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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The State Trading Corporation's alphabetical style building, designed by globally feted Delhi architect Raj Rewal, was completed by 1989. It is a towering landmark on Janpath and also home to the Central Cottage Industries Emporium, a treasure trove of high quality handmade products from every single Indian state, and arguably the best collection of sarees and carpets on sale. Rewal’s other work of stunning futuristic simplicity is the Parliament Library, adjoining Parliament House.