Mission Delhi - Bonisha Bhattacharyya, South Park Street Cemetery

Mission Delhi – Bonisha Bhattacharyya, South Park Street Cemetery

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Wading through the warm, wet air of a humid May, she says, almost casually, “No, I will not say I ran away from my father’s…

The Dawn Review - On Nobody Can Love You More

The Dawn Review – On Nobody Can Love You More

Life in a red light district. [By Rakhshanda Jalil] Rakhshanda Jalil discussed Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Delhi’s Red Light District, a book by The Delhi Walla in the Karachi-based daily Dawn. See below. PROBING, PENSIVE, perceptive Nobody…

City Monument - Akshardham Temple, Noida Modh

City Monument – Akshardham Temple, Noida Modh

Our new monument. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] According to The New York Times, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple has a “Disney touch”. That’s very insulting but that’s no exaggeration. Akshardham has a musical fountain, a large format movie screen,…

City Season – Bougainvillea Bushes, Around Town

City Season – Bougainvillea Bushes, Around Town

More heat, more flowers. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] As Delhi gets white hot in May, the multi-colored flowers of the thorny bougainvillea spread across the capital in shades of pink, white, brown, yellow, orange, purple and blue….

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – C.P. Cavafy, Rail Bhawan

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – C.P. Cavafy, Rail Bhawan

Poetry in the city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla arranged to meet poet C.P. Cavafy at his office in Rail Bhawan, the headquarters of the Indian Railways in Central Delhi. At the age of twenty…

City Culture – Rules for Ayahs, The Delhi Golf Club

City Culture – Rules for Ayahs, The Delhi Golf Club

On lesser human beings. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla is not a member of The Delhi Golf Club. Thank God. The 220-acre course of green grass and Lodhi-era tombs mirrors the perverse side of this…