City Walk - Galli Sham Lal Street, Old Delhi

City Walk – Galli Sham Lal Street, Old Delhi

World of a street. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It is like being in a crowd, and suddenly everyone disappears — except you. This is what stepping into Gali Sham Lal feels like. Firmly keeping the boisterousness of…

City Walk - Galli Shiv Prasad Street, Old Delhi

City Walk – Galli Shiv Prasad Street, Old Delhi

World of a street. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One night, the narrow Galli Master Shiv Prasad is lit up with electric lamps. The part where the lane ends into a cramped courtyard is filled with folks watching…

City Walk - Old Houses of Jangpura, Central Delhi

City Walk – Old Houses of Jangpura, Central Delhi

Almost gone. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The door is stained with tiny shreds of old peeling paint. The latch is entwined into a small lock so rusty that it has gone red. Green plants are growing uncut…

City Walk - Regal Cinema Back Lane, Connaught Place

City Walk – Regal Cinema Back Lane, Connaught Place

Not so regal. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The back lane of the Regal cinema building appears timeless. Long before the cinema shut down, in 2017, the area’s architecture already looked as shabby as it does today. The…

City Walk - Golf Links Glimpses, Archbishop Makarios Marg

City Walk – Golf Links Glimpses, Archbishop Makarios Marg

Far from the madding crowd. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The earthen flower pot is sans the flowers. But it is gigantic, a showpiece worth showing off. This could be a drawing room corner in a 2BHK DDA…

City Walk - Hauz Khas Village Road, South Delhi

City Walk – Hauz Khas Village Road, South Delhi

A road as destination. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The cool breeze is blowing through the trees. The leaves stir occasionally, like a woman turning in her sleep. Though quietness is not absolute — there are sounds too…

City Walk - Changing Architecture, Old Delhi

City Walk – Changing Architecture, Old Delhi

Changing Walled City. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It is as if these patches of sky could no longer hold together. As if they had given up, falling down here and there over the city. This is one…

City Walk - Babar Road, Central Delhi

City Walk – Babar Road, Central Delhi

Into a bubble. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The tree is tall, wide and choked with green leaves. You can spend a long time surveying its immense proportions consisting of dozens of branches. The tree gets even more…

City Walk - Winter Stroll, Hauz Khas Lake

City Walk – Winter Stroll, Hauz Khas Lake

Sunset boulevard. [Text and photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] The receding sun has stained the sky with tints of red. And not only the sky — it looks like the lake’s waters, too, are on fire. Yet the air is…

City Walk - Chhanhirai Gali, Near Roshanpura

City Walk – Chhanhirai Gali, Near Roshanpura

Lane to another time. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] This is a world of yesterday. Which is very rare to land into in a metropolis that is also known as the Millennium City. This narrow lane near Gurgaon’s…