City Moment – Veiled Biker, India Gate Circle
The beautiful Delhi instant.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One afternoon The Delhi Walla was walking on the circular road built around the India Gate maidan.
Just after crossing the turning to Shahjahanan Road, I saw a woman riding a scooter. Dressed in a burqa, she was without helmet.
I quickly hailed an auto rickshaw and asked the driver to follow her.
The woman’s face was hidden behind a veil, though her eyes were uncovered. She was wearing brown strapped sandals.
I observed her speeding past the Jodhpur Officers Hostel. The next moment she was inching close towards a biker.
She was unaware that she was being followed.
As we stopped at the Pandara Road traffic light, she turned her head and discovered me looking at her. She lowered her eyes and seemed to frown. It was a beautiful moment.
Burqa on the bike