GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. An expose on gay life in the city. [The author, a well-known fashion designer, does not wish to disclose his identity; picture by Mayank…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. An authentic Korean eatery in a stinky bazaar alley. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] As soon as I plopped a pickled fiery-red…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. The Delhi walli visits the rival city Mumbai and is impressed. [Text by Manika Dhama; picture by Dharmesh] “Ladies and Gentlemen, we have landed…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A peek into the world of Kaanwariyas. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Appearing annually during the rainy month of Shrawan, and invoking…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Discovering the inner world of Delhi’s pavement kids. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Talking the Walk 21-year-old Javed, a former street kid…

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Playing the game with a halaal touch. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Besides its Sufi shrine, Thursday qawwalis, and Karim restaurant, Hazrat…

Delhi’s legendary piano shop. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The high ceiling of this charming piano shop seems overwhelmed with the weight of history. Situated at the desolate end of the Regal Cinema building, A. Godin & Co….

Snapshot moments captured in one of Delhi’s more charming landmarks. [Pictures and text by Mayank Austen Soofi] Ishrat Ali is an employee of Godin &a Co., the capital’s legendary piano shop at Connaught Place. He has been here for the…

Profiling the Muslim boom town in the capital. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Close your eyes and think Jamia Nagar. What do you see? Lots of Muslims? Police encounters, fake or otherwise, with terrorists? But hello, Jamia Nagar…

Living a tough life but on her terms. [Text and picture by Manika Dhama; she manages the blogsite Myriad Musings and More] Ms. Bala Devi is a 34-year-old housemaid who works at three houses in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. One is…