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City Notice – Catherine Lama is Dead, Lodhi Road

The passing away of a beautiful woman. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Catherine Lama, who always wore a red rose in her hair and who lived on a Delhi pavement, died in June 2016. There was no certainty about her age, though she looked elderly and was called ‘mother’ by the area’s other…

Letter from Venice – What the Morning Commuter Sees, Lido

Early day’s revelations. [Text and photo by Lucio De Capitani] The main disadvantage of living in Lido, at the outer edge of the Venetian lagoon, is that, although you technically are in Venice, it takes about forty minutes to reach the train station, the door to the mainland. Normally this is either an enjoyable experience…

City Secret – The Hero Around The Corner, Venice Ghetto

The closet Arlecchino. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Its small size does not match its great historical importance, as is the case with the city in which it is situated. The ancient Jewish district of Venice consists of a few narrow streets, not more than half a dozen bridges and just two squares….