Thursday, January 01, 2009

Delhi Diary – January 1, 2009

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Lodhi Garden Moments

Starting the New Year with a Delhi cliché.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

If the going gets tougher in 2009, there’s always grass, ruins, birds, trees and air. Lodhi Garden, I mean.

Of course, this place is no city secret. Everybody knows it. Expats swear by it. VIPs want to be seen in it. Lovers find it safe from the watchful eyes of their parents. But perhaps Lodhi Garden's true companions are those city souls who fancy there are better things than Beings – like the stroll of a koyal, the shape of clouds, the sunset colours of the sky, the silence of the woods, the large paunches of evening walkers. And the cool touch of the wet grass on your naked feet.

On the first day of the New Year, I offer glimpses of Lodhi Garden for your perusal.

Crow's eye view

Lodhi Garden Moments

The clichéd angle

Lodhi Garden Moments

Smile please

Lodhi Garden Moments

Love me, kiss me

Lodhi Garden Moments

Sunset colours

Lodhi Garden Moments

In litter we trust

Lodhi Garden Moments

With the companion

Lodhi Garden Moments

It will rise again

Lodhi Garden Moments

5 comments:

redkazim said...

Well the pics (of couples) remind me of Hill Park, Karachi. What a lovely place.

Anonymous said...

I never knew firang couples could be so shady (first photo of a couple)

Milan said...

Its nice to start new year from the lap of Nature.
Love is in the air of gardens from past thousand years,
i just appreciate the moments which couples (love-birds) spend together in the arms of each other,forgetting rest of the world.
though you took the pics of lovers without their consent but you manage to keep their identity or say faces untraceable, that's good thing.
keep Blogging
MILAN KUCHHAL

VJ Sharma said...

Nice Capture !!!

VJ Sharma said...

Nice Captures !!!