Our Self-Written Obituaries - Manami Chakravorty, Calcutta

The 256th death. [By Manami Chakravorty] Manami Chakravorty loved window seats and enjoyed travelling in metro and local trains, silently observing different people with different lives, coexisting together. She weaved stories around strangers. She kept wondering about everything and hence…

City Hangout - Modern Tea Stall, Haveli Azam Khan Street

The place after the pandemic. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Old Delhi’s tea stalls make very milky and sweet chai. The venerable Modern Tea Stall with its not-so-modern wooden chairs and chipped china is different. Its tea is…

City Life - Bhag Bahri Malhotra's Nehru Park Connection, Safdarjang Enclave

A routine of 40 years. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] Pathways go up and down the many slopes. Distractions include flowers and fountains, lovers and joggers, chai wallas and chips sellers. Nehru Park runs along a tiny patch of the Aravali…

Debris of Life & Mind – Fashion Technology Student Simran's Dream, Janakpuri, Delhi

Sharing a dream. [Text by Simran, photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] Once again I get rejected for the job that I have applied for, not directly am I told this, but I get to know of this via instagram stories…

Mission Delhi - Pankaj Kumar, Central Delhi

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] He is sitting on his rickshaw saddle, by the arcades of a central Delhi avenue. It is late in the evening, and Pankaj Kumar is…

City Landmark - Railway Station, Gurgaon

Small and beautiful. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Here’s a little survey of the entire Delhi region and its immediate surroundings — for one city, it turns out to be particularly embarrassing. New Delhi railway station has 16…

City Food - Malik Naan House, Turkman Gate

In the world of authentic cuisine. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The sky has lost its blue. The pollution has covered it in a haze. But there is still one place in the city where you can find…

City Moment - Dance in the Park, Lodhi Gardens

The beautiful Delhi instant. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] A romantic pair is holding hands, etc. An overly-dressed couple is posing for pre-wedding photography. A noisy family is busy over chips packets. Two guys are playing badminton. A…

Debris of Life & Mind – Journalism Student Madhuraj's Dream, Lakshmi Nagar, Delhi

Sharing a dream. [Text by Madhuraj, photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] I am walking on a lonely path and you pass me by You’re walking with your friends and there are some smiles I reach home, I check my phone,…

Mission Delhi - Pavan, Sadar Bazar, Gurgaon

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Each day is like the other, and nothing seems to change. Pavan’s life remains static. He feels contended with the arrangement, he declares. He doesn’t…