Netherfield Ball – MP Swapan Dasgupta Leads The New Right-Wing Elite at Hindol Sengupta’s Book Launch, Teen Murti Bhawan

Netherfield Ball – MP Swapan Dasgupta Leads The New Right-Wing Elite at Hindol Sengupta’s Book Launch, Teen Murti Bhawan

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Their books will never be banned. They will never be called antinational. They are the beautiful anti-liberals of the right. These days, it is said, everybody in Delhi wants to…

City Library – Aanchal Malhotra’s Books, Safdarjung Enclave

City Library – Aanchal Malhotra’s Books, Safdarjung Enclave

A vanishing world. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Love books? Then envy Aanchal Malhotra. Her parents run Bahrisons Booksellers, India’s most successful independently owned bookstore. One morning The Delhi Walla enters Ms Malhotra’s book-lined home in Safdarjang Enclave….

City Life - Winter Couture for the Goats, Walled City

City Life – Winter Couture for the Goats, Walled City

Cold days, warm goats. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] When Old Delhi’s abundant goats start appearing with garlands around their neck, we know we are nearing Eid ul Zuha, the Muslim festival in which the animals are offered…

City Neighborhood - The 'Illegal' LNJP Colony, Near 5-Star Lalit Hotel

City Neighborhood – The ‘Illegal’ LNJP Colony, Near 5-Star Lalit Hotel

Life in the invisible city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The place is like a kaleidoscope—the colours change swiftly. First, you are greeted by a yellow-painted brick wall. It turns pink around the corner. The next door is…

City Moment – Music, Food, Friends, Mobile Phone at Author Sadia Dehlvi's Drawing Room, H. Nizamuddin East

City Moment – Music, Food, Friends, Mobile Phone at Author Sadia Dehlvi’s Drawing Room, H. Nizamuddin East

The memorable instant. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It was the late afternoon of the last day of the last year. The drawing room was filled with guests–many of these elegant people had their eyes closed, their feet…

City Monument – Khirki Mosque, Opposite MGF Mall, Saket

City Monument – Khirki Mosque, Opposite MGF Mall, Saket

Delhi’s romantic ruin. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] With its blackened walls, collapsed domes, and a covered hall in which natural light plays hide and seek, this is Delhi’s most romantic ruin. One of the seven mosques built…