Red Fort is under attack. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] In the heart of New Delhi, not many acres away from the green expanse of the imposing Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace), built from the sandstones that were quarried…

Author William Dalrymple’s classic portrait of Delhi has been adapted for the theatre. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Aladdin’s lamp is out of the trunk. Those who relish William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns can re-live the book in…

The Delhi walla‘s pretension in writing makes me want to lodge a bullet in his balls – Blogger Nimpipi, the woodchuck chucks GO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. A runaway artist who made it big in the…

Intelligent and incisive portraits of the city’s street children Street Dreams, a photo exhibition by Vicky Roy on the issue of child rights, was held at Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre in March, 2007. Vicky Roy, formerly a Delhi…

A Delhi-based fashion designer, not fond of the city, reveals the murky secrets of the fashion industry. [The author, a well-known fashion designer, does not wish to disclose his identity.] Fashion in Delhi? What fashion? People don’t have clothes to…

Easter Sunday couldn’t bridge the social divide. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Sunday was not sunny and so the overcast sky blew in cool wind and good mood. Lepers and hawkers gathered outside the iron gates of…

Cultural confusions of a desi gym having non-desi aspirations. [By James Baer; picture of the “Weightlifter Hanuman” designed by Renu Rani Tyagi] “What’s different about living in Delhi compared to America?” friends back home keep on asking me. It’s one…

Gathered in Delhi, the wretched of the countryside are full of complaints, accusations, and hope. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The onslaught of summers has started with the farmers holding Gandhian demonstrations in the historic Jantar Mantar –…

Non-stop shoppping in one of Delhi’s busiest bazaars. [Story and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The sandals are pretty but expensive so Mrs. Sarla Nigam is arguing with the sandal walla to come down from Rs 300 to Rs 200…

Heartbreaking account of how India’s cricket stars disappointed the “red-eyed” Delhi girls. [Reporting by Manika Dhama; pictures by Supriya Anand and Manika Dhama] 23rd March, 7:00 pm It was going to be a perfect evening – 5 Girls, 1 Pub,…