Photo Essay – The Deceitful Sky Over Our Jealous Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
What’s gone wrong with Jama Masjid?!
It is morning and the grand Mughal-era mosque is still standing on its centuries-old spot but there is no trace of its yesterday’s grandness. It is looking nothing special. The glorious beauty has been hijacked by the February sky.
But dear Jama Masjid, weep not and please do not burn out with envy. Always remember we are the world’s most polluted city and this sky has been lent to us merely on temporary loan. It will be taken back and you shall regain your glory.
And O you deceptive sky, you are not one of us and The Delhi Walla refuses to fall in love with you.