And so, it has finally started to rain in #Delhi
I hope the rainfall will 'improve' the pollution levels from 'severe' to 'very poor' now!
'Lovers on a Terrace watching an approaching Storm'.
At least 16 flights were diverted from Delhi to Jaipur, Lucknow, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad after operations at the capital's airport were impacted because of heavy rain and lightning, an official of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport said.
#Delhi #Rain #Lightning
Sultan’s family members were expected to visit Shama’s house on November 25 to fix their marriage, hours before which the accused allegedly strangulated her and fled the city, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Rohit Meena said
#Mumbai #KillingWoman #Delhi #StuffingBody
As per media reports, both shooters were absconding after jumping parole in a case in Punjab and had planned to attack a Punjabi singer
#Delhi #Canada #KhalistaniTerroristArshDalla #Encounter
The 45-year-old victim reported to the police that the upper part of his right ear was severed due to the bite, leading to the necessity of undergoing surgery. Following the medical treatment, the victim filed a complaint against his wife.
Around 800 police personnel, along with jawans from paramilitary forces are deployed to keep vigil with thousands of farmer who are turning up on the Main Road adjoining Mohali Golf Range and Railway track, Phase-XI
#NearChandigarhBorder #Delhi #BordersFortified #SecurityBeefed
According to the victim, the accused was caught stealing some batteries from his uncle's scrap godown a few days ago and was thrashed by some locals
#ManShot #Delhi #ShaktiVihar #Revenge
As per the official data recorded on Sunday at 6am by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), 14 out of Delhi’s 40 ambient air quality monitoring stations were in the ‘severe’ category, with Wazirpur (456) worst impacted, followed by Jahangirpuri (450) and Punjabi Bagh (442)
According to police, Pal (40), his son Raman (20), who was a plumber by profession, and electrician Sarvesh Kumar (59) died of an electric shock while carrying out motor-repairing work at the Commander Hospital in Outer Delhi’s Ranhola
#Delhi #Kin #Father #Son #DeathDemandAction #PrivateHospital
From the family workshop of #Nainsukh of #Guler (#Punjab Hills) #HimachalPradesh this c1790 CE #Pahari #IndianMiniaturePainting of the 9th #Sikh Guru #TegBahadur ji from the Prahlad Bubbar collection.
The album commissioned by William (1784-1835) & his brother James Fraser of #EastIndiaCompany is a series of brilliant #Paintings depicting the characters & local life in Delhi & its surrounding areas
With no sign of abatement of the turf war between the Centre and the Delhi government and a new front opening over the selection of the chief secretary of the national capital territory, the Supreme Court on Friday devised a unique method to insulate those in the zone of consideration from social media discussion by asking the Centre to bring a panel of seasoned civil servants to the court on Tuesday. A ruling that seeks a balance between the Delhi government's claim that it had the sole prerogative to select the key bureaucrat and the Centre's insistence that, after the change of the law, the matter belonged squarely in its domain.
The 24-hour average AQI, recorded at 4 pm every day, was 390 on Thursday, 394 on Wednesday, 365 on Tuesday, 348 on Monday and 301 on Sunday
#Delhi #AirQuality #BriefReliefLikelyNext
How The State Is Using Section 144 & Private Citizens For ‘Warrantless Surveillance’
A study of the orders passed under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in 2021 in Delhi reveals how a law that gives the state extraordinary powers to curb civil liberties in cases of a public emergency is used for surveillance.
#Delhi's air quality plummets to hazardous levels, exceeding 400 on the #AirQuality index. Schools close, administration limits vehicles, yet efforts fall short as winter worsens pollution. Dr. Sharma warns of health risks, urging stronger actions to tackle #AirPollution crisis.
The Afghanistan embassy has announced its permanent closure in New Delhi.
The assailant stabbed the victim more than 55 times, slit his throat, and callously dragged the lifeless body through the streets.
Fifteen per cent of respondents expressed the intent to retrofit their generators with CNG by the stipulated deadline.
#Delhi #NCRResidents #CNG #Survey
The decision has been taken by the corporation after considering the demand of the commuters who complained that the buses are stuck in traffic leading to delay in their journey by one to two hours
#VolvoBuses #Shimla #Delhi #Pinjore #Kalka #Parwanoo #HRTC
This 1815 CE #CompanyPainting 'The Taj Mahal by Moonlight' by Sita Ram commissioned by the Marquess of Hastings & Governor General of India at #Calcutta, #Bengal during his tour from #Barrackpore to the #Himalayas via #Delhi
From the Welch collection auctioned by Sotheby's on 25 Oct for £482,600.
