City Faith - Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Kucha Pati Ram

The sacred secret. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The courtyard is flooded with daylight. The marble feels cold to the bare feet. A hand pump lies in the corner. This tranquil destination is one of the very few…

Debris of Life & Mind – "Art Admirer" Jordana Marak's Dream, Tura

Sharing a dream. [Text by Jordana Marak, photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] I was headed to a public washroom and to reach there, I had to jump a height of about 1 metre. On jumping, there was a huge bucket…

Mission Delhi - Jagdamba Prasad, Connaught Place

[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] He’s looking like an emissary from a different world — partly because of his dress. Sitting on a sidewalk in central Delhi’s Connaught Place, the white-haired Jagdamba Prasad is attired in a cotton…

Atget’s Corner – 1171-1175, Delhi Photos

The visible city. [By Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi is a voyeur’s paradise and The Delhi Walla also makes pictures. I take photos of people, streets, flowers, eateries, drawing rooms, tombs, landscapes, buses, colleges, Sufi shrines, trees, animals, autos, libraries, birds,…

Debris of Life & Mind – "Still Confused" Akshita Batra's Dream, Sonipat

Sharing a dream. [Text by Akshita Batra, photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] In my dream, I woke up in my bed with my phone right next to my pillow, with some song playing on it. The time on my phone…

City Hangout - Yasin Plaza, Sadar Bazaar, Gurgaon

The joys of signage art. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Here’s a delicious assault of the shop signages. New Fashion House has “parde hi parde,” boasting a great choice of curtains. Sudhiksha Beauty Parlour also happens to be…

City Food - Daulat ki Chaat, Walled City

Taste of winter. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It’s just another smoggy morning in the Walled City’s Galli Chooriwallan street. Some people are in masks, many are not. Lazy dogs are snoozing under vegetable carts, and greedy cats…

Debris of Life & Mind – Digital Marketer Aditya Jadhav's Dream, Nasik

Sharing a dream. [Text by Aditya Jadhav, photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] I’m walking alone in a dense forest. After a while, I come to a clearing to see an ancient building. I walk towards it and enter through the…

City Monument - Dadi-Poti's Tombs, Green Park

Ode to unknowns. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Every granny needs a monument. And every granddaughter, another one close by. This double requirement is perfectly fulfilