General information: Delhi now has a population of over 18 million people, but there are a lot of people unaccounted for . The religions and the cultures are diverse with the main religions being Hindu of which contain about 81% of the population and Muslims around 12%. According to the people I have talked to from Delhi, they agree that the city is way too overpopulated, and for an Indian city dweller, that is saying a lot about the density of people here.
They have a new Metro system now, however, the traffic is still crazy and noisy. They have their own method of driving. I don't think there are any traffic regulations except "Don't hit anyone". Otherwise, drive where you will. You can't go fast with this amount of traffic anyway. Traffic lines are only suggestions and you are looking at only inches, if that, between travelling vehicles and bicycles and auto rickshaws.
This is the Jama Masji Mosque which is the principle mosque in the old city. The courtyard of this mosque can hold up to 25,000 worshipers. It was built (for those interested in some of the history) in 1650 during the reign of the moguls.
Here I am photographing a couple of worshipers in one of the alcoves of the mosque.
Over 80% of the people here are Hindu. It is common for a Hindu parade to come down one of the streets, usually with a statue of one of the Hindu gods in tow.
The Chandni Chowk is a large, bustling market in the heart of Old Delhi.
Here is a betel nut merchant preparing his wares for his client.
A woman with an attitude. Usually, if someone signals they do not want their picture taken, I don't take it and give them a hand signal that I will respect their wishes. However, I couldn't resist on this lady. However, I do think she is telling me off with her facial expression.
I was also able to capture a picture inside the Sikh temple. Note the musicians in the front. Apparently, musicians are there constantly so that worshipers can come in at any time.
There is an area below where we remove our shoes and socks and turn them in. Then there is a small pool of water we walk through to cleanse our feet prior to going in. The women were in the area of shoe removal below and agreed to have their picture taken.
Another large community is the Sufi Community at the Nizamuddin Dargah complex in Nizamuddin West Delhi. There is located Nizamuddin Auliya's tomb and Jama'at Khana Masjid. This is another form of Islam and is known for it's mystic traditions and music.
Here are some musicians within the community.