Australian Deputy PM and Foreign Minister meet National Security Advisor Doval in New Delhi. Discussed global issues, security cooperation, shared values
#NSADoval #DeputyPMMarles #ForeignMinisterWong #Delhi
We are also covering: UP woman's brutal murder in broad daylight by her 'rapist'; When Neeraj Chopra went 'unnoticed' during IND vs AUS World Cup final among other stories
#News18AfternoonDigest #NeerajChopra #GujaratStadium #WorldCupFinal #SevereWaterShortage #Delhi #OtherTopStories
A superb c1816 CE #CompanyPainting from the #FraserAlbum of 'An Assembly of Village Elders with #WilliamFraser's Munshi & Diwan', #Delhi or #Haryana, from the Edith & Stuart Cary Welch collection auctioned by Sotheby's on Oct 25 for £952,500.
The Munsh &i Diwan sit on the right, with books of accounts in front of them.
The top portion identifies each one of them in Fraser's handwriting.
Federal Court of India was a judicial body, established in India in 1937 under the provisions of the Government of India Act 1935, with original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction. It functioned until the #SupremeCourt of India was established in 1950. Although the seat of the Federal Court was at #Delhi, however, a separate Federal Court of Pakistan was established in #Pakistan in Karachi after the Partition of India. There was a right of appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in #London from the Federal Court of India.
Um, Happy #Diwali?
November 13, 2023
"People in the city burst crackers late into Sunday night despite a ban on fireworks due to high #pollution levels.
"Delhi has been battling #ToxicAir for weeks, with the government announcing an early winter break for schools in an effort to protect children.
"The city has high pollution through the year due to factors including #vehicular emissions and dust.
But the problem becomes worse in winter as farmers in neighbouring states burn crop stubble. Low wind speeds also trap pollutants - such as those produced by firecrackers - in the lower atmosphere, making it hard to breathe.
"On Monday afternoon, according to the federal government's Safar app, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi was 445, with some places recording readings above 520. The AQI measures the level of PM 2.5 - fine particulate matter that can clog lungs and cause a host of diseases - in the air.
"Levels between 101 and 200 are considered moderate, while those between 201 and 300 are poor. Between 301 and 400 is categorised as 'very poor' and a figure higher than 400 is considered 'severe'.
The World Health Organization's guidelines say that exposure to PM 2.5 over a 24-hour-period should be limited to 15 micrograms per cubic metre - but Delhi's AQI in some parts is 30 times higher than the recommended level.
"Lung specialists say breathing the capital's toxic air is akin to smoking 25-30 cigarettes a day.
"Prolonged exposure to high levels of pollution can cause discomfort and breathing difficulties for people. It can also trigger skin and eye irritation and cause severe neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, lung capacity loss, emphysema, cancer, and increased mortality rates.
"India's Supreme Court has banned the use of firecrackers during Diwali, only allowing 'green crackers' or those with reduced emissions. The Delhi government has also banned firecrackers during Diwali for the past few years, but there is little enforcement of the rule.
"The ban on fireworks has also developed political tones, with some arguing that it is an attempt to target Hindu festivals.
"On Monday, Delhi's environment minister Gopal Rai alleged that leaders from the #Hindu #Nationalist #BharatiyaJanataParty (#BJP) - which is in power nationally but in the opposition in Delhi - had 'incited' people to light firecrackers."
Smog Isn’t Just About Farmers – We Breathe the Soot of Our Own Ecological Sins
It’s not only our lungs but perhaps our brains that have become fogged. We have failed to see that historically, stubble burning contributes only 6% to the pollution, yet the public is quick to make the farmers the scapegoats, and not the policymakers.
#BBCNews - #Delhi AQI: Toxic haze in India capital after #Diwali festival
Oh dear me.
Look, no stars in the sky!
#DelhiAirPollution has returned.
Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and nearby cities on Monday afternoon as a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal again, its second quake in three days.
#Tremors #Delhi #MagnitudeEarthquake #Nepal
This is a kind of aerosol #GeoEngineering, on a local scale. I bet temperatures are down. But it kills.
"In recent days, the state of Punjab saw a 740% increase in #FarmFires, with more than a thousand recorded in a single day. Other causes of pollution in the city are car #emissions, construction and the burning of rubbish at waste plants."
A Kite Maker.
