Wordless Wednesday: Colors of Chandni Chowk (India)

I know I have been out of sight for a long long time now and must have kept you all wondering. Got some vote of confidence that I have your love and support even if I choose to stay quiet for a while or try to take a little break. Also received a few emails and messages from some lovely friends checking on me which never ceases to warm up my heart. Thanks so much!
Just so you know I am doing very well, so is the family and the little monster. Just trying to get comfortable with a few changes in the day today life about which I will tell you later. Today I am here to quietly share some photos which somehow managed to escape my eyes. Photos from my last trip to India and an afternoon at Chandani Chowk, one of the busiest and most popular market of India. Hope you enjoy!

Chandani Chowk



Colors Colors Everywhere

Chai Wallah

Chai Stove




Seekh Kababs on the street



Deep fried Indian breads

Juice Vendor


Market behind Jama Masjid


Bustling Streets

Jama Masjid

Eid Mubarak everyone!



  1. Hi Prerna – it’s really good to have you back. I have missed your recipes and beautiful moments you captured through your experience…The colors of Chandani Chowk puts me right back in the streets of India.

  2. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy it but this is my first time commenting. How could I not? When I saw this post, I couldn’t take my eyes off all the beautiful pictures. You see things in such a unique way and bring beauty to even the simplest things. Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. It’s ok when you are out of touch as long as when you come back you bring us photos as beautiful as these! I could get lost looking at every detail of these photos. They truly make me feel like I am there. You do an amazing job of capturing the true moment with each picture!

  4. When I lived there, it seemed like a Jhanjat place and I hardly ever visited – Now living in a pristine small city in the US, my heart yearns for that noise, the color and the chaos – thanks for this post- very nostalgic for me :) cheers, priya

  5. Excellent photography that shows the natural beauty of day today activities. Colorful n vibrant. Absconding from the space happens to me as well, but i try to hit it hard to post in regular intervals.

  6. beautiful and making me want to go back home Again! :) Never before have I walked the streets at home with a camera in my hand.. it was quite a diff. experience. I however did not take the camera when i went shopping in jaipur.. for obvious reasons that they quote 10 times the price to tourist.

    the poori sabzi and the pakoras are making me so hungry for street food.

  7. Such colorful pictures! I feel so awkward to carry camera around and take photos of people .. but I think I ignore about all these and just click. Can’t pick a favorite, love them all!

  8. Thankyou everyone! You have no idea how much it pleases me when my photos take you back home, remind you of old days or give you a sneak peek of some never seen world. I am loving you all right now :-)
    P.S- Kulsum, you will be amazed how people enjoy being photographed in India. You will have a great time with your camera!

  9. Reminds me of all those days when me and mom used to go to chandni chowk to do shaadi shopping. Especially the picture of dummy wearing saari :) We used to exhausted and had a gilas of chai sometimes frm the streets. Very beautifully captured!

  10. Hi Prerna! Everyone needs to take breaks sometimes. I’ll always come back to your space regardless of your time off, because I and many others appreciate your craft!

    Gorgeous photos… India has been top of my list for years now, and I was meant to be in Chandigarh last March for my dear friend’s wedding, but my Australian Visa didn’t allow me to leave the country at the time. Planning my next trip as we speak :)

  11. Wow….such bright and airy photos. Hope you get your blogging mojo back very soon so we can see your delicious treats again. I’m sure you will coem back renewed and rejuvenated after this small break!

  12. Love those streets of Delhi..took me back 14 years, when I used to roam around Chandini chok, sarojini market with friends and just shop..shop and shop :) What a wonderful display of colors and moods, Prerna.

  13. How can such beauty escape your eyes? Bad bad! :-) Beautiful beautiful photos. I’m actually very excited to be with camera on streets in India though I’m not to sure I ll do a good job. Was it awkward to be with camera around? I’m sure people starred ?