Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Artist Gauri Gill, Hazrat Nizamuddin East and Surroundings

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Artist Gauri Gill, Hazrat Nizamuddin East and Surroundings

The parlour confession. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Proust Questionnaire represents a confessional game that owes its structure to answers given by celebrated French writer Marcel Proust in two parties that he attended at ages 13 and…

City Walk, Barakhamba, Central Delhi

City Walk, Barakhamba, Central Delhi

The 5 am stroll. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] This early morning stroll is as illusory as a morning dream. At 5am the walk along central Delhi’s Barakhamba Road seems unreal. Stretching from Pushkin’s statue in Mandi House…

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Conservation Architect Ratish Nanda, Near Humayun's Tomb

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Conservation Architect Ratish Nanda, Near Humayun’s Tomb

The parlour confession. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Proust Questionnaire represents a confessional game that owes its structure to answers given by celebrated French writer Marcel Proust in two parties that he attended at ages 13 and…

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Dawood, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya's Dargah

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Dawood, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s Dargah

The parlour confession. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Proust Questionnaire represents a confessional game that owes its structure to answers given by celebrated French writer Marcel Proust in two parties that he attended at ages 13 and…

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – "Mastermind" Siddhartha Basu, Zamrudpur

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – “Mastermind” Siddhartha Basu, Zamrudpur

The parlour confession. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Proust Questionnaire represents a confessional game that owes its structure to answers given by celebrated French writer Marcel Proust in two parties that he attended at ages 13 and…

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Craft Activist Laila Tyabji, Shanti Niketan

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Craft Activist Laila Tyabji, Shanti Niketan

The parlour confession. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Proust Questionnaire represents a confessional game that owes its structure to answers given by celebrated French writer Marcel Proust in two parties that he attended at ages 13 and…

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri

The parlour confession. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Proust Questionnaire represents a confessional game that owes its structure to answers given by celebrated French writer Marcel Proust in two parties that he attended at ages 13 and…

Exclusive - The Delhi Walla Interviews the Great Emily Dickinson Scholar Professor Cristanne Miller!

Exclusive – The Delhi Walla Interviews the Great Emily Dickinson Scholar Professor Cristanne Miller!

On life with Emily Dickinson. [Photos by Mayank Austen Soofi, except for Cristanne Miller’s portrait] It’s so-so. The new Apple TV series on poet Emily Dickinson is trying too hard to make her look like a millennial woke modernist. But…

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Siddhartha Singh, Central Delhi

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Siddhartha Singh, Central Delhi

Poetry in the city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Not only a prolific poet, he’s also a busy tax lawyer. But Siddhartha Singh, chatting in a Delhi café, does suggest a greater intimacy to poetry, “even while law…

Mission Delhi - Shyam Lal, Kaka Nagar Garden

Mission Delhi – Shyam Lal, Kaka Nagar Garden

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] Gardener Shyam Lal, a fan of arhar dal, is thankful he’s getting wholesome meals. That wasn’t always the case. He’s now opened his lunch box…