The Delhi Walla Books – Now in Japan
Delhi to Tokyo
[By Mayank Austen Soofi]
The four-volume The Delhi Walla series have become a constant fixture in Delhi’s bookstores. Being its author and photographer, I like to believe that they are considered as a serious attempt to interpret the city. So, it’s very hurtful when some people I know dismiss the volumes by casually referring to them as ‘booklets’. Once, a friend of a friend called them ‘pamphlets’.
Therefore I was pleasantly surprised when one The Delhi Walla reader pointed out that a Tokyo-based style magazine called Pen has mentioned my booklets on its pages. It’s just a few lines, but look at my smile(!)
However, I cannot determine if Pen has written good things or bad things about The Delhi Walla pamphlets. I’m enrolling in a Japanese language course.