Photo Essay – Reading in Public, Around Town

Photo Essay – Reading in Public, Around Town

Delhi’s bookworms. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Some of the most beautiful sights that The Delhi Walla sees in Delhi are not of monuments or gardens but of people reading in public places. I have seen a butcher…

Atget’s Corner – 471-475, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 471-475, 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,…

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 8

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 8

Life in Delhi’s prettiest neighborhood. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] On a humid afternoon recently, Lal Pari, a vegetable vendor’s wife, unhurriedly walks down this tree-lined path to her village. Sometime later she is followed by Madan, a…

Atget’s Corner – 466-470, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 466-470, 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 Series – Crooks, Smackies & Whores, Stones of Jama Masjid V

City Series – Crooks, Smackies & Whores, Stones of Jama Masjid V

Stories of Delhi’s grand mosque. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It stands stripped of its distractions. The pedestrian alley connecting Old Delhi’s Urdu Bazaar to Jama Masjid’s gate 2 was lined on both sides with open-air stalls selling…