Mission Delhi - Tarun Tahiliani, Sector 23

Mission Delhi – Tarun Tahiliani, Sector 23

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] There is nothing exceptional about the sunrise views during these lockdown days. And yet, he is seeing them with new eyes. And perhaps also with…

Mission Delhi - Rakesh, Central Delhi

Mission Delhi – Rakesh, Central Delhi

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] A man without a house. How could he possibly stay at home, like all of us citizens were repeatedly instructed to do during the beginning…

Mission Delhi - Summer, Sector 45

Mission Delhi – Summer, Sector 45

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It’s difficult to say if Summer is aware that the world is passing through a tectonic shift due to the coronavirus pandemic. Summer’s vocabulary is…

Mission Delhi - Dharmender Kumar Verma, Kadipur Chowk

Mission Delhi – Dharmender Kumar Verma, Kadipur Chowk

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] You might think of Gurgaon in the Greater Delhi Region, with its many malls and high-rises, as the Millenium City. But he calls it a…

Mission Delhi - Saumya Pande, Noida

Mission Delhi – Saumya Pande, Noida

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The coronavirus-triggered closure of the world is doing different things to different people. Many citizens are rushing back to their distant homes in great difficulties….

Mission Delhi - Rajesh, Around Town

Mission Delhi – Rajesh, Around Town

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] He has been driving an auto rickshaw through the smoggy roads of Delhi for 35 years. But this evening, he says he has been driving…

Mission Delhi - Om Prakash Ram, Sector 43, Gurgaon

Mission Delhi – Om Prakash Ram, Sector 43, Gurgaon

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Om Prakash Ram, 35, is feeling lonely these days. Not because he lives alone in a small jhuggi — a jhuggi that he built for…

Mission Delhi - Rajesh Tiwari, Matia Mahal

Mission Delhi – Rajesh Tiwari, Matia Mahal

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Life has changed for so many of us with the coronavirus pandemic. But for at least a few others, its rhythms continue to be the…

Mission Delhi - Kashi Ram, Nehru Place

Mission Delhi – Kashi Ram, Nehru Place

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] With his dhoti, turban, and weather-beaten slip-on shoes, he looks like a farmer walking through his village field, far away in the heart of Indian…

Mission Delhi - Shubh Sethi, Sector 31, Gurgaon

Mission Delhi – Shubh Sethi, Sector 31, Gurgaon

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] There are people whose idea of a great holiday is hanging about the destination they have flown to. Visiting, hiking, eating local food — this…