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

  • PHOTOS: The streets of Delhi, during times of Covid-19
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  • 3_Department of Posts, Sansad Marg_5400
  • 4_President House_7402
  • 5_South Block_6800
  • 6_Tuberculosis Association of India Building_6872
  • 7_The State Trading Corporation_172848
  • 8_Civil Lines, Old Delhi_175916
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  • 10_Oxford Book Store, Connaught Place_184056-01
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  • 12_Indian Red Cross Society, Red Ross Road_6867
  • 13_Qutab Minar_6481

Delhi’s Central Post Office: Two architects dominated the shaping of Delhi’s design DNA in the last century. In the early part, Sir Edwin Lutyens for forging the city’s imperial stature; and in the 1950s, Habib Rehman, the man who built modern Delhi. Dak Bhawan was designed in 1954 with a wide facade extending along Patel Chowk and is Delhi’s Central Post Office. Directly across from Dak Bhawan is the equally gripping Sardar Patel Bhawan, also designed by Rehman, whose studies at MIT also led to a fortuitous friendship with Walter Gropius, the father of the Bauhaus movement.