City bands go global with foreign tours and firangi fans. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] After 16 years in the spotlight, the Parikrama band is to shove rock ‘n’ roll back to where it came from: England. It…

The Japanese art of conversation reaches the capital. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] On a rainy Thursday night last May, a panel of designers, writers, photographers, urban thinkers, and a solitary antique collector, set about ‘Mapping the City’…

A German woman experiences Delhi through chapattis etc. [By Daniela Schwarz. The German wife of a proper Delhi Walla, Frau Schwarz manages a blog – appropriately titled Kabab Mein Haddi.] Every morning I open the door to my balcony to…

An Indian living in NYC, anxious about returning back to his first home – Delhi. [By Mohit Syall; standing next to Oprah Winfrey during a New York City fund-raising evening.] After spending almost 8 years of my adult life in…

India’s best classical artists run dance schools in Delhi but is anyone interested? [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi; this is the first part of a 2-series story.] When they talk, fingers flutter, eye-brows quiver, heads sway, and feet…

Delhi Chief Minister laments the influx of poor Bihari migrants. [By Mayank Austen Soofi, Picture Source – NA] In May, 2007, while laying the foundation stone for three more flyovers in the city, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s Chief Minister, said,…

A Canadian woman, with son in tow, takes the capital to heart. [Text and pictures by Madelyn Mulvaney; a resident of Vancouver, she visited Delhi in February, 2007.] As I sipped my Masala Chai by the early light of a…

Can Delhi’s essence be captured in the theatre adaptation of William Dalrymple’s book “City of Djinns”? [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Performed in open against the backdrop of Maati Ghar, the hijras were shocking, the taxi driver vulgar…

A moody, inaccessible shack serving authentic Korean cuisine. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Exploring Paharganj is like entering into a kitschy bubble full of backpackers’ hostels, Hebrew-language bookshops, and shabby eateries offering Croissant to Europeans and Humus Pita…

A city outside Delhi but having a Delhiwalla heart. [By Manika Dhama; picture by Rohit Dhama] 11 years ago when my father told an acquaintance that we had shifted to NOIDA, he thought it was a fancy exotic place in…