City Moment – The Girl With Red Roses, Near Sai Baba Temple

City Moment – The Girl With Red Roses, Near Sai Baba Temple

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one afternoon traveling in an auto rickshaw when it stopped at a traffic light near Sai Baba Temple, central Delhi. Suddenly a girl emerged from…

City Moment – BMW Studio, Scindia House

City Moment – BMW Studio, Scindia House

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one evening taking a stroll in Scindia House, a commercial block in Outer Circle, Connaught Place, the city’s Colonial-era bazaar. The lane is lined with…

City Moment – The Hanging of Joseph Lelyveld, Jantar Mantar

City Moment – The Hanging of Joseph Lelyveld, Jantar Mantar

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one afternoon walking around Jantar Mantar, the area outside the 18th century solar observatory where Indians protest against injustice. Heading to Tolstoy Marg, I witnessed…

City Moment – The Family of Man, Galli Kaley Khan

City Moment – The Family of Man, Galli Kaley Khan

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one afternoon taking a stroll at Galli Kaley Khan, a narrow passage in Daryaganj, a quarter in the Walled City. The alley was lined with…

City Moment – The Just People, Netaji Subhash Marg

City Moment – The Just People, Netaji Subhash Marg

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one morning… no, it was not just any morning. It was the anniversary of the day when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu fundamentalist…

City Moment – The Shape of Sound, Delhi Metro

City Moment – The Shape of Sound, Delhi Metro

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla was one morning traveling in the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line route, which connects Anand Vihar in east Delhi to Dwarka Sector 21 in west Delhi. In…

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…