Hauz Khas Series - A House in the Village, Chapter 4

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 4

Life in Delhi’s prettiest neighborhood. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Hauz Khas Village has become a ‘hang out’. Artist types still come but the ageless rich have infiltrated in large numbers. These people look successful, cocky and aggressively…

Hauz Khas Series - A House in the Village, Chapter 3

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 3

Life in Delhi’s prettiest neighbourhood. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Late September morning. The shadows are cold. I enter into a part of the Hauz Khas ruins that is not frequented by tourists. May be they are here….

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 2

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 2

Life in Delhi’s prettiest neighbourhood. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] My house looks to the Hauz Khas monument. This morning I got to know a family that lives inside that monument. I met Pappu and Usha on the…

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 1

Hauz Khas Series – A House in the Village, Chapter 1

Life in Delhi’s prettiest neighbourhood. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The terrace of my apartment looks to the ruins of Hauz Khas, which were originally built as a mosque and madarsa by emperor Feroze Shah Tughlaq in 14th…

City Series – A House in the Village, Hauz Khas

City Series – A House in the Village, Hauz Khas

Life in Delhi’s prettiest neighbourhood. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla lives in Hauz Khas Village. The one-room apartment has a window that looks to graceful ruins and a placid lake. The view ahead is of…

City Region – Middle Lane, Connaught Place

It’s not loved. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Its curved passage is empty. The stone floor uneven. The wall disfigured. The plaster is chipping off. This short passage connects the Outer Circle corridor to the Middle Lane of…

City Region – Kamla Market, Central Delhi

Asia’s big air-cooler bazaar. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] It’s a Dickensian sight. The driveway through the entrance gate is rutty. The clock on the clock tower doesn’t work. Men pee on the boundary wall. Mechanics drill holes…

City Region – Pratap Street, Daryaganj

The alley’s private life. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Walking through Delhi’s bylanes is like being in a surreal art-house movie: peeled walls, closed doors, musty air, entangled wires, clouds of dust, dark corners and dead ends. Pratap…