PHOTOS: The streets of Delhi, during times of Covid-19

The streets of Delhi feel like they have metasised into a time warp of the past. Wide open pristine boulevards, and telling architecture that harkens history with compelling contemporaneity, present a formidable flashback to fight an unseen and merciless enemy presently banging on our doors.
I grew up in Delhi, a city that has given me so immeasurably a treasure trove of memories of streets walked on, buildings visited, parks strolled, laughter
By: Parul Sharma
Published: May 6, 2020
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Image by : Parul Sharma

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  • PHOTOS: The streets of Delhi, during times of Covid-19
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Regal Theatre, built in 1932, was originally the venue for ballets, plays and theatre. It also became Hollywood’s first choice for exhibiting epics of those decades, starting with the premiere of Gone with the Wind in 1940. It was also where we saw Raj Kapoor’s Sangam and Mera Naam Joker. Regal will always remain a breathtaking symbol of Delhi’s continuing tryst with timeless cinema.