With mechanisation now, the art of making hand-made #Kites is almost dead
Delhi's severe #airpollution
#Delhi 's air quality index hit 500, the highest possible level today.The smog is caused by a combination of farm fires, car emissions, construction and waste burning.
The poor air quality can shorten the lives of Delhi residents by 11.9 years, according to a study.
The Delhi government has taken some measures to tackle the pollution, however, as expected, these have been largely ineffective or insufficient.
#Delhi #DowntonAbbey", which was repeated by many critics. It received mixed reviews, with critics feeling that it did not live up to expectations as a radical historical drama, but that it remained entertaining for viewers of melodramatic period soap operas.
3 major happenings in #India this week.
2. #Delhi govt decided to frame a case against writer and activist Arundhari Roy, for a speech she gave in 2010 (13 years ago!)
3. #CAG officials who wrote report and exposed serious irregularities in a couple of union govt. projects were transferred.
Showing again how nervous and scared #Modi regime is!
hundred #Delhi Police officers raided almost a hundred homes and offices of journalists and researchers across India as part of a three-year campaign to intimidate #Newsclick, a news website based in New Delhi. The police officers harassed the journalists and researchers, asking them why they were covering the farmers’ movement and the government’s #COVID response
Gemini Appoints Sachin Ranlani as Vice President and Head of India for Market Expansion - Leading global cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has taken significant steps in its Indian e... - https://cryptonews.com/news/gemini-appoints-sachin-ranlani-as-vice-president-head-of-india-for-market-expansion.htm #blockchainnews #gemini #india #delhi
Explained: What Are the Stories Done By Journalists Raided By the Delhi Police Today?
These are journalists who have been covering social issues largely ignored by the mainstream big media.
#delhi #DelhiPolice #newsclick #DelhiPoliceRaids #AdaniGroup #adani #DelhiRiots #DelhiRiotsCases #ElectoralBonds #OldPensionScheme #UAPA #dissent #BiharCasteCensus #RSS #journalism #activism #satire #media #PressFreedom #DraconianLaws #law #hindutva #adani #modi #india
Delhi Police Conduct Raids, Question Journalists, Satirists, Activists Over UAPA Case
Several spoke of their electronic devices – laptops and telephones – being taken away by the police.
#delhi #DelhiPolice #journalists #UAPA #satirists #activists #newsclick #TeestaSetalwad #ParanjoyGuhaThakurta #AbhisarSharma #BhashaSingh #urmilesh #PrabirPurkayastha #GithaHariharan #AunindyoChakravarty #SohailHashmi #SanjayRajaura #PressFreedom #DraconianLaws #TheNewYorkTimes #india
In the heart of Delhi, authorities take bulldozers to Muslim shrines with little warning
‘This government is hell-bent on removing the signs that point to the Muslim history and Muslim culture of the national capital.’
Formerly property of #EastIndiaCompany Governor General Lord Clive, Earl of Povis (Clive Album).
Finally, we ended our visit at "Latitude 28." After book shopping, we really just wanted a simple coffee and maybe a dessert. We tried three places but found them crowded or not worth the money (this is Khan Market after all). We decided to try a place nether of us have tried. This quiet restaurant is at the top floor of a home goods store. Quiet, pretty, and with decent coffee, it was the perfect way to end our day!
Our next stop is one of of the best places in Delhi - Fakir Chand Bookstore. This is a very, very special place and we could probably do a dozen posts on it. The store was started originally in Peshawar and moved to Delhi after partition. It is small, crowded with no discernable organization system. The owner of the shop is the third-generation of the family to own it. You could get lost here!
We had a strong Irani chai, a Bombay Sandwich (in @seanbala's opinion, one of the greatest culinary gifts to mankind) and a raspberry soda.
An Irani Chai is like a normal Indian chai but made much stronger.
The Bombay Sandwich is a thick grilled vegetable sandwich with very thinly sliced beets, potatoes, cucumbers, and tomatoes, all sprinkled with a big helping of cheese. Difficult to make, impossible not to eat!
Our first stop was Sodabottleopenerwalla - a loving, playful homage to the Parsi cafes of Mumbai. The Parsis are a Zoroastrian community that came to India in the 16th century. Centered mainly in Mumbai, this small community has punched well above its weight. One business that many of them started were cafes the feature unique Indian and Iranian dishes.
As you can see from the sign, the restaurant has a unique sense of humor.
