City Walk - A Journey to Togo, Vasant Vihar

City Walk – A Journey to Togo, Vasant Vihar

Tracking an elusive land. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Most of us might not claim much knowledge about Togo. But this West African country is right there at the Vasant Vihar Metro station. Sort of. Display signs at…

City Walk - Amrita Shergil Marg, Central Delhi

City Walk – Amrita Shergil Marg, Central Delhi

Strolling through a bubble. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] This is a land of bungalows so elegant and trees so grand that each appears to be a republic of its own. A peaceful, hushed world; the traffic is…

City Walk - Midnight Round, India Gate Circle

City Walk – Midnight Round, India Gate Circle

Late night wonder. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Just about anybody moving about in Delhi knows something about that radial enveloping India Gate Circle. It’s usually clogged with traffic, of course. Which is why knowledgeable city guides to…

City Walk - Homely Views, Ashram Flyover

City Walk – Homely Views, Ashram Flyover

Intruding the privacy. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] This is 1. 1. 2019. Let’s make a New Year resolution: To never ever invade people’s privacy, with just one exception today please! In any case we don’t usually get…

City Walk - Bucharest Marg, Vasant Vihar

City Walk – Bucharest Marg, Vasant Vihar

In Romania, without the visa. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Shiny limousines abound in Vasant Vihar where countless embassies of little nations have comfortably parked themselves in fortress-like bungalows. You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that this genteel…

City Walk - Full Moon Street, Asiad Village

City Walk – Full Moon Street, Asiad Village

The dream stroll. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] There’s something you shouldn’t miss before planning to leave Delhi forever. A night stroll along Asiad Village Road leads into one of South Delhi’s best-kept secrets: a virtual forest of…

City Walk - A Secret Track , India Gate Grounds

City Walk – A Secret Track , India Gate Grounds

The path less traveled. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Hard to believe. Right in the heart of Delhi you’ll suddenly run into verdant countryside by merely meandering along a secretive pathway few citizens know about. Of course, you’ll…

City Walk - A Super-Serene Lane, Near Super Market, Connaught Place

City Walk – A Super-Serene Lane, Near Super Market, Connaught Place

Surprise oasis. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Hard to know what to make of this. Here we have a dead-quiet lane, right in the heart of Delhi. So serene you might as well be walking along some remote…

City Walk - Defence Colony Bylanes, South Delhi

City Walk – Defence Colony Bylanes, South Delhi

A stroll into a well-heeled neighborhood. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Some localities boldly exhibit their life out into their bylanes, like the Old Gupta Colony in north Delhi. There you see ladies chatting on the street, grocers…

City Walk - Choudhury Deepchand Ruheel Chowk, Shakti Nagar

City Walk – Choudhury Deepchand Ruheel Chowk, Shakti Nagar

A stroll into Small Town Delhi. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The groggy-eyed mithai seller at the Rewari Mishthan Bhandar is arranging dessert trays on the counter. The lobby of the Dr Sethi Panchsheel Maternity Nursing Home whose…