Netherfield Ball – Amitav Ghosh’s Book Launch, India Habitat Center

Netherfield Ball – Amitav Ghosh’s Book Launch, India Habitat Center

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] That athletic elderly man in shorts was the hippest man in the crowd. He arrived alone, stayed by himself and looked meditative with a pair of white headphones slung around…

Netherfield Ball – Vedova Opening Party, Zattere, Venice

Netherfield Ball – Vedova Opening Party, Zattere, Venice

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One cool evening The Delhi Walla attended the opening of ‘Frammenti Expo ’67: Alexander Calder, E Emilio Vedova’, an art exhibition in Magazzino del Sale in Zattere, Venice. (I’m in…

Netherfield Ball – Vijay Nambisan's Poetry Talk, The Toddy Shop

Netherfield Ball – Vijay Nambisan’s Poetry Talk, The Toddy Shop

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla went to hear a high-brow chitchat in Hauz Khas Village. Poet Vijay Nambisan and The Caravan magazine’s associate editor Supriya Nair had announced a conversation…

Netherfield Ball – Vinod Mehta's Book Launch, Lodi The Garden Restaurant

Netherfield Ball – Vinod Mehta’s Book Launch, Lodi The Garden Restaurant

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla attended the launch of journalist Vinod Mehta’s second volume of memoirs, Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me at central Delhi’s Lodi The Garden restaurant….

Netherfield Ball – Jashn-e-Rekhta, India International Centre

Netherfield Ball – Jashn-e-Rekhta, India International Centre

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla attended the inaugural ceremony of Jashn-e-Rekhta held in the Fountain Lawns of the India International Centre (IIC). The two-day Urdu literary festival was hosted by…

Netherfield Ball – Intizar Hussain's Late-coming, Oxford Bookstore

Netherfield Ball – Intizar Hussain’s Late-coming, Oxford Bookstore

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One cold evening The Delhi Walla attended a talk by Pakistani author Intizar Hussain at the Oxford Bookstore in Connaught Place. Mr Hussain lived up to his name, which means…

Netherfield Ball – Bolbosh Website Launch, Oxford Bookstore

Netherfield Ball – Bolbosh Website Launch, Oxford Bookstore

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla attended the launch of literary website Bolbosh at the Oxford Bookstore in Connaught Place. Carefully unkempt writer Basharat Ali and painstakingly groomed Asiya Zahoor, the…

Netherfield Ball – Iftar Dinner & French National Day, Oberoi Hotel & Nyay Marg

Netherfield Ball – Iftar Dinner & French National Day, Oberoi Hotel & Nyay Marg

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla attended two parties, one after the other. The Iftar dinner at the Oberoi Hotel was hosted by Herro Mustafa of the American embassy. The reception…

Netherfield Ball – Le Monde's Anniversary Bash, Oxford Bookstore

Netherfield Ball – Le Monde’s Anniversary Bash, Oxford Bookstore

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The woman in the yellow sari was a stunner — and she spoke like a Sciences Po professor. One evening The Delhi Walla attended an event to celebrate the 70th…

Netherfield Ball – Pix’s Exhibition Launch, Max Mueller Bhawan

Netherfield Ball – Pix’s Exhibition Launch, Max Mueller Bhawan

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla attended the launch of the photo exhibition of the 10th issue of ‘PIX: A Photography Quarterly’, titled Habitat. Hosted at the Goethe-Institut in Max Mueller…