January 1, 2011 – Letter from The Delhi Walla
The New Year resolutions.
[Pictures by Aanchal Malhotra; text by Mayank Austen Soofi]
Greetings. In 2010, my life’s first books – the four-volume The Delhi Walla series – were published. But my life didn’t change. I wasn’t invited to the 2011 edition of Jaipur Literature Festival.
No grief. Delhi keeps me occupied. Every day I meet interesting people and discover interesting places.
In 2011, I’ll continue with the Mission Delhi project – seeing the city through the lives of its people. I’ll continue with the Biographical Dictionary – profiling the famous Delhiwallas, alive and dead. I’ll continue to find romance in the city’s monuments. I’ll continue to sample the city’s food. I’ll continue to explore the city’s bazaars. I’ll continue to capture the city’s beautiful moments. I’ll continue to track the city’s seasons. Walking with a camera and a notebook, I’ll continue to crack Delhi’s secret codes. I have faith in Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
Cracking the city