City Moment – Sealed With a Kiss, Paharganj

City Moment – Sealed With a Kiss, Paharganj

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one afternoon taking a stroll in a by-lane in Paharganj, a claustrophobic neighbourhood near New Delhi railway station. While the principal street is lined with…

City Moment – Bird Catcher, Bulbuli Khana

City Moment – Bird Catcher, Bulbuli Khana

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one afternoon taking a stroll in a by-lane in Bulbuli Khana, a cramped neighbourhood in Old Delhi. The only public spaces that are wide and…

City Moment – Chaat Vendor, Kinari Bazaar

City Moment – Chaat Vendor, Kinari Bazaar

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one afternoon taking a stroll in Kinari Bazaar, a congested market in Old Delhi, famous for its wedding stores and street food. Reaching a turning,…

City Moment - Dua e Roshni, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

City Moment – Dua e Roshni, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one evening resting in the shrine of 14th century sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. It was the hour of Dua e Roshni, when the day…

City Moment – The Delhi Walla Books, Around Town

City Moment – The Delhi Walla Books, Around Town

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text by Mayank Austen Soofi; pictures by Marina Solveig Bang] One rainy evening, The Delhi Walla was at the lobby of The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road. There I got the first copies of my four-volume series on…

City Moment – The Bridegroom’s Procession, Nizamuddin Basti

City Moment – The Bridegroom’s Procession, Nizamuddin Basti

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was walking one night in Nizamuddin Basti, a 14th century village in the heart of the city. In front of Baoli Gate, one of the two…

City Moment – The Man With the Dog, Mathura Road

City Moment – The Man With the Dog, Mathura Road

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was walking one night in Mathura Road, central Delhi. I reached a pavement where a couple of homeless people were sleeping. One man was awake. Lying…

City Moment – The Conference of Birds, Basant Lok Market

City Moment – The Conference of Birds, Basant Lok Market

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was in Basant Lok Market, South Delhi. I was standing against a circular pool in front of Modern Bazaar departmental store. The pool had no water….