GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. My search for home. [As told to Mayank Austen Soofi; the narrator lives in Amar Colony and doesn’t wish to be identified; picture by…

An excellent coffee store that no-one knows. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Most likely Leo Tolstoy never got to taste South Indian filter coffee in his lifetime but a certain stretch of Tolstoy Lane, at Connaught Place, thousands…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Fast-food chains don’t deliver in Delhi’s Muslim ghetto. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Fast-food chains like Domino’s and McDonald’s usually refuse home…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. This city sucks big time. [The author is a well-known fashion designer; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Of all that I hate, I hate…

The city has ignored its most endearing lover. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Robert Kaplan, the author of Balkan Ghosts, carried just one book, Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon—A Journey Through Yugoslavia, in his shoulder bag…

Strange encounters in the tomb of a woman sufi. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Evenings at Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah. Sometimes, too much crowd, too many tourists, and too loud qawwalis. No peace, no quiet, and no place to…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Spending a weekend in India’s most happening metropolis. [Text-originally published in The New York Times-by Somini Sengupta; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] A seat…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. City planners have lost it. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Each morning my news-obsessed papa says this country is going to the…

Amidst the city’s Tibetan citizens. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Red-robed lamas, apple-cheeked girls and the Tibetan flag. Also: fists, frowns, and slogans. In that side of the Himalayas, Chinese are killing Tibetans. Violence in Lhasa has left…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Living a hard but independent life. [Pictures and text by Mayank Austen Soofi] They don’t look glamorous. They don’t have the best paying jobs….