Metro Observed – Inside the Coaches-3, Delhi Subway

Metro Observed – Inside the Coaches-3, Delhi Subway

Life in the Metro. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] No place like home, New York, New York. The Delhi Walla saw this man on the Delhi Metro Blue Line, somewhere between the Rajiv Chowk and Dwarka Sector 21…

Metro Observed – Inside the Coaches-2, Delhi Subway

Metro Observed – Inside the Coaches-2, Delhi Subway

Life in the Metro. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] She was probably around twenty (see the photo above). She wore a purple sari with silver-colored designs that seemed to be patterned after flowers and leaves. Her arms were…

Delhi Metro - Last Points, Around Town

Delhi Metro – Last Points, Around Town

The ends of the lines. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] All good stories must come to an end. But not always. In the case of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, it’s not clear where it all culminates. You…

Metro Observed - Inside the Coaches-1, Delhi Subway

Metro Observed – Inside the Coaches-1, Delhi Subway

Life in the Metro. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] His eyes were closed. His right fist was wrapped in a yellow cloth. The cloth was printed all over with the names of Lord Ram and his wife Sita….

Delhi Metro - Poet-Commuters, Around Town

Delhi Metro – Poet-Commuters, Around Town

Poems on the Metro. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] We know that the Delhi Metro has become a part of our lives. The undocumented development, however, is the Metro’s deep tunnelling into the Capital’s literary bedrock. “Meanwhile, as…

Delhi Metro – Jahangir Puri, Yellow Line

Delhi Metro – Jahangir Puri, Yellow Line

The final frontier. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One cold morning The Delhi Walla travelled on the yellow line of the metro train and got off at Jahangir Puri, the route’s last destination in the north-west. At the…

Delhi Metro - Trainspotting, Around Town

Delhi Metro – Trainspotting, Around Town

The scenic tracks. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla has found the most picturesque spot from where to watch the majesty of the Delhi Metro. It lies in the little-known Aastha Kunj, in south Delhi. Visited…

Delhi Metro - JLN Stadium Station, Near Lodhi Road

Delhi Metro – JLN Stadium Station, Near Lodhi Road

Ghost of the games. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It is 10 years since Delhi Metro Rail Corp. (DMRC) ran its first train. Most Delhiwallas have grown to think of Metro stations as places to push each other…

Delhi Metro – United Colors of Helmets, Janpath

Delhi Metro – United Colors of Helmets, Janpath

Divided by the headgear. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The permanent and temporary employees in the construction sites of Delhi Metro are divided by the colors of their helmets. The white is for the officers of Delhi Metro…

City Moment – The Delhi Metro, Ghazipur Road

City Moment – The Delhi Metro, Ghazipur Road

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening The Delhi Walla was on the pedestrian bridge built across the Ghazipur Road in east Delhi. It was twilight, the hour of commuters. Below, the road swarmed…