Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pitampura TV Tower - DelhiPhoto

Pitampura TV Tower is a 235-metre-tall television tower with an observation deck that is located in the northwest of New Delhi, India. It is located at Netaji Subhash Place Metro Station, a station of the Shahdara-Rithala metro line of the Delhi Metro. The tower is named after the Pitampura area and near to Pitampura Haat of New Delhi.

The Pitampura TV tower was built in 1988, in one of the biggest commercial/business districts of New Delhi. The area offers many malls, restaurants, and fast food chains. Netaji Subhash Place is one of the main local tourist spots of Delhiites.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

City Square Mall, Rajouri Garden - Delhi Photo Gallery

City Square Mall is a medium sized mall in Rajouri Garden. Located in Shivaji District Centre, just near the metro station, City Square Mall was developed by the MGF Group.

The main feature of this mall is its large Lifestyle Department Store. Some of the branded stores at the mall are W, Nike and KFC. The food court on the top floor is a great place to sit around and hang out with your friends

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Abdur Rahim khan-i-khana’s tomb 600 years,and still going strong

Mirza Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana was the son of Bairam Khan and served both Akbar and Jahangir. He was a great scholar who knew several languages and wrote couplets in Hindi.

Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana’s tomb in Nizamuddin. The tomb was built by Rahim with red sandstone and Delhi quartzite in memory of his wife in 1598. The grave of Rahim, who died in 1627, is carved with stucco work and intricate patterns. On the first floor of the tomb, there is a cenotaph of Rahim.

From the tomb we went to a site which was a market during those times. It had many gates and one of the southern gates was called Arab Ki Saraai, built by Haji Begum for the 300 people she called from Arabia to recite Quran.

Then we went to Neela Gumbad, a dome made with blue tiles and carved with beautiful flowers and other colourful patterns. The trip was a remarkable experience for all of us and made us aware of our heritage.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Delhi Metro Station delhiphoto

Metro rail service in Delhi has come as a much awaited gift for the people of Delhi, which has indeed changed the transport facility of the city. It has become the "life line" of Delhi as people are dependent on Delhi Metro for commuting to different places within the city. Delhi Metro Project has been recognized all over the world for its specialty in terms of a hi-tech rail and better equipped transport system. The project is under the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, DMRC and it deserves all the credit for transforming the transport service of the city.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Aircel launched its GSM mobile services in Delhi

Aircel, a joint venture between between Malaysia's Maxis Communications and Apollo Hospital Wednesday launched its GSM mobile services in Delhi and said it will invest $10 billion for rolling out services in the country's 23 telecom circles.

ircel, which was operational in south India (Tamil Nadu), now plans to enter 11 circles, nationally. It has expanded its network in the northern and eastern parts of the country, and has already started operations in states such as Assam, North East, Orissa, West Bengal, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. The other four circles where the services of Aircel are to be operational soon, include, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West) and Kolkata. With this, the brand will have to compete with other national players such as Airtel and Vodafone.

Considering its plans of expansion, the ‘Aircel’ brand needs to be looked upon with a larger perspective. A 360 degree communication, spanning across television, print, and below-the-line activities will be part of the plan.

Aircel’s network in Tamil Nadu spreads across 1,000 towns and 11,000 villages, serving over 40-lakh subscribers. With its plans to go pan-India shortly, 13 new circles are to be operational soon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gurdwara Motibagh Sahib -delhi photo gallery

Gurdwara Moti Bagh is located on the Ring Road, between Rama Krishna Puram and Dhaula Kuan, in New Delhi. This gurdwara is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru.

Gurdwara Moti Bagh was built in 1980, on the same site where the guru had camped for assisting Prince Muazzam (Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar) in his battle for capturing the throne of Delhi. The prince was impressed by the guru’s mastery in archery. The guru along with his soldiers helped the prince in ascending the throne.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Isa Khan's Tomb located near the Humayun Tomb - delhiphoto

Isa Khan Niyazi was an Afghan noble in the court of Sher Shah Suri and his son Islam Shah Suri, of the Sur dynasty, who fought the Mughal Empire.

Isa Khan's Tomb. This is located near the Mogul emperor Humayun. The octagonal tomb predating Humayun’s Tomb only by 20 years has striking ornamentation in the form of canopies, glazed tiles and lattice screens.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga - New Delhi

Hazrat Nizamuddin Awlia (d. 1325 A.D.) represents in many ways the pinnacle of the Chishti Order of the Sufis. Hazrat Baba Farid, his spiritual guide, said to him on appointing him as his successor: "Be like a big tree, so that Allah's creation, the human beings in their vast multitudes, may find rest and solace under your shadow." This partly explains why he admitted so many (according to some, including Barani, too many) men into the Chishti order as his disciples. Another reason has been clearly formulated in this way: "History, nonetheless, bears out the wisdom of his open-ended policy .

With regard to the Sufi path, Hazrat Nizamuddin Awlia taught the following: "For a dervish, three things are necessary. They all begin with an 'ain' (an Arabic letter), i.e., Ishq (love), Aql (intelligence) and Ilm (knowledge). Let us discuss these three qualities one by one.

Kalyana Mahotsav of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy, Sri Venkateswara College Grounds

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams: Kalyana Mahotsav of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy, Sri Venkateswara College Grounds, New Delhi

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trauma Centre of AIIMS at Raj Nagar, New Delhi - delhiphoto

250-bed Trauma Centre of AIIMS at Raj Nagar, New Delhi, India.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Escalator on the foot over-bridge - delhiphoto

Life for pedestrians in Delhi is all set to become a bit more comfortable as work on installation of escalators at different foot-over-bridges in the Capital is nearing completion. All these escalators, including the one opposite.These escalators would mark another milestone in making Delhi a truly world-class city ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The contract is being executed by Schneider Electric which is a world leader in electric and automation management.the company is installing escalators at ITO, Inter-State Bus Terminus at Kashmere Gate, Majnu ka Tila, Moti Bagh, Sri Venkateswara College and Maharani Bagh. Apart from installing these high capacity escalators, the company that has been given a five-year contract to also maintain these escalators and provide security for them.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Beautiful Dhaula Kuan Flyover - delhiphoto

The government has approached the hospitality industry to maintain the green cover and develop the landscape of the Dhaula Kuan flyover

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beautiful AIIMS Flyover - delhiphoto

In order to make Delhi a model and a state-of-the-art city before the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Delhi government wants to develop and maintain the aesthetic green cover and landscape of the flyovers, as well as the Ring Road.

AIIMS Flyover, is to be the first beneficiary of the project. It is being estimated that AIIMS flyover, which is the oldest and second biggest flyover, and others flyovers and landscapes of South Delhi.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gyarah Murti (11 Statues) - delhiphoto

The impressive sculptures are a depiction of Mahatma Gandhi's famous Dandi March.Dandi March sculpture is installed, is known as ‘Gyarah Murti.’

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Old DTC Bus - Delhi Photo

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

India Gate - Delhi