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We decided to go monumental today, for no other reason that the flow of
traffic made me go that way, which on after-sight was one of the few
decent things that motorcycles on free lefts have done for me the poor
panting soul.

Qutub Minar, to be frank, has been saturated out of my system. I am no
longer enthralled by its facade nor do I feel like scraping the mud out
of stones and having a taste (the iron pillar still remains as
interesting though), but sometimes, out of the past we've shared, I just
tend to sit out and plain stare for five full minutes, as an obligation
one owes to history I guess.



Then we move towards the Mehrauli, which sometimes I feel resembles what the labyrinth of my intestines would be like. The green DTC Goliath is
an eyesore as well as a traffic sore, running on streets half its
recommended width.



The entry to Mehrauli Depot is a drag, and sometimes with Slipknot banging on the earphones, my frailty wishes to be destructive, to get a hockey stick and plunder the buses to death (or the drivers, we know
life is hard for the poor, but an excuse for terrible manners and even
more terrible traffic sense? Dunno.)

Anyways, the depot completely ruins the tomb facing it, known as Adam
Khan's tomb (was the son of Akbar's wet nurse) or more popularly as Bhool
Bhullaiya
, the story going like a baraat getting lost here
once, which, looking at the structure, is simply not possible (the
surrounding forest might have been the actual arena we surmise).



In the early of the mornings, we see the three major occupants of Delhi monuments- the smackie with his inaugural bidi of the day, the gay requiting love in the only fresh air they'll get for the day, and
the leper thinking of asking for alms, but deciding against it.



Then there is a goat, squirrels, the shadow bird and the drainage garbage.



Looking down towards the depot, the squirrels lapping up water from the earthen pots dutifully built and maintained (the only sign of maintenance I saw), animal thirst is linear, humans have n- dimensional
geometry.

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Comment by Parth Joshi on May 31, 2010 at 12:57pm
thank you...
Comment by Divya Tate on May 31, 2010 at 12:53pm
really nice!
Comment by Parth Joshi on May 27, 2010 at 11:44am
thank you...
Comment by Payal Sthalekar Khan on May 27, 2010 at 11:42am
Nice Pics..esp the squirrel and the BW.

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