Old Delhi’s Western Suburbs: Sadar Thana Road

Visiting this stretch of road in Sadar Bazaar back in 2008 was a real eye-opener for me. It showed me that not only were there areas in Delhi (and other Indian cities) where some buildings from the early to mid 20th c still remained, but also areas where the entire building stock of certain neighborhoods, or much of it, was still from that period, albeit in dire need of repair and preservation. Continue reading

Old Delhi’s Western Suburbs: Paharganj

For some of us, Paharganj is just the name of one of two entrances to New Delhi Railway Station, conjuring up images of a grimy and bustling transportation hub. Others might have memories of catching a movie at Sheila cinema back in the day, just north of the railway station. For others Paharganj is the neighborhood they pass through along the wide and dusty DB Gupta Road on their way from Ajmeri Gate to destinations in west Delhi. Continue reading