Capital Regret – A Booklover’s Library on the Road

Late film critic Amita Malik’s books sold to a ragpicker. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Have you ever wondered what is the fate of the personal library of a bibliophile who has lived and died alone? It finds…

City Talk – Sadia Dehlvi, Author of Sufism, The Heart of Islam

The first copy of her first book has reached her home. [Interview and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] On the evening of April 23rd, 2009, author Sadia Dehlvi was beaming like a happy child in her Nizamuddin East drawing room….

City Guide – Time Out Tibet

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City Sighting – Arundhati Roy, The Book Shop

At The Book Shop, Jorbagh Market. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] One afternoon, The Delhi Walla sighted his most beloved Delhiite – author Arundhati Roy. She was browsing at The Book Shop, Jorbagh. Ms Roy was looking as…

Maximum City – A Young Kashmiri in Town

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Capital Life – Making Love in Autos

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City Landmark – Khushwant Singh, Sujan Singh Park

Delhi’s celebrated author in his winter years. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] One night, during the first half of April, 2009, Delhi’s legendary author Khushwant Singh, said to be 95-year-old, fell off from his bed while sleeping at…

Capital Bitching – The Delhi Walla is a Slimy Guy

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Capital Manners – Shoe Throwing Gets an OK

Delhi is becoming less courteous. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] No longer can Delhi’s cobblers ply their trade with a clean conscience. With Lajpat Nagar-based journalist Jarnail Singh doing an al-Zaidi on India’s home minister during a press…

Mumbai Diary – Why Delhi is Better than Bombay

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