Photo Essay – Believe It or Not, Janpath

Photo Essay – Believe It or Not, Janpath


Strange encounters in the city.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

It was over in a minute. The Delhi Walla was outside McDonald’s in Janpath, Connaught Place. The traffic light turned red. The cars halted. One was a silver-colored monster, unbelievably long as if Godzilla had stretched it himself. A girl rushed out of the burger joint and exclaimed, “That’s a stretched limo!” Two child beggars went close to the car and tried to see through the dark windows. “Amitabh Bachchan!” one of them shouted referring to Bollywood’s biggest star. “Fool, it’s Obama,” said the other. The boys stepped back to take in the giant’s full scope. Just then the light turned green and the car went away.

For real?


Look, who’s inside!


Amitabh or Obama?


Unbridgeable divide