Sunday, March 30, 2014

Let the Good Times Roll

I can't believe that just last weekend I was in Lucknow at my grandparents' place celebrating the joy and little wonder that my one month old niece is - 'Tara'. It was a short trip really, but so satisfying, and made me question why I don't do this often? Lucknow is not that far! The love and warmth which you find at your grandparents' place is irreplaceable and definitely worth the risk of travelling without a confirmed ticket! (Oh yes! My ticket was not confirmed. I slept with my Mom on a single berth while coming back on the night train)

The cherry on the cake, of course, was meeting the fabulous Richa of The Philospher's Stone. We got along like a house on fire, our non-stop chatter on life, work and the big-bad-beautiful world of blogosphere seemed endless.

The week flew. Office was busy and I really tried to write out my posts for the upcoming A-Z challenge but managed to schedule only three! Getting the jitters, but I've decided to jump in and have fun, and that's it!

Continuing the fun of last weekend, yesterday two adventurous sisters set to explore Delhi in its myraid hues early morning. We left by 6:30 am and took the Delhi metro to Jama Masjid. This mosque, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1650, is the largest mosque in India claiming to hold about 25000 devotees at a time. It was pleasant to walk around the courtyard, clicking pictures, feeding the pigeons, looking below at the tiny lanes teeming with  early morning activities.






Although the entry to the Masjid was free, the camera charges were Rs 300 and as you can see I tried to put my best photography foot forward :)

The below shot is my favourite. I saw this Eagle sitting on one of the tree branches outside Jama Masjid and when I zoomed in this is what was captured!


Just opposite the Gate no 1 entrance of the Jama Masjid is a tiny lane filled with culinary delights! We first walked the entire length of it to survey and single out a joint where we could have a breakfast and finally decided on Al-Jawahar. With a neat spacious dining hall, polite & quick service and excellent mutton preparation, this has now become my favourite joint for Nihari. Served with Khameeri Roti Nihari, often called Old Delhi's power breakfast, is a meat preparation stewed in spices, turmeric and chillies overnight.


With our hearts content and tummy full we moved on to our next Delhi chapter - Hauz Khas.

The morning was still young and this was perhaps the best time to soak in the sepia toned atmosphere in the otherwise chic and posh Hauz Khas village. Leaving you all with a few more pictures!

Caught in action! These were not the only love birds that we found!
Sister Act!
Nature mesmerizes every single time!
Happy Sunday all! :) Let the good times roll!

26 comments:

  1. your birds made me smile - the eagle is awesome! and sisters - just the best.

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  2. What an adventure, Aditi! And, oh, how your photos brightened and enlightened my day. :)
    Blessings!

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  3. Lovely snapshots, Aditi. The sparrows are my favorite :)

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  4. A myriad of colour Lucknow seems to be. Wonderful pics :) I wanna go visit, but maybe not in the summer :p

    Cheers
    CRD

    Updated mine. Do drop by.

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    1. Yes Nov would be a good time! It's a beautiful city!

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  5. Beautiful pictures!! Your post makes me want to visit Delhi again!

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    1. You must come Fab! I'll take you around :)

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  6. Lovely shots and you girls looking beautiful together :)

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  7. I loved the pictures of the pair of parrots the best!
    :)

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  8. "The big-bad-beautiful world of blogosphere"... that sounds interesting :D
    Lovely clicks and I can see that you sure had a great time :)

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    1. Oh yes! ;) Fun conversations! We all should plan a meet up soon!

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  9. Your photos are fabulous. What an amazing trip. There is nothing like the joy of "like minds" meeting. Beautiful post, Aditi.

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  10. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your grandparents!! Beautiful pics!

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  11. I felt I was back in Delhi :D :D A nice, warm post, Aditi :) and you look very pretty :)

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  12. Firstly I had no idea you have such an awesome hand at clicking photos! And yes we had lots of fun :D funny I returned to your blog after almost a week and this is what meets me :-) I had the best of times, now you have to come down to Pune, as promised :D

    Richa

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    1. Imagine Richa I hadn't written for over a week! Yes you go and settle in Pune and I'll be there soon! N thanks a lot...my camera is good...that's the reason! ;)

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  13. wooow u r definetely tempting me with these pics! So when are we meeting

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    1. Hehe...Meena come to Delhi no!!!

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