City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Greater Kailash-I

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Greater Kailash-I

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw this boy-child at a back-lane in Greater Kailash-I, an upscale neighbourhood in south Delhi. He was wearing a check turban, a pale blue shirt and…

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Bulbuli Khana

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Bulbuli Khana

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw this man at an alley in Bulbuli Khana, a congested neighborhood in the Walled City, the historic district established by the Mughals. His outfit was…

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Connaught Place

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Connaught Place

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw this man-boy in the park above Palika Bazaar parking in Connaught Place, Delhi’s Colonial-era shopping district. Talking on a black-and-red cell phone, he was in…

City Style - The Classy Delhiwalla, Barakhamba

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Barakhamba

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw this man coming out of Barakhamba Metro station, gate no. 6, in Connaught Place, Delhi’s premier commercial district. It was 9 am, the rush hour….

City Style - The Classy Delhiwalla, Janpath

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Janpath

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw this woman in Janpath, the flea market in central Delhi’s Connaught Place. Wearing a white jumpsuit, white sandals, dark sunglasses and no make-up, she had…

City Style - The Classy Delhiwallas, Connaught Place

City Style – The Classy Delhiwallas, Connaught Place

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw these young women in Connaught Place, Delhi’s premier shopping district. In army boots, fatigues and caps, they still looked slender and delicate. Cargo pockets on…

City Style - The Classy Delhiwalla, Bulbuli Khana

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Bulbuli Khana

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw this young man in the Walled City’s Bulbuli Khana mohalla. He was standing alone in a shaded alley. Goats were scampering across the lane. Flies…

City Style - The Classy Delhiwalla, Matia Mahal

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Matia Mahal

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla saw this man in the Walled City’s Matia Mahal Bazaar. He was selling halwa on the pavement but he actually looked like an Ottoman vizier. The…

City Style - The Classy Delhiwalla, Kasturba Gandhi Marg

City Style – The Classy Delhiwalla, Kasturba Gandhi Marg

Searching for the stylish. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] One summer morning while walking down Kasturba Gandhi Marg in Connaught Place, The Delhi Walla was struck by this woman’s appearance. Amid a blur of tight jeans and salwars…

City Style – The Classy Delhiwallas

Searching for the stylish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Are you classy? Have you read Marcel Proust and Munshi Premchand? Can you distinguish Bach from Beethoven? Do you feel joy listening to Raag Malhar? Do you feel a…