That city, its people, its temples.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The Delhi Walla was the on the 16th floor of a building when the earthquake tremors shook Delhi on April 25, 2015. Like everybody else on that floor, I too ran down the stairs. And while I thought I would die, I was not feeling particularly horrified. And I made sure to pick up my camera, my shoulder bag and my book of the day (Madame Bovary). This means that either I’m very materialistic or, perhaps, I want to live for some more time.
But that quake killed many people in Kathmandu, Nepal. I had visited that city in 2013, and had walked down its many lanes and had taken many photographs. Now, those photographs have acquired a horrible beauty in the light of what has happened.