is in a state of decay. Its main dome has developed cracks through which water is seeping in resulting into threat to the entire structure. The 17the century mosque built during the Mughal era was constructed by emperor Shahjahan when he moved his ...
... to Old Delhi areas like Jama Masjid, Ballimaran and Bara Hindu Rao, ... Wazirpura, Jama Masjid Taley (below the mosque) and Lohamandi ...
She told me how most mosques allow women to pray. The gallery ... (prayer of greeting the mosque) inside the Gullarwali Masjid in Old Delhi.
Old Delhi's pavement tea stalls are notorious for their extra-sweet, ... bang opposite Khajoor Wali Masjid (the date tree that gave the mosque its ...
It's early morning in Old Delhi: the city is still in a deep slumber, as if .... the nahari from a small eatery near the Tughlaq era Kalan mosque near ...
Otherwise known as Old Delhi, the area is overwhelmingly vast with ... Well, it built the largest mosque in India between 1644 and 1656-the ...
... firing at a tourist bus near Gate 3 of the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. ... bomb was planted in a Maruti 800 car that was parked near the mosque.
... of Old Delhi Wednesday, but managed to sell crackers through touts, ... A wholesale trader of plastic said, “Near the mosque on Sadar Bazar ...
Masjid Mubarak Begum in Old Delhi's Chawri Bazar is named after the ... mosque its colloquial name, Randi ki Masjid, or prostitute's mosque.


 

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