Our Self-Written Obituaries – Arpita Das, Gulmohar Enclave

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Arpita Das, Gulmohar Enclave

The 23rd death. [Text by Arpita Das; photo by Freddie Ribeiro] Arpita Das was an independent publisher of a whimsical list of books. Although she was often heard saying that she couldn’t be bothered with bestselling books, a friend remembers…

Letter from Montreal – Partition Objects, Delhi & Pakistan

Letter from Montreal – Partition Objects, Delhi & Pakistan

Anatomy of the Radcliffe Line. [Text and photos by Aanchal Malhotra] There is a map on the wall of my room. It is a modern depiction of the projections of Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. Towards the east, prominently…

Atget’s Corner – 716-720, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 716-720, 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,…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Prabeen Panigrahi, Toronto

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Prabeen Panigrahi, Toronto

The 22nd death. [Text by Prabeen Panigrahi; photo by Vinit Kumar Ashish] The shy software engineer, who hailed from Kalahandi in Orissa, ended his journey today thousands of miles away in Toronto, Canada. No one who knew Prabeen Panigrahi in…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bina Shah, Karachi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bina Shah, Karachi

The 21st death. [Text by Bina Shah] Bina Shah, Pakistani writer and columnist, died peacefully at her home in Karachi, Pakistan, at the age of ___. Ms Shah could never quite understand the reason for her popularity as a writer….

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Taslima Nasreen, Somewhere in New Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Taslima Nasreen, Somewhere in New Delhi

The 20th death. [Text by Taslima Nasreen; photo by Bebika Rai] Bengali writer Taslima Nasreen was beheaded yesterday by Islamist terrorists at her home in New Delhi where she had been living in exile. A video of the decapitation was…

City Life - Home Sweet Home, Bangla Sahib Road

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Bangla Sahib Road

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One afternoon The Delhi Walla visits rickshaw puller Hari Narain Goswami at his residence in central Delhi. Mr Goswami’s double bed consists of two mattresses laid out on a pavement…

Atget’s Corner – 711-715, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 711-715, 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,…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Namya Sinha, Caribbean Sea

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Namya Sinha, Caribbean Sea

The 19th death. [Text by Namya Sinha; photo by Showkat Shafi] It was confirmed early morning today that Namya Sinha, a flamboyant elderly lady, was among the missing passengers in the cruise liner Isis (named after an Egyptian goddess, not…

Mission Delhi - Shagun Sinha, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Mission Delhi – Shagun Sinha, Jawaharlal Nehru University

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] “Aamir Khan mahodayasya abhinayam sameecheenam aasit atet sampreshyintu yatam andh-vishvasho maa kartayavamam. Sushant-mahodayasya Anushka-mahodayayashra abhinaya api sameecheenam aasite. Tathapi gitani samayanya aasan.” Aamir Khan’s film…