Don’t remember now how or when, but somehow it happened… The first time saw it way back in school when I first visited Delhi. Then again when I went to Delhi to appear for the IITTM entrance I fell in love with it all over again. No not with Delhi , its with India Gate. I remember being impressed by this massive structure when I was in school , moved by the Amar Jawan Jyoti and the story of those soldiers. The awe was still there. Even when I came back to Delhi after finishing my course , this time as a professional; India gate has always remained my favorite place to “ Hang Out”.
The green area surrounding it , the view of the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament house , the balloons , the people visiting the place, even the vendors attract me. Not that I buy something from them; like every Delhite I also shoo them away….still there is something about them which I find interesting. How I wish I could go near the pyre just to feel the place. Especially on any National day whenthe India gate is lit up with the three colors of our Flag!! How I adore the sight!!!
The India Gate wears a different look in different seasons . ( That’s what I feel) The best sight for me was one Delhi winter evening around I beheld the India gate covered with fog and mist , but still standing with its head held high , as majestically as always in the midst of the deserted area. That day I and one of my friend had the fortune of watching it from different angles as we roamed about to find the right way to come back to Safdarjung Enclave!! ( Okay I don’t belong to Delhi , but my friend was born and brought up in Delhi….but alas!!!!)
I miss everything about Delhi. I miss roaming about India gate with a Chuski or just sitting on the lawns watching the people around.
May be someday I will be back . How I desperately want to be back.
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