The Biographical Dictionary of Delhi – Ronald Vivian Smith, b. Agra, 1938

The Biographical Dictionary of Delhi – Ronald Vivian Smith, b. Agra, 1938

The definitive directory of famous Delhiites. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Of all the authors who made Delhi the central theme of their literary lives, the case of Ronald Vivian Smith is the most intriguing. He has given…

The Biographical Dictionary of Delhi – Shanky, b. Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 1968

The Biographical Dictionary of Delhi – Shanky, b. Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 1968

The definitive directory of famous Delhiites. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Shanky’s is one of the more curious careers in Indian cinema. This son of a factory supervisor is as unknown as any acclaimed art house film. A…

The Biographical Dictionary of Delhi - Kuldip Chander, b. Gujranwala, Punjab, 1941

The Biographical Dictionary of Delhi – Kuldip Chander, b. Gujranwala, Punjab, 1941

The definitive directory of famous Delhiites. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] My disdain for Mills & Boon (MB) novellas cannot prevent the admission that Kuldip Chander, the seller of MBs, is a great product that has come out…