Tuesday, 10 April 2012

30. Confluence

Like all Mega cities, new and old, modern and ancient live together in Delhi too.
The confluence of two distant ages is amazing to watch.
Though I was watching it constantly, last December when I was at Purana Qila in Delhi, I saw the sea of cars just from corner in Purana Qila. During that moment I realized that the city of cities has been holding these two eras in a nice way together.

The point was again emphasized when last Dunday I was at Feroz Shah Kotla.  From a 14th Century Jami Masjid, I could see flyovers and cars running smoothly.

It is not that the ancient and the modern has nothing to do with each other. They have learnt to co-exist peacefully.

The confluence apparently is peaceful, but who knows what price has been paid by people - in the past and in the present!! 


  1. I am amazed to look at the sea of cars. Yes the progress comes at a price!

  2. I hate cars in my pictures of old buildings and keep on lookng for angles where I can avoid them. I know it is hypocrisy, travelling in a car and then hating them! :)

  3. Sunilbhai, ours is the generation caught in various types of dilemma(s).

  4. In our impatience for progress, we sacrifice our past for the present?

  5. And also sometimes sacrifice present for the past? I am not sure, which way we are moving!


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