City News – The Delhi Walla books
Four new books on Delhi.
[By Mayank Austen Soofi]
The Delhi Walla‘s first book, The Delhi Walla, will be published by HarperCollins India in September 2010. Actually a set of four books, they offer a scenic vista of the city taking in Fatehpuri Masjid, Dal Makhani, Arundhati Roy, Nizamuddin’s qawwali, Hailey Road pedestrians, Chhatarpur Mandir spires, Game Cart kulfis, Paharganj cafes, Mandi House theaters, Big Chill cakes, Connaught Place corridors, Cathedral Church’s Sunday worshippers, Pegs ‘n’ Pints’s gay life, Matia Mahal’s Burra Kebabs, Mehrauli’s Jahaz Mahal, Lodhi Garden lovers and more.
Aimed at anyone even remotely interested in Delhi, the books seek to cajole readers to go out into the city and explore it on their own. They are also for those who are scared of the city’s people and want to live the ancient-modern metropolis in their living room, be it in New Delhi or New York. Expect to see lots of photographs. More details will come soon.