Photo Essay: A Queer Dance

Something went wrong at a wedding in Mahipalpur. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] Somebody was getting married in Mahipalpur, an urban village near Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The excitement had burst out into the afternoon alley. The white mare which…

St. Valentine's Special – Love and Trial in New Delhi

A couple struggles to carry on amidst parental disapproval and caste differences.[This report is based on a series of conversations Mayank Austen Soofi had with Ms. Renu Rani Tyagi. The picture is not related to Ms. Tyagi.] Ms. Renu Rani…

Photo Essay: Highway Weddings in New Delhi

Rush hour commuters in the capital cope with street weddings – along with everything else. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] They emerged from the five-star Ambassador Hotel a few hours after sunset. The handsome groom, turbaned and dressed in a cream-colored…

Miranda House Memories: 3 Years, 1 Degree, and 0 Men

A girl’s life in Delhi’s premier college for women.[By Manika Dhama; she is a Delhi-based media professional.] I’m lucky to be a Delhi girl. Many women colleges here are considered the best in the country. However, recently there were rumors…