Selfies and Sufi vibes at Jama Masjid, Old Delhi amid lockdown
When I was at Jama Masjid this time, I was listening to Kun Faya Kun from the movie Rockstar which filled me with Sufi vibes. I found a place to sit and kept on listening to that song while most of the people were busying clicking selfies and making videos. I haven’t been to the Quwalli night of Nizamuddin Dargah and that’s one of the things I haven’t done in Delhi which is on my lists of things to do in Delhi.
This mosque is known for its remarkable architecture and iconic red color from red sandstone. Just opposite is another wonderful red sandstone monument, Red Fort which I haven’t visited in a long time. If I can remember, I must have visited the fort some three years ago or maybe four. But I visited twice. I once sat in the park of the fort with Ajit Kashyap. I went to Khajuraho in Kashyap’s marriage. I did plan to visit the fort but the lockdown was imposed and I came back to my home in June end.
Delhi is my favorite city. After Delhi, comes Jaipur and Calcutta in my list where I want to spend time exploring the art and culture of these cities. I have been to Jaipur several times, traveled like a local, and explored all the major monuments there. However, Calcutta is yet to be visited. I haven’t moved ahead of Khajuraho and I am eager to explore the cultural capital of India.
From Chawari Bazar to Chandani Chowk and the other parts of the city, Old Delhi is always a place which has a lot to offer be it the delicious food at ancient and iconic eateries, both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, be it temples, churches or mosques, be its ancient monuments, Havelis, local markets.