City Landmark – Akshardham Temple, Noida Modh

Hindu kitsch in times of unprecedented prosperity. [Text by Gaurav Sood; picture by Akshardham temple authority] The huge red sandstone and marble monument, visible from the nearby highway, stands alone, proud, and out of place. The local road abutting the…

Sex Life in IIT Delhi – Never Been Plucked

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City Secrets – Mountain Melodies in Smoggy Delhi

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Profile – Mayank Austen Soofi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A Delhi Walla having a passion for Pakistan. [Text by G V Krishnan; picture by Rajesh Thakur; the author is a retired Times of…

Kutub Quizzers – Their Times Starts Now

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Investigating Delhi’s quizzing scene. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] One summer evening last year, five members of an endangered species – three…

Ajmer Diary – Terrorist Attack in the Sufi Shrine

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"It is a reflection of our own insanity if Delhi feels chaotic and mad" – Deepak Chopra

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Eminent Citizen – The Pied Piper of Connaught Place

The Capital musician. [Picture and text by Mayank Austen Soofi] Next time your hear Rag Pahari while crossing the N-Block subway at Connaught Place, sit down on the stairs and let your heart be moved by Balbir Kumar’s melancholic melodies….

Viewpoint – Bemoaning Delhi

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Table for One – Appetite Restaurant, Paharganj

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Food lovers’ guide to Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] This restaurant profile is a part of the Table for One series….