City Life – Home Sweet Home, Mathura Road

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Mathura Road

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One late morning The Delhi Walla enters the home of Zeenat Begum. In her late 30s, she lives on Mathura Road with her father-in-law, two children, and a friend. “I…

City Life - Home Sweet Home, Bangla Sahib Road

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Bangla Sahib Road

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One afternoon The Delhi Walla visits rickshaw puller Hari Narain Goswami at his residence in central Delhi. Mr Goswami’s double bed consists of two mattresses laid out on a pavement…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Zakir Husain Marg

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Zakir Husain Marg

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One afternoon The Delhi Walla visits Muhammed Israel’s residence. In his 40s, Mr Israel lives with his wife and three sons on Zakir Husain Marg in central Delhi. A rickshaw…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Roop Nagar

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Roop Nagar

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One afternoon The Delhi Walla knocked at the door of Vij Bhawan in Roop Nagar, a neighborhood in north Delhi. The bungalow is home to the extended families of four…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Lodhi Road

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Lodhi Road

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One cold evening The Delhi Walla entered the home of a person who appeared to be living alone in this city. The house looked to Lodhi Road. It had no…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Mathura Road

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Mathura Road

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One cold evening The Delhi Walla met the 80-year-old Manikchand, a retired rag-picker. He stays alone. The entrance of his one-room shelter faces the busy Mathura Road. In a pinkish-red…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Ranjit Singh Road

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Ranjit Singh Road

Inside the walls. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One afternoon The Delhi Walla entered the home of Muhammed Rashid Khan. There is no doorbell because there is no door. Mr Khan, 40, lives with his wife and three…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Green Park

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Green Park

Inside the walls. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] One morning The Delhi Walla knocked at the house of Nand Ram, 45. He lives with his wife, Beni, and son, Bablu, in Green Park, a posh neighbourhood in South…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, BK Dutt Colony

City Life – Home Sweet Home, BK Dutt Colony

Inside the walls. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla knocked at the door of D Bhattacharjya Tato. His one-room house is on the roof of a single-floor bungalow in BK Dutt Colony, a quiet…

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Sahibabad

City Life – Home Sweet Home, Sahibabad

Inside the walls. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] One morning The Delhi Walla knocked at the door of Mr Rajkumar. His one-room house is next to Aditya Garden City, a seven-floor residential high-rise in Sahibabad, a suburb in…