City Notice - Catherine Lama is Dead, Lodhi Road

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…

City Notice - Gravedigger Allah Hu is Dead, Batla House Graveyard

City Notice – Gravedigger Allah Hu is Dead, Batla House Graveyard

Death of a man. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The elderly gravedigger Allah Hu died on 25 April 2016. The details of his life are not known. The Delhi Walla had taken his portrait in August 2007 at…

Letter from Venice - What the Morning Commuter Sees, Lido

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…

Letter from Dayanita Singh - On The Delhi Walla Picture Prints

Letter from Dayanita Singh – On The Delhi Walla Picture Prints

An artist’s idea. [By Dayanita Singh] Dear The Delhi Walla, What I LOVE the the most about Photography is the various ways in which it can be disseminated. You do it so briliantly on the net. I make books and…

City Notice – Artist Dayanita Singh's Gift To The Delhi Walla Website, Museum of Chance

City Notice – Artist Dayanita Singh’s Gift To The Delhi Walla Website, Museum of Chance

A beautiful gesture. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One evening at the Museum of Chance in South Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, artist Dayanita Singh, in front of a gathering of some of the city’s fine people,…

City Notice for 4 PM, 27 March - Artist Dayanita Singh To Celebrate The Delhi Walla Website as Delhi's Archivist

City Notice for 4 PM, 27 March – Artist Dayanita Singh To Celebrate The Delhi Walla Website as Delhi’s Archivist

On cloud nine. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla has never met the great Dayanita Singh although she lives in Delhi. Of course, I have come to know her over the years through her books. I also once sighted…

Letter From Jor Bagh - Bahrisons Bookseller's Aanchal Malhotra on The Bookshop's Nini KD Singh

Letter From Jor Bagh – Bahrisons Bookseller’s Aanchal Malhotra on The Bookshop’s Nini KD Singh

Bookshop woman to a bookshop woman. [Text and photos by Aanchal Malhotra] Note about the author: Aanchal Malhotra is an artist and writer living in New Delhi. She can be found at her photoblog, The Hiatus Project, which chronicles her…

City Secret - The Hero Around The Corner, Venice Ghetto

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…

City Notice - 'Somewhere in Delhi' Exhibition, Second Show in Venice

City Notice – ‘Somewhere in Delhi’ Exhibition, Second Show in Venice

Facebook on khadi. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It was a curious show. Instead of being decked up on walls, the art works were laid down on the floor. The Delhi Walla attended the second viewing of Somewhere…

City Notice - Balraj Bahri, The Founder of Khan Market's Bahrisons Booksellers, Is No More

City Notice – Balraj Bahri, The Founder of Khan Market’s Bahrisons Booksellers, Is No More

A Khan Market icon. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi; the black & white photos belong to Bahrsions Booksellers] Balraj Bahri Malhotra, the founder of India’s most successful independently owned bookstore, died on February 26, 2016. He was 87….