NOIDA Postcard – Dilli is Never Far

A city outside Delhi but having a Delhiwalla heart. [By Manika Dhama; picture by Rohit Dhama] 11 years ago when my father told an acquaintance that we had shifted to NOIDA, he thought it was a fancy exotic place in…

Photo Essay: Central Park – Low Life No More

The capital’s renovated public garden is cleaned of its “social filth”. [Text and photographs by Mayank Austen Soofi] Where is that old Central Park in New Delhi? The unruly greenery where illegal acts in India – such as homosexuality and…

How I Lived, Feasted, and Loved Life in IIT Delhi

PVR movies, Rajinder chickens and Barista babes – memoirs in the city’s most prestigious engineering institute. [By Atish Dipankar (second from left in the front row); picture by Suhas Gupta.] [The author studied Computer Science in IIT Delhi from 2001…

Accolade for The Delhi Walla!

Outlook, India’s leading news-weekly, recently featured The Delhi Walla on its pages. The magazine described it as a “picturesque site having reviews of art exhibitions and restaurants, interviews, musings on the city’s history, and imaginative photos.” “I’m trying to assist…

Interviews – Zohra Segal and Tom Alter

[Interviews and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Reflections and musings on Delhi. Veteran actors Zohra Segal and Tom Alter played leading roles in the play City of Djinns adapted from William Dalrymple’s book of the same name (subtitled A Year…

Arty Glimpses – Public History; Personal Stories

An American painter visits an art exhibition. [Text and pictures by Nitin Mukul; he is an American artist who shifted to Delhi in 2006. His painting is included in the current SAHMAT exhibition, a group show which will travel to…

The McDonaldification of Delhi

Red Fort is under attack. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] In the heart of New Delhi, not many acres away from the green expanse of the imposing Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace), built from the sandstones that were quarried…

Djinn Spotting in Delhi!

Author William Dalrymple’s classic portrait of Delhi has been adapted for the theatre. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Aladdin’s lamp is out of the trunk. Those who relish William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns can re-live the book in…

Profile – Street Child Vicky Roy's Street Images

The Delhi walla‘s pretension in writing makes me want to lodge a bullet in his balls – Blogger Nimpipi, the woodchuck chucks GO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A runaway artist who made it big in the…

Photo Exhibition – Street Dreams in Delhi

Intelligent and incisive portraits of the city’s street children Street Dreams, a photo exhibition by Vicky Roy on the issue of child rights, was held at Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre in March, 2007. Vicky Roy, formerly a Delhi…