City Nature – Into a Mine, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road

City Nature – Into a Mine, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road

South of the city. [Text by Mayank Austen Soofi; pictures by Pradip Krishen and Mayank Austen Soofi] No soul in sight, the wall crisscrosses through what seems like a jungle. The Delhi Walla is standing at the edge of a…

City Season - Bougainvillea Bloom, Around Town

City Season – Bougainvillea Bloom, Around Town

The gift of summer. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The beginning of Delhi’s harsh summer has its comforts. In March and April as the temperature rises, the city’s green cover is taken over by bougainvillea flowers. The red…

City Season – Cloud Watching, Monsoon Months

City Season – Cloud Watching, Monsoon Months

The wonders of the Delhi sky.

Photo Essay - Sky Watching, Monsoon Season

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Monsoon Season

The natural colors. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] In the monsoon, the most beautiful thing to look for are not the rains but the sky. After a heavy shower, the clouds scatter but the wetness lingers in the…

City Season – Amaltas Tree, Hauz Khas Village

The summer’s gift. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] On April 12th, 2010, the tree was bare except for four dry leaves. When an eagle flew past the branches, they looked bleak. The Delhi Walla was in Hauz Khas…

Photo Essay – Amaltas Trees, Hailey Road

The best part of Delhi summers. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] It is always good when the temperature crosses the 40-degree mark. It is then that amaltas flowers start blooming and mind you, they remain in full bloom…