Citizen Profile – A Coolie's Chronicle

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Neighbourhood – Majnu Ka Teela, The New Paharganj

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Dubai Diary – Dilli Door Ast,or Delhi is Far

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Profile – Raza Rumi, A Pakistani About Town

A budding writer from Lahore visits the city of his beloved author. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The ignorant Delhi wallas often view visiting Pakistanis as ISI agents or trouble-makers. Mr. Raza Rumi, a native of Lahore, is…

"I Don't Like Delhi's Crotch-Grabbing, Foul-Mouthed Coarseness"-Exclusive Interview with Siddhartha Basu, India's No. 1 Quiz Master

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. The iconic face of Indian TV sits down with The Delhi Walla. Calcutta-born Siddhatha Basu is widely recognized as father of television quiz shows…

City Secret – Afternoon Siesta, Hazrat Nizamuddin

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Dateline Delhi – Taslima Nasreen in Town

Arundhati Roy demands Indian citizenship for the exiled Bangladeshi author. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is not Dhaka. It is not even Kolkata. Ms. Taslima Nasreen, the Bangladeshi author who has been virtually put under house arrest…

Opinion – Jama Masjid in Danger

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Opinion – Kill the Jama Masjid

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City Neighbourhood – Punjabi Bagh

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Your guide to Delhi’s signature district. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Sonu Nigam, not Daler Mehndi. Health soups, not Tandoori Chicken. Neighborhood…