[Weekly list, from June 25 to July 2, compiled by Khan Market’s Bahri Bookshop; some of the comments might be in response to older lists; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Dalrymple falls, Hillary Clinton rises and Khaled Hosseini rules. NON-FICTION…

Dining in the thin air. [Text by Mayank Austen Soofi; picture by Ville Miettinen] If a revolving salon is judged by its views and height, then Parikrama (rotation for Hindi), 240 feet above Connaught Place in Antriskh Bhawan, scores an…

Conversations with a Delhi writer on her first personal blog. [Ms. Manika Dhama works in media. She is also a writer for The Delhi Walla; interview and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Ms. Dhama, what prompted you to start your…

Musings of a woman born and brought up in Delhi’s most elegant address. [By Meenakshi Chauhan; pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Almost everyone I know has lived in different houses but I had only one home since the day I…

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,…