The Sunday calm, in the streets of the walled town, gets shattered by the grief of a funeral procession[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] “The eyes shed tears and the heart is grieved, but we will not say anything…

Within a month of its re-opening, the revamped Central Park has become the social sea beach that Delhi never had.[by Mayank Austen Soofi] Last day of the last year forced the Delhites out into the newly revamped Central Park in…

Spying on Delhi ‘couples’ in the historic Lodhi Garden – with a discreet digicam. [Text and photographs by Mayank Austen Soofi] Once declared by Time Magazine as the Best Urban Oasis of Asia, Lodhi Garden is a public park in…

Mother India looking sexy in poverty pornography. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Following a Beggar in Sarojini Nagar Market (S N), One of Delhi’s Busiest Bargain Bazaars India is now more than just a the flavor of the…

Walking and talking history at a world heritage site that inspired the Taj Mahal. [Pictures and text by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Fall It was a cold winter night but the sky in Delhi was unusually clear and devoid of…

A heritage walk with an American in the Muslim quarter of India’s capital. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The night sky twinkled with its stars. The crowded street glittered with its decorated electric bulbs. We were sitting on…

[Picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Place: South Extension Market, Part IITime: 2:14 PMDay: Saturday, November 4, 2006.

Visiting the society of Muslims in the world’s greatest and grandest Mosque. [Pictures and text by Mayank Austen Soofi] Mecca has Masjid-al-Haram and Istanbul boasts of Blue mosque. The former has its ancient authenticity compromised by Petrodollar-funded air-conditioned renovations and…

Old Delhi charm; Ramadan night magic; Red Fort glitter; Pakistani pop stars’ charisma; and my digicam.– by Mayank Austen Soofi Since this was Delhi, we reached Red Fort one hour after the scheduled start of the concert. It is not…

Far away from New Delhi, beyond the heart of mainstream India, forgotten in the eastern corner of the country, close to the Burmese border, lies a troubled Himalayan province with a population of around 2.2 million people, less than even…