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Book Review: Delhi: 14 Historic Walks

They say, you learn more about a city by walking around.  You walk around Florence, Paris, Munich, Edinburgh and even New York! Delhi, a city I call home and one that is 100 years old this year, is another such city that can be appreciated on walks. ‘Delhi – 14 historic walks’ is a delightful guide book that helps you to accomplish that.

ImageFrankly, this book does not need a book review to extol its virtues. Its back cover lists its merits in simple no-nonsense words in the back cover. However, to do the book and Blogadda’s book program justice, I will first air my views for the record.

I jumped to have this book since I have been on Delhi walks (and none by INTACH to which Swapna Liddle belongs to but that I will come to later). Delhi has a fantastic cultural heritage, but most of us even while living in the city sleep-walk through it. I did.

I think I re-visited even the popular monuments Red Fort, Qutab Minar when I was studying at a college in Delhi, at least a decade after when I first visited those in childhood. That too because I had to take an NRI friend of mine around the city. I haven’t forgotten my ignorance and the embarrassing fact that I was enormously proud that I have never cared enough for these ‘cliche’ places to visit myself. And even if we deign to visit these places, we hardly see/know things. We fail to appreciate the beauty and wonder of it.

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  • @sahilk I won't. I can easily find out myself if I ever need to. :) @teatattler 1 day ago
  • @teatattler @sahilk Maybe question is ok among close friends. But rest of women should stop really. 1 day ago
  • @sahilk ya. Women have proclivity to do this all the time. These days even at water cooler at work women ask me where I got a dress. 1 day ago
  • @sahilk I might admire what they wear. But I'll never go down to how much was it for and where did you buy it. 1 day ago
  • @sahilk To me, its impolite & cheap. Perhaps because I pay no attention to what people wear. It's the people who matter. 1 day ago

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