City Neighbourhood – Gole Market

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Excursion into the British-built district. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] You should never walk in Gole Market after dark. They say that…

Travel – Mapping the Muslim Delhi

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City Culture – Notes from Khushwant Singh’s Drawing Room, Sujan Singh Park

In the company of Delhi’s living landmark. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] There are two kinds of Delhiwallas. Those who have been to Khushwant Singh’s living room and those who have not. The Delhi Walla has been to…

City Landmark – Razia Sultan’s Tomb, Near Turkman Gate

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“There’s No Exclusive Gay Pub in Delhi But…” – Interview with a Gay Blogger

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Around Town – Sadia Dehlvi, the Rickshaw Walli

The writer’s second car is a…cycle rickshaw. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Life has become exciting in the sleepy C block in Central Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin East after its eminent resident, writer Sadia Dehlvi, owner of a Maruti…

Culture – Din Duniya, a Gentle Madness

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. One man’s struggle to save a dying Urdu publication. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Dignity in the face of decline is rare….

Lhasa Diary – From Delhi to Tibet, and Back

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City Secret – Indian Coffee Depot, Tolstoy Lane

An excellent coffee store that no-one knows. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Most likely Leo Tolstoy never got to taste South Indian filter coffee in his lifetime but a certain stretch of Tolstoy Lane, at Connaught Place, thousands…

Dateline Jamia Nagar – No Pizzas for Muslims

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Fast-food chains don’t deliver in Delhi’s Muslim ghetto. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Fast-food chains like Domino’s and McDonald’s usually refuse home…