Spotted today at a roadside stall here in New Delhi. Yes, this bag of snacks comes with a free fidget spinner. This raises a few questions. First, how inexpensive must these toys be that they’re included with such low cost items? Second, how many consumers do you think will unwittingly munch on the toys?
As I mentioned in the most recent Newley’s Notes, the air pollution here in Delhi worsens significantly this time of year. Here’s a short video I shot on Wednesday afternoon near Connaught Place, in central New Delhi. The air has been, in a word, soupy.
I have posted before about how now only are New Delhi street dogs clever and enterprising, but also totally unflappable. The often straight up sleep on busy sidewalks as people step over and around them amid this buzzing metropolis of 26 million. But the mutt pictured above, which I encountered recently at the popular Khan Market, takes […]
Here’s a video I captured recently of a street dog near New Delhi’s busy Connaught Place. The pooch caught my eye because he or she seemed to be waiting patiently near a curb. When the traffic stopped, sure enough, the canine sauntered across the street. I was interrupted by a call and the video […]
About a quarter of the time I take Ubers here in Delhi the driver asks me, when I get out, to give him a five-star rating. (Drivers must maintain a certain rating to ensure they can continue working on the platform.) Usually I just nod my head and say “yeah okay,” and proceed to give […]
Encountered these guys near my office recently. They were not happy to have their photo taken.
As promised in my previous post on the remarkable smog that has descended on the Indian capital, here’s a photo I took at about 9 a.m. downtown, near Connaught Place. Yikes. There’s no filter on this pic, by the way.
My colleagues reported last night on the severe air pollution that has enveloped Delhi: NEW DELHI—India’s capital ordered the city’s schools closed for three days starting Monday, as authorities moved to combat the effects of thick smog that has choked residents and prompted public outcry. Some public elementary schools in New Delhi had been shut […]
Came across this fellow here in Delhi yesterday. He (or she) was eating a paratha. Given his/her interesting colouring, neck adornment, and hoof bling, I was wondering if it might be an auspicious goat, kept and fed by people nearby in the neighborhood. So I asked some guys hanging out nearby. They kept repeating a […]
Spotted here in Delhi: a brochure for an Italian restaurant promoting free “selfie garlic bread.” I have no idea what it has to do with selfies. And who is the guy in the photo? It’s a distinct possibility that I’m overthinking all of this.