Tradespotting Old Delhi

Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi seems to be frozen in time, while the world around this island of civilisation has moved on. A visit to Chandni Chowk usually forms an essential milestone in the itinerary of a first time visitor to Delhi, especially if you're searching for the sights, sounds and smells of India as described in the guide books of an era gone by.


On a few afternoons I went around 'Tradespotting Old Delhi' -- documenting the life of various businesses and the people behind the trades. Much of the work is done manually; from carrying heavy loads on shoulders to ferrying people across in rickshaws.