City Travel – Nainital, Uttarakhand

A journey into an Himalayan lake town. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] It was the best of towns, it was the worst of towns; it was pristine, it was smoggy; it was beautiful, it was ugly; it was…

Living – Gay Couple in Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. An American expat talks about same-sex relationships. [By James Baer; he lives with his American partner in a Defense Colony apartment. Picture of the…

Special – Crass is the City

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City Life – No Gas Masks in Delhi Metro

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Smelly commute and other woes in the city metro. [By Sanchita Guha; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] There’s just one thing I forgot to…

City Life – Reading Lolita in Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A stranger in one’s own city. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Last night I dreamt that I was in England. I went…

Commuting – Delhi’s Dream Bus

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Wish list for an ideal city bus. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] If you drive with eyes wide open, you must have…

City Life – Delhi-Lahore Hip Factor

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Young life in both cities is a blend of cafe culture, cool music and retail nirvana. [Text by Raza Rumi; picture by Mayank Austen…

City Life – On the Banks of Yamuna

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A dream city by the dream river. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Last night I dreamt of a strange city. It too…

Photo Essay – Chicks of Delhi

Your guide to Delhi’s eye candy. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] After exhausting most of the tombs, dargahs, forts, masjids, cafes, bazaars and bookshops, The Delhi Walla has finally compiled a guidebook of what this city is perhaps…

City Life - No Room for Love Making, South Delhi

City Life – No Room for Love Making, South Delhi

Young Delhiwallas can’t find a place for sex. [Text by Steven Baker; he teaches creative writing in the British Council; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] The sad fact is, this is Delhi. Not Manhattan. So just where in the city…