GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A tour of the 21st century Delhi. [Picture and text by Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is more than tombs and domes. So, instead of…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. This ain’t no city for the poor. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] The day when Delhi’s cosmopolitan gay community was flaunting its…

Possessed by The God of Small Things. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] I have tempered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much. I have crossed into forbidden territory. I love…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Sightseeing in Delhi’s most scenic bus route. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] July 14, 2008 Headline Delhi Metro completes tunnel below railway…

Life in Delhi’s Upper East Side. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Outside a skin clinic: a freshly-Botoxed (Rs 8,000 per session) woman stepping out in Jimmy Choo evening heels (Rs 50,000). Outside a foreign magazine stall: a young…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Conversations with sex workers in Delhi’s red-light district. [Picture by Shashwat Saxena; text by Mayank Austen Soofi] I have been to Garstin Bastion Road,…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. There are 275 of them in the metropolis. [Text and picture of the Hauz Khas village by Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is India’s capital…

Shame on the house of Delhi’s best known Sufi shrine. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] What if Nobel laureate Mr. VS Naipaul goes to Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s dargah? What would Mr. Naipaul, ever the pessimist, ever the cynic,…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Save me from respectable people [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Not long ago, a particular breed of Delhiwallas went to Goa to…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Sexing up the city’s ruins. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] It took 2,000 years of recorded history and more than 1,000 tombs,…