Purani Dilli Walo Ki Baatein:
A Love Letter to Shahjahanabad
In the heart of every city lies a treasure trove of memories, stories, and a tapestry of emotions that transcends time. For Old Delhi, affectionately known as Shahjahanabad, this tapestry is woven with threads of nostalgia, history, and an unyielding love for its streets. This is where our journey begins.
The Genesis of a Passion:
It was a phone call, a call from his mother, who, in her begumati dialect, scolded him lovingly. In that moment, he was transported back to the streets of Old Delhi. It was a magical journey, a journey fueled by nostalgia and an awakening love for a city he'd never truly appreciated while living there. It unfurled a longing for the narrow lanes, aromatic spices, and the comforting chaos of Old Delhi. It was this homesickness that birthed the desire to dig deeper into the tales of city he realized he had always loved.
Our story began not in a grand hall or a lavish office but in the humble abode of nostalgia. Picture a young engineer, Abu Sufiyan, far away from the labyrinthine lanes of his beloved Old Delhi, studying in the city of Chandigarh. He was like any other student, chasing dreams, but his heart often wandered back to his hometown. It wasn't until the fourth year of engineering that homesickness hit him like a tidal wave.
Abu Sufiyan's desire to reconnect with his roots led him to the digital realm. To his surprise, the internet offered little about Old Delhi's stories and memories. Instead of lamenting this void, he decided to fill it with his own unique vision.
The Quest for Forgotten Treasures:
A Community of the Heart:
As the posts began to resonate, Abu Sufiyan realized he had tapped into something extraordinary. What started as a personal quest had grown into a thriving online community. People from every corner, from all walks of life, joined this digital haven. "Purani Dilli Walo Ki Baatein" ceased to be just a Facebook page; it became a sanctuary for Old Delhi's essence. This journey was more than a personal quest; it was a communal voyage. Purani Dilli Walo Ki Baatein soon blossomed from a Facebook page into a community, knit together by a shared love for the city. The local dialect, the trivia that had faded like old paintings, and the emotions that had been buried under the sands of time found a voice here. It became a movement, an ode to Shahjahanabad.
Our Unforgettable Impact:
Fast forward, and PDWKB is a testament to the extraordinary power of love, nostalgia, and storytelling:
Over 3 Lac Subscribers: Our family has grown to over 300,000 subscribers, united by their love for Old Delhi.
100+ Events Celebrated: We've celebrated Old Delhi's heritage through more than 100 events, each etching memories in the hearts of those who attended.
Serving 48k Customers: We've had the privilege of sharing Old Delhi's magic with 48,000 customers, each leaving with a piece of its soul.
Documenting Shahjahanabad's Firsthand History:
But we're more than numbers; we're the keepers of Shahjahanabad's firsthand history. Every post, every event, every interaction, it's all part of a grand tapestry, where we document the legacy of a Mughal city that has stood the test of time. With each story shared, we ensure that the heart of Shahjahanabad beats on for generations to come.
So, here we stand, bound by love, nostalgia, and an unbreakable bond with the city we call home. Purani Dilli Walo Ki Baatein is not just a platform; it's a love letter to Shahjahanabad, a testament to the enduring power of emotions, and a promise to keep its memories alive, always.
Walking through Time
Our heritage walks are not just strolls through the old alleys; they are passages through time. Each step echoes the whispers of history, each corner holds the secrets of a bygone era. We share not just facts, but the heartbeats of a city that has seen centuries unfold.
Our work extends beyond reminiscing. We stand as guardians of a cultural heritage on the verge of being forgotten. We organize workshops, exhibitions, and food festivals not for commercial gain but to reignite the love for the traditions, art, and flavors of Old Delhi.
The Soulful Vision
In our vision lies a promise — a promise to keep the soul of Shahjahanabad alive, not just in our memories but in the beating heart of the present. We want the world to hear the echoes of this city, to feel the love that flows through its veins, and to be a part of its everlasting tale.
In the end, it's not just about preserving history; it's about reviving the emotions, the laughter, the tears, and the love that define a city and its people. This is our ode to Shahjahanabad, a melody that will play on, resonating through generations, for love knows no boundaries, not even of time.