Notes on the ‘hood

7 Feb

Hello again, dear readers. I spent the morning working out how many posts I need to do before finishing up this project blog (Sunday 6 March is my deadline). While it’s not directly related to the project outcomes, today’s post is for anyone interested in living and volunteering/working in Delhi. Here’s a couple of useful sites if you need to find your own accommodation, or just want to do a bit of research about Delhi and India before heading over:

Using resources such as these, I was fortunate to find a great flat (and flatmate) in a lovely part of South Delhi – Kailash Colony.

Why was it good?

It was incredibly close to a brand new Metro stop (Kailash Colony). As a female on the road a lot for work, Delhi’s metro system was a real blessing – clean, comfortable and secure…
Riding the delhi metro

Delhi metro ladies only

Plenty of seats for all 'the ladies' on the Delhi Metro

…My local ‘hood had a great, laid-back market place, with shops arranged in a horseshoe around a small green park…

Kailash Colony market at Diwali

Kailash Colony market glammed up for Diwali Festival

Kailash Colony market park

Little kids (and big ones) hanging out in the Kailash Colony market park

… a welcoming temple built around an old Banyan tree…

Kailash Colony market temple

Kailash Colony market temple around banyan tree

…and a peaceful yoga sanctuary just around the corner.

…You could find a lot of familiar goods at the well stocked shops…

Star Bazaar Kailash Colony market

Everything a girl could want...and in the right order too

…and plenty of restaurants to explore Indian cuisine…

channa masala at Annuparma's

Fructose friendly (no onion) channa masala meal at Anupama's restaurant, Kailash Colony Market

…And then there was this store, which took me a little while to get my head around…

Republic of Chicken

No way. It's a chicken revolution!

Oh...

Republic of Chicken Staff

...No way it's a chicken revolution.

Zen quote

Image courtesy of David Schiller's Zen Page-A-Day 2010 Calendar

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2 Responses to “Notes on the ‘hood”

  1. facebook February 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    i love it

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