Living – Those Delhi Summers

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Delhi’s wretched heat has lost its zing. [Text by Sadia Dehlvi, picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] I must be growing old for I don’t…

Obituary – The Bookworm, Connaught Place

Delhi’s legendary bookstore is to die, aged 31. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Bookworm, a 31-year-old landmark at Connaught Place’s B Block that has been visited by booklovers like Satyajit Ray, is closing down. Blame it on…

Photo Essay – The Joys of Poverty

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Shame and shamelessness in the walled city. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Every city has its own Calcutta, that mythical city of…

City Life – Raving 'n' Ranting in Gay Delhi

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Guest Column – From Djinns to Pandavas

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. My journey into the mysteries of Delhi. [By Rudradeep Chakrabarti; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] I stand on the banks of the Yamuna at…

City Sighting – Arundhati Roy, Around Town

There goes the jazz tune. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi; the above picture, taken in the South Extenson market, is by Pablo Bartholomew] Is it true that Arundhati Roy live in a barsati in Green Park? One late…

Opinion – What's Wrong with The Delhi Walla?

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. This blogsite has lost its focus. [Text by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] What has become of The Delhi Walla? Last…

Pssss of the Town – Bird Scare, LSD hangover

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. All the news that’s not fit to print. [Text by Mayank Austen Soofi; picture by Erik Kurzweil] At around 4 in the afternoon of…

City Landmark – Hazrat Sarmad Shaheed, Old Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. In the shrine of Delhi’s naked sufi. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] The sufi shrine of Hazrat Sarmad Shaheed in Old Delhi,…

City Neighbourhood – Gole Market

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Excursion into the British-built district. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] You should never walk in Gole Market after dark. They say that…