Dilli’s saffron bobcat

A bobcat is popular among the locals of Jangpura these days. Clad saffron and beige, he is to be found in Dilli’s favourite kebab haunts. Beside Humayun’s tomb, behind Auliya’s mazaar, at Chandni Chowk, the most inconvenient gullies et al, he is marching to soothe his peculiar rubabi tongue. But when seen on Parliament Street, the bobcat goes rogue and can be witnessed lamenting another man’s choice of beef. He’s odd, this saffron aligned feline making a temple over Muslim bones. This is a city of tombs and fallen kings. Hanooz, Dilli door ast!



*** Sufi saint Auliya’s famous retort on being informed that the Tughlaq Sultan of Delhi is on his way to reprimand him for his blasphemy “Hanooz, Delhi is still far away!”

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