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Anand Vivek Taneja

Articles by Anand Vivek Taneja

Platform People

Platform People

Jun 02, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

I was part of a group on a walk through the station and Paharganj led by Javed and Shekhar, both young men,...

Please Sir...

Please Sir...

May 19, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

The tourist traps at Chatta Chowk in Red Fort

The Begam's Estate

The Begam's Estate

May 19, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

The vast estate of Begam Samru, all around her haveli, once stretching almost from the Old Delhi Railway...

Boundless Faith

Boundless Faith

May 12, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

Three Catholics, a Muslim and a very lapsed Hindu went to the Church of Our Lady of Vailankanni in Delhi....

The World Seeing Place

The World Seeing Place

Apr 28, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

Heard of Pir Ghaib—the invisible, mazaar-less saint? You don't believe in invisible presences in the world?...

Living Among The Dead

Living Among The Dead

Apr 21, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

I had asked James, "You live in a cemetery. Aren't you afraid of the ghosts?" He had only laughed. "There...

Alternative Histories

Alternative Histories

Apr 14, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

One day, in his old age, the good king Anang Pal Tomar decided to go on long pilgrimage, and leave the...

Singing Sad Songs

Singing Sad Songs

Mar 30, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

Ever endured a ghazalling dinner? Do you know what a ghazal is? Are you thinking Pankaj Udhas? You are? Uh,...

Migratory Owls

Migratory Owls

Mar 17, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

Doing my Majaz/Frost dead poet act. City Night and I wander glum and unemployed. I have been one acquainted...

Life Is Elsewhere

Life Is Elsewhere

Mar 10, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

Delhi trembling with fear. That panicked city on the TV is not my city. That city exists only on the planet...

The Blessed City

The Blessed City

Mar 10, 2006 Anand Vivek Taneja

"Let's create some mahaul." Atmosphere. Voices blend in soulful, sonorous sorrow. It isn't good enough,...