Profile – R V Smith, Delhi’s Classic Chronicler

The city has ignored its most endearing lover. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Robert Kaplan, the author of Balkan Ghosts, carried just one book, Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon—A Journey Through Yugoslavia, in his shoulder bag…

City Life – Evenings with Jahanara Fakeera

Strange encounters in the tomb of a woman sufi. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Evenings at Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah. Sometimes, too much crowd, too many tourists, and too loud qawwalis. No peace, no quiet, and no place to…

Travel Guide – 36 Hours in New Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Spending a weekend in India’s most happening metropolis. [Text-originally published in The New York Times-by Somini Sengupta; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] A seat…

Opinion – No Rickshaws in Chandni Chowk

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. City planners have lost it. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Each morning my news-obsessed papa says this country is going to the…

Memo from Jantar Mantar – Killings in Lhasa, Unrest in Delhi

Amidst the city’s Tibetan citizens. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Red-robed lamas, apple-cheeked girls and the Tibetan flag. Also: fists, frowns, and slogans. In that side of the Himalayas, Chinese are killing Tibetans. Violence in Lhasa has left…

Women's Day Special – Chasing the Working Women of Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Living a hard but independent life. [Pictures and text by Mayank Austen Soofi] They don’t look glamorous. They don’t have the best paying jobs….

Delhi Diary – No City for a Muslim

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Personal account of discrimination against Muslims [By Saif; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi is not the author’s photograph] Finding an abode in Delhi is…

Citizen Profile – A Coolie's Chronicle

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A porter’s life in the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. [as told to Mayank Austen Soofi; picture is also by him] Salam alaikum from Salim…