Mayank Austen Soofi lives in a library in Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi.
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Please accept my good wishes for creating this photo website. Its a very good one.
Congratulations for your new domain!
Most of us would’ve already deduced by now that you must be living out of a library and thy readership too soars cross border(s) wouldn’t it be nice to expand the ‘About’ column..
I’m pretty sure that your readers would like to know more about you
Impressive Work on Delhiwalla.
don’t you think that your site has a large space for improvement and it there is not much required information given on your site, well i think so that there is lots and lots of work to be done but this won’t be possible by one man army.
i would like to congratulate you on your very own domain and wish you luck for future. The content here is amazing., Wish you could have an RSS feed section so I could directly get the content on my google reader. I hope u work on it in future. I would love to see more about other sufi shrines in delhi. Thank you.
Very Nice Website…….
U hv putting ur lot of efforts……
Great work! Love your efforts on the city! The young brigade will change the city we so love! Btw, somehow we get lost in the grandeur of Old Delhi but there is a city that lives right across the Yamuna which is shrouded in mysteries which gets lost in the heritage of Old Delhi and the persona of New Delhi. Ever thought of walking across the bridge.
The way you notice and love Delhi, no one else will be able to .
Your work is amazing. Right from South Delhi to East Delhi people..to delhi roads.. food.. trees..monuments..fashion sense..behavior.. you have written about them all so accurately.
Just wanted to wish you luck and success, my fellow delhiwalla
Please let me know mail id of Arundhati Roy. Where does she live in Delhi. Your works are so impressive. Please have a separate section for eat outs. I am fed up searching for good reasonably priced food in Delhi.
Nice website, nice pictures!
Mayank, you are waltzing with talent, intelligence and brilliant expression. Keep dancing…
I hated the city as a kid…! Yes I did. But the pictures in history books and the stories of all those dynasties always ended up capturing my imagination. Today I am here and I can finally say, I love Delhi. I love it for its nooks and crannies and its broken, semi and totally damaged vestiges of the past.! I am bookmarking your blog and at the same time, I am thanking you for what you have created. Stay happy in your library!!
Been a lot of years since i’ve actually come across a good blog. In order to understand Delhi, you need to be a Delhi’ite and not a Delhi resident. Delhi has been widely used like a motel – come,earn,live and go back to native places when everything’s done. Lakhs of people come to this city everyday, most of them curse the city for various personal reason, and go back. Mr Soofi, you clearly show how a Delhi’ite is. Your views on all the different shades of life in Delhi, esp the Indian Coffee House is brilliant. I grew up listening to my dad’s adventures in his house at Sadar Thana Road, granddad’s work experiences there, and my mum’s experiences in Paharganj, Panchkuiyyan and Gol Dak Khana area, but could never visit there until recently(thanks to Delhi Metro, driving and parking there can be a headache presently). I read your articles(even used to when they used to appear in HT) and found them wonderful. You did cover up for me what i had been missing about the real Delhi. Too bad i don’t get much company for those lanes(except one guy, who’se from Daryaganj but lives in Gurgaon nowadays).
Right now, i put up in a part of Delhi that didn’t seem to exist some twenty years back(and who can believe its this place only where you get 4-5 km long jam all the way from Noida to CRRI). Delhi is a world in itself. To understand it, people need to see it from a cultural point, and you bring a platform for that. Keep up the good work.
Once again, thank you for showing what the city is. I’ve seen a lot of lunatics online criticising Delhi, and your blog does light up some hope in me. And for this, you’re going on my Blogroll !
Mayank, congratulations on a lovely site. It is well laid out and full of excellent content. Please add a tourism section where one may get a list of hidden gems like Agrasen Ki Baoli and the quickest way to get there. That would make your site a must see for every one.
This is a wonderful site. Please expand your “about me” column.
Nicely documented blog. Maybe you should write about momos. The ones which the momowalas call it ‘Special Momo’. Maybe I could help you with photographs too lol.
Just the sight I was searching for! Great idea! Came to Delhi in 1973 for studies. Moved around. Now retired with plenty of time to go to these places in Delhi.
Wonderful job done by you and your team! Congratulations!
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