Delhi Archives – Agrasen ki Baoli, Connaught Place

Delhi Archives – Agrasen ki Baoli, Connaught Place

[Digging out old stories from The Delhi Walla] Amid the business towers and residential apartments of the Colonial-era Connaught Place, this 14th century baoli or ancient step-well, is flanked on both sides by niches, chambers and passageways, and the 104…

Atget’s Corner – 661-665, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 661-665, 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 Metro - Poet-Commuters, Around Town

Delhi Metro – Poet-Commuters, Around Town

Poems on the Metro. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] We know that the Delhi Metro has become a part of our lives. The undocumented development, however, is the Metro’s deep tunnelling into the Capital’s literary bedrock. “Meanwhile, as…

Atget’s Corner – 656-660, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 656-660, 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 Landmark - Amrit Book Company, Connaught Place

City Landmark – Amrit Book Company, Connaught Place

Surviving, for now. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] This bookshop is a great spot for another Starbucks. (Connaught Place has just two Bucks so far.) The display counter will take over the left-side book shelves. The Classics corner…

Photo Essay - Delhi for Paris, Around Town

Photo Essay – Delhi for Paris, Around Town

Je Suis Charlie. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] On January 7 2014, radical Islamists killed 12 people in Paris, the city that gave us the dangerous ideas of secularism, liberty and democracy. Therefore an attack on Paris hurts…

City Hangout - Mudrika Bus Route, Ring Road

City Hangout – Mudrika Bus Route, Ring Road

Circling the capital. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It takes almost the same time that it takes to fly from Delhi to Helsinki, Finland. And the ticket costs a mere 15 rupees. One rush-hour evening The Delhi Walla…

Atget’s Corner – 651-655, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 651-655, 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 Moment - Poet's Pilgrim, Ghalib's Tomb

City Moment – Poet’s Pilgrim, Ghalib’s Tomb

The remarkable Delhi instant. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One cold rainy afternoon The Delhi Walla saw an elderly man entering poet Mirza Ghalib’s tomb in Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti. Ghalib lies buried within a marble cell in the…

Atget’s Corner – 646-650, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 646-650, 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,…