Qudsia Bagh

 

DSC_0007Among the repressed ruins and the dreadful past left behind by british raj the Qudsia bagh is one fine example of the mughal architecture.

Location: Railway Colony, Prema Kunj, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054

Entry charge : Free

 

 

 

My Experience : Like every other teenager I was in complete mess with plans without any goal rushing in my head, But this time the rush was peculiar maybe because I am turning 19 in 5 hours but unlike any other teenage I can escape, I can travel time. With that said I was already on my way back to 1748.

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Located in a lush piece of Kashmere gate this red brick marvel  still manages please unchained eyeballs of any urban explorer and I was no different. Semi-spiral staircases that leads to a rather modern entrance. The entrance, for a second I went through all sorts of paranoia, how something so old can be in this form and this style maybe there were things that I could not understand at the moment but it was fun to be in a dilemma while my life is in an equilibria between introspection and socialization. It all started about two weeks ago when I killed all my social media profile along with any link with chatting apps, It hit me all at once my life, this place and the rest. DSC_0015.jpg

Everything needs to be restored but with a hint of fresh design for the sake of it’s survival in future, But this place seemed to be gone through many restoration like that. This can also be applicable to my life, maybe everything makes sense now or maybe this place is a mere illusion still applicable to my life.DSC_0005.jpg

I strongly recommend anyone with snakes in his head to visit this place once. It’s quiet, green and still unknown that can help you to find questions and maybe their answers too.

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PANDIT VED PRAKASH NIMBU PANI WALE

“soda, masala, lemon and love”

This shop which iDSC_0228s hardly 90 sq. ft. took 7 generation of Bobby bhaiya to establish this level of existence and presence in Chandni Chowk market . Many shops in the market claim to be the best nimbu masala soda shop but none of them feels this friendly and tastes this unique(I mean amazing!) . Chandni chowk being famous for famous food spots it is hard to decide where and what to drink but let me guide you the best soda shop in the entire old Delhi.

Location : Opposite to the town hall just before the entrance of nai sadak.

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Nimbu Masala Soda

Price : ₹10 for nimbu soda and ₹15 for nimbu masala soda.

My Experience : with my tummy full of chicken biryani and savoury snack from Natraj Dahi Bhalla corner it was kind of burning in my stomach. My food baby needed

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Bobby

something fresh,bubbly,sweet,tangy to calm down so I decided to feed it witch some nimbu soda, I already had a spot in my mind to have the best soda in the market but I decided to ask someone in Natraj Dahi Bhalla corner for the best soda shop around to my surprise it was the not what I
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Retail version

 

 

 

 

The kancha seal of the banta bottle was broken and was poured in a glass with some ice and secret masala mix in it. The moment when the first sip touched our tongue we realized that we had the best nimbu masala soda ever.

THE POOR RICH

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It is an absurd irony that even when people earn millions of rupees, they do not shy away from bargaining with a man toiling for each paisa.

We are still stuck in the past when the poor did not ‘fit’ in the society.

The truth is, rich people will stop being rich the moment poverty vanishes.

-Roopali Arora

REFLECTION

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The poor and underprivileged are the true reflection of our society. It makes the situation crystal clear; how far we have come and how far we still have to go.

Perhaps wondering about his dubious future, this man was photographed in Town Hall, Chandni Chowk.

-Roopali Arora