Mission Delhi - Anonymous Girl, Indian Coffee House

Mission Delhi – Anonymous Girl, Indian Coffee House

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi; the above photo is for representational purpose only] Same age as Lady Gaga, she is as audacious as the singer when it comes to talking…

Atget’s Corner – 641-645, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 641-645, Delhi Photos

The visible city. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is a voyeur’s paradise and The Delhi Walla also makes pictures. I take photos of people, streets, flowers, eateries, drawing rooms, tombs, landscapes, buses, colleges, Sufi shrines, trees, animals, autos, libraries, birds,…

City List – Queer Landmarks, Around Town

City List – Queer Landmarks, Around Town

The Delhi gaydar. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi; the above photo was sourced from Gaylaxy magazine] From the top to the bottom, this is a list of Delhi’s most well-known and lesser-known queer sites. Made with inputs from…

Letter from Allahabad  - The Last Bungalows, Civil Lines

Letter from Allahabad – The Last Bungalows, Civil Lines

The precious relics. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Allahabad is the land of the Sangam. This meeting point of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers in eastern Uttar Pradesh has been attracting pilgrims for centuries. But one…

Atget’s Corner – 636-640, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 636-640, Delhi Photos

The visible city. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is a voyeur’s paradise and The Delhi Walla also makes pictures. I take photos of people, streets, flowers, eateries, drawing rooms, tombs, landscapes, buses, colleges, Sufi shrines, trees, animals, autos, libraries, birds,…

City Notice - The Delhi Walla on Radio France

City Notice – The Delhi Walla on Radio France

Now in Paris. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] The year 2014 ends with a lovely note. Thousands of Parisians tuned in to The Delhi Walla. I was interviewed by Radio France. The long documentary on Delhi was the brainchild of Michel…

Netherfield Ball – Intizar Hussain's Late-coming, Oxford Bookstore

Netherfield Ball – Intizar Hussain’s Late-coming, Oxford Bookstore

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One cold evening The Delhi Walla attended a talk by Pakistani author Intizar Hussain at the Oxford Bookstore in Connaught Place. Mr Hussain lived up to his name, which means…

City Landmark - Indira Gandhi's Bungalow, Safdarjung Road

City Landmark – Indira Gandhi’s Bungalow, Safdarjung Road

The queen’s white house. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One small group of women is wearing saris, Gujarati style. Another group is chattering in Bengali. A third group of women, with jasmine flowers in their hair, is clearly…

Atget’s Corner – 631-635, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 631-635, Delhi Photos

The visible city. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is a voyeur’s paradise and The Delhi Walla also makes pictures. I take photos of people, streets, flowers, eateries, drawing rooms, tombs, landscapes, buses, colleges, Sufi shrines, trees, animals, autos, libraries, birds,…

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Taslima Nasreen, Undisclosed Location

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Taslima Nasreen, Undisclosed Location

Poetry in the city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla arranged to meet poet and author Taslima Nasreen at her home in Delhi. It’s 20 years since the Bengali author was made to leave her country…