Book Review: Home – Chronicling the Lives of Middle Class Women of Delhi

[Picture and Review by Mayank Austen Soofi] THE noteworthy matter of interest about Home is that it happens to be the first novel to have come out of Random House India. The binding is fine, the paper is tough and…

Photo Essay: A Short Walk in Connaught Place

[Pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi. They cannot be used without his permission.] The official name of Connaught Place is Rajiv Chowk, named after India’s late Prime Minister. However, it is usually called CP by Delhi Wallas. Its colonial design, built…

Photo Essay: How does a Delhi Walla Commute in the Times of Terrorism?

[Pictues by Mayank Austen Soofi] 8:15 AM: On Way to Office; Bomb Warning in a Delhi Transport Corporation Bus! 8:16 AM: Lurking Fear – Could This Man be a Bomber? THE END

Delhi Vignettes – An NRI Visits Hometown and Sees a Changing India

[By Gaurav Sood. Mr. Sood visited Delhi early this year. Mr. Sood also mantains a blog: spinCycle] MY flight landed on a humid and somewhat benign May morning in Delhi. My initial impression on reaching the Delhi airport was how…

Books, Boobs and Breathing in New & Old Delhi

[Text by Mayank Austen Soofi; Picture Courtesy: Raymond Lee, Laurent Clere, Wengers Pastry Shop in Delhi] Sex and ShakespearePressing onto herI whisper Romeo’s farewell quote:“One kiss, and I’ll go down” Monsoon ReadingJuly morning by a glass windowRain falling outsideMansfield Park…

New Talk in New Delhi: No Sex, No Condom

By Mayank ‘Austen’ Delhi’s smart school-going kids can win the country’s battle against AIDS The Children were Smart and Knowledgeable in Sex Awareness THE OTHER day we went to the Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts at Safdar Hashmi Road…

A French Man Photographs India Gate and Reflects on the Charms of Delhi

[Photographs and Text by Amsterdam-based Laurent Clère] Tourists in the India Gate Maidan LIKE MANY Europeans, I had several stereotypes in my mind when I arrived in India for the first time. On one hand the sensual and colorful images…

Photo Essay: Delhi Shining – The Metropolis Flaunts its Metro

Courtesy: Amsterdam-based Laurent Clère, who very kindly submitted this photograph to be published in The Delhi Walla.

Photo Essay: Loitering in Daryaganj’s Sunday Book Bazaar

Picture by San Francisco-based Raymond Lee

Photo Essay: A Melancholic Dusk in Humayun’s Tomb

[Photograph by San Franciso-based Raymond Lee]