"Delhi's Muslim Culture is Dying" – Interview with Sadia Dehlvi

The irrepressible Delhi walli talks on Muslims, Sufis, Khushwant, Rumi and Delhi. [Interview and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Ms. Sadia Dehlvi is an eminent Delhi walli. An author (she recently finished a book on the Sufis of Delhi) and…

Delhi Events + Delhi Classifieds

GO STRAIGHT TO STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL. Embassy official new to Delhi. European. In early 40s. Have lived in Capetown and NYC. Warm, cultured. Reads Economist. Jazz enthusiast. Seeks a like-minded older man for sharing quality time….

Culture – Anita Desai in Town

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. The venerable novelist visits her old city. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi. The pictures cannot be reproduced anywhere without his permission.] The…

Weekend Getaway – Pragpur, Himachal Pradesh

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Taking a break in the Himalayan foothills. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi who visited Pragpur in September, 2007] Once a year this…

Diary – Living in Jangpura Extension

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. House hunting in Delhi’s middle-class neighbourhood. [Text by Lesley E. The author runs the blogsite Bombay Boy. Picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] In August,…

Photo Essay – Turkish Delight in Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. When Konya’s whirling dervishes came to town. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Sufis of Delhi get their high through qawwalis. In Turkey,…

Special Report – New Stars in Delhi Theater

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. [Clockwise from left: Aditee Biswas, Rudra Deep Chakrabarti, Amitesh Grover and Sankar Venkateswaran] The emerging heroes of Mandi House. [Text and picture by Mayank…

Diary – A Karachi Walla in Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Curses are same but Bhai becomes Bhaiyya. [Text by Shandana Minhas; pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The author, an eminent Pakistani writer, visited Delhi…

Table for One – Nehru Memorial Canteen, Teen Murti Bhawan

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Food lovers’ guide to Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] This canteen profile is a part of the Table for One series….

City Secret – Anjali Book World, Lajpat Nagar

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Here you get classic first editions for cheap. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is a city of surprises. Who could believe…