City Notice – The Delhi Walla is Now a Website
It’s no longer a blog.
[Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The Delhi Walla is no longer a blog but a website with its own domain, thedelhiwalla.com. Please congratulate… Thank you.
You don’t like the new look? Blame my friend Gaurav Sood. He purchased the domain name and he designed this site. A few years ago he had insisted me to start blogging.
You wonder why a website? What was wrong with the blog?
I’m not taking myself seriously. I will still do the usual stuff: walking the pavements, eating the street food, reading in the gardens, hanging out in the ruins, dozing off in the dargahs, making friends in the red light district and watching rich people in Khan Market.
The point is to make the content more accessible. This is not a news site. If I write on, say, Kinari Bazaar’s Jain temple or Delite Cinema’s giant samosa, it must never get outdated like yesterday’s breaking news. However, such a piece gets buried under the ‘latest posts’ in an ordinary blog layout. Then it is difficult to unearth it. Things are different in the new site. Look to the top right of your screen. You’ll see a list of sections. If you are into food porn, click on ‘food’. If you find monuments boring, never click on ‘monuments’. The content is designed to your need.
Another reason why I opted for an exclusive domain is to be taken… in a certain way, seriously. I’m here to stay, to explore the whole Delhi for myself and for you. You must help me. You must donate money so that I can spend more of my working hours on mapping this city for you. Gauarv has installed a PayPal button somewhere in the right bar for this purpose. It will be activated soon. While my friend will continue to tweak in the design in the coming weeks, I will bring the old content in sync with the new look’s layout. Barring a few glitches (dead links etc.) that will soon be taken care of, it is hoped you will enjoy browsing The Delhi Walla.
Wow!! All the best The Delhi Walla. 🙂 🙂 🙂 …. loved the flickr widget on the side …..
congratulations! this website is like a breath of fresh air. love it! all the best!
Congratulations! I am loving it (i.e. the new look) 🙂
Awesome work Mayank, keep it up
Congratulations and Good luck to you! 🙂
Congratulations on the new site. I’m thinking of doing the same with my own site for quite sometime. Hopefully, I’ll be making the move soon.
A comment to your web-designer. The text size of the comment section is microscopic in comparison to the text size of the post. I can barely read it.
Mayank, I think your readers take you seriously. Congratulations and Best wishes!
Congrats for the new website. That’s the suggestion which I was also wishing to give you but could not give 🙂
If you require, I can also help to develop/design this website. (Off course for free, just because I liked your articles and the way you cover Delhi).
MAS congrats! I was an avid reader of your blog, and InshaAllah will continue to read your coverage of life and times of Dilli on this website. All the best.
mayank honestly you are cheap and you suck!
u r v right
Good move man ! Loving the new layout. I am sure the little glitches will be gone soon… Keep up the mesmerizing work.
Congratulations and inshallah there are more good news to come.
God Bless you and your craft.
i m missing the blog……….:(
Your website is a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. If anything, it’s even more fun to read. Congrats.
I would like to quote this phrase regarding your new online real estate;
“Der aye darust aye” 🙂
I always wondered why u did not have a dedicated domain and a personalized design, and you have put a nice end to my curiosity. It looks good and professional (I just noticed that its hosted on Bluehost, from the little icon in the address bar, you may wanna ask Gaurav to change the Favicon of the website).
Congratulations and good luck. Keep writing about new and exciting stuff, keep roaming the old by-lanes of the city, keep clicking those beautiful and inspiring pictures, keep blogging!
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