Being an English teacher, history had no room in my life. If ever I did read history, then it was about poets and writers. But a walk through the Old Fort has changed my outlook on the subject. It was just like being a part of that era. I believe it is one of the most picturesque sites in Delhi. The area is littered with ruins. Crumbling walls and niches peek out from the surrounding vegetation. The best part was the signages and boards explaining the significance of each monument. Children were fascinated to see the historical structures. The Old Fort was a calm and serene place and made the children forget the chaos of the city for the duration of their trip. The softened stones of the ruins and the raw elements cloak you with a sudden rush of feeling. Images from the past, voices of lost friends and other memories contribute to the ruin’s effect on a person. I thank The Indian Express for giving us the opportunity to learn, explore and experience history .
Pooja Datta, Primary Teacher
After tolerating the chaos of Delhi roads on a daily basis, one longs for some quiet time in a serene place. What does one do in such a situation? Head for a place out of Delhi? Not quite. For there are places in Delhi, where once you enter, you will forget the noise and buzz of the city. Old Fort, also known as Purana Qila, is