Welcome to Shahjahanabad, the walled city of Delhi built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahanabad in 1639. Today, it comprises areas in and around Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid, and while the crumbling walls haven't been able to keep modernity at bay, life here still presents a contrast to the rest of the capital.
Aaqib Javeed is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi. He completed his Masters in Convergent Journalism from Central University of Kashmir in 2013. He had worked as Chief Reporter for Precious Kashmir, a local daily based in Jammu and Kashmir and his pieces have also appeared in other publications such as Thekashmirwalla.com.
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