A few days after arriving, we took a trip to Khan Market. Khan Market in Central Delhi is a tiny area of boutique shops, restaurants, and bars. It is one of a handful of places that you'll see a lot of expats in Delhi. It is considered India's most expensive retail market (in terms of real estate cost). We sometimes feel a little silly but we have many, many fond memories of Khan and we had to go. A few highlights from the visit:
Time for an #Introduction -
This is our experiment in the #Fediverse - we plan on posting about our adventures. Expect a lot of the following: #travel #vegetarian #vegan #food #urbanexploring #city #citylife #art #nature #adventure.
Big Oil & IMF keep us trapped using fuels that rob millions in the #GlobalSouth of nearly a DECADE of life
My house flooded THRICE in a WEEK. My block had a gastroenteritis outbreak because of it. I had to take my Dad to the ER because I was too ill to treat him at home myself
Before that? Flooded once two YEARS ago
More than SIX years after the last one
Torrential #rainfall in #India #Delhi #wx https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jul/10/india-floods-new-delhi-rain-record-deaths?utm_term=2023-07-10&utm_campaign=Hot%20News&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=265690301&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8l3dISXJ4yF08vVBYjH9BXHfafTUBNVMG2pq-FJuP7Nr64aqYEPCOhR_j4wCSf89gPtazh8da676vbjclGkRs-LcqKjA&utm_content=265690301&utm_source=Mastodon
Since I can't go outside, I might as well stay indoors and play Yo-yo.
(Lonely people must amuse themselves).
A new book on #birds of #Delhi ... Nicely brought out by #IndianPitta imprint of Juggernaut #books with two of the same birds on the cover! Informative introductory chapters, lots of great photos, and useful maps and references at the end.
Decided to make a simplified #Introduction post -
I'm Sean and I'm an American in #Chicago originally from the Adirondacks in Upstate New York. First-gen college grad with two degrees in comparative religions. Lived in #Delhi #India for 5 years and I currently work in #HigherEd.
The most striking thing is that the air SMELLS like Delhi today.
Spouse and I spoke this morning about purchasing a supply masks because this sort of thing is not really going away.
Be careful of the air - limit your time outside and wear a mask (N99 ideally, N95 if you've got it). You may not feel poorly right away it now but you will feel it later.
Comparing the two places I've lived the longest as an adult: #Chicago and #Delhi. Two places. Two continents. Different rates of increase but increases nonetheless. I've always thought that the biggest strength and flaw of human beings is that we are adaptable. But can we really adapt to these changes? Should we even need to?
I grieve for these changes. But I especially grieve for Delhi and people in India.
The Effect of #CycloneBiparjoy is now being felt in #Delhi #NewDelhi & #DelhiNCR with Strong Surface Winds kicking up a Dust-Storm forcing me to Cover my Eyes just as Devki & Yashodha did from the Dust Kicked up when #Whirlwind #Demon Trinavarata tried to Abduct Lord #Krishna in this c1700 AD #Pahari #IndianMiniaturePainting from #Mankot #Ramkot in #Jammu #India
#Delhi is baking at almost 45°c. Temperatures in #London & many other cities in #Europe also are now over 30°c.
Venturing out in direct sun causes a medical condition known as #NoseBleed shown here in this c1700 AD #Pahari #IndianMiniaturePainting from the #Punjab Hills #India now at Bhuri Singh #Museum of #Chamba #HimachalPradesh
Take precautions friends. Venture out only if necessary.
Oh I like this. I'd be glad to visit any of these. As for me - choosing just one each is tough - especially for "need to visit"
City I dislike: #BatonRouge
City I think is overrated: #NewOrleans
City I like: #Boston
City I love: #Delhi
City I most feel myself in: #Toronto
City I still need to visit: #Bangkok
I dream of living in: #Singapore
My last visit to #NewDelhi dates back to before I started to put down #travelnotes on #organic shops and #Restaurants but when I found https://www.organicgermanbakeshop.com/christmas-special/ today, I got a nostalgic feeling. If I get the opportunity to come back, I'll certainly pay a visit to this special place, a #German #organic #bakery in #Delhi / #India.
OK, lets get into this #introduction business. 10 years ago I didn't mind putting my identity in my bio, but over the years it's felt more restrictive.
So instead, a bunch of hashtags about things I'm likely to post or boost about -
#Delhi #India #Crows #Cephalopods #Cetaceans #Caste #Race #Queer #Dalit #Adivasi #Bahujan #Ambedkarite #Environment #Hindutva #Feminism #Fanfic #Pakistan #Kenya #Nigeria #Ghana #SouthAsia #Africa #MediaCriticism #PettyWhining #Shitposts #FediverseMeta #Perimenopause