New Delhi, India
Date:
18/01/2001

PHOTOS
 
Domes of Jami Masjid, or the Grand Mosque, built in 1656 by Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Red Fort

The public knife and scissors sharpener is a necessary service in Delhi.


 
You can see why frequent power shortages occur in India. The government has had an electricity monopoly for decades.

Silk for wedding sarees


 
The silk market is one of the busiest streets of Chandni Chowk Bazaar.

The British built town hall, now a library, in Old Delhi


 
The exterior walls surrounding the Red Fort are its best attribute.

The exterior of the fort at Lahore Gate, which leads to the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk


 
For sale inside the Red Fort

Details of the red sandstone of the Red Fort


 
One of the six gateways inside the imperial Red Fort commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1639

Columns inside the Red Fort, composed of red sandstone in 1648


 
 
PAIGE'S NOTES
 
18 January 2001 – Every Sunday in the Delhi Times of India, there is a section with marriage advertisements, where men, women and their parents try to find the perfect mate. Almost all the ads – pages of them – ask for an astrological chart as well as photo and bio. Some mention, ‘Caste is not a barrier’.

Interestingly, when we talk with young people around Delhi, many tell us they prefer a ‘love’ marriage to an arranged one.

 
VIDEO
 
Chandi Chowk
 
Jama Masjid
 
AUDIO
 
  Matrimonial advertising (Paige)
  Chandi Chowk (Jim)
  More bombs (Jim)
  Fog and water (Jim)