What do you make of householders turned austere pilgrims who live in tatty canvas tents on a flood plain of a river braving regular baths in freezing water, biting cold, smoky skies and ear-splitting din for more than a month?
Amid a furore over a leaked Obama administration plan to put America's 11 million illegal immigrants, including some 250,000 Indians, on a path to citizenship, the White House has reaffirmed its commitment to a bipartisan plan.
While the eating out culture has caught on like never before in India, weary travellers are constantly on the lookout for home-cooked food, or 'ghar ka khana', that offers comfort to the body and soul.
Twenty years after India opened its doors to the world, bringing in new brands, new choices and lots of new money, it appears that for some at least, the waves of economic liberalisation have morphed into a tsunami of bratty discontent.
The world of taxi drivers is dominated by men. But there is one small cab company in Delhi, where all the drivers and passengers are female. Women's safety is a hot topic in India at the moment, so it's proving a very popular service.
In India, one’s love wasn’t one’s Valentine until a small company in the dusty Delhi district of Naraina that dealt in song books and leather patches decided it was about time we made that cultural leap.
As many set out for the customary Valentine’s Day dinner in the nation’s capital, several hundred men, women and children gathered at Parliament Street for an unorthodox celebration: a movement using music and dance to oppose violence against women.
India may be the birthplace of the Kama Sutra, the ancient how-to manual on kissing and sex. But for many years, Indian couples did not widely embrace kissing, at least not in public. Now that is changing.
The historic Rajpath has become synonymous with the January 26 parade, but it was an amphitheatre named after a former Viceroy that was witness to the celebrations marking the birth of the Republic 63 years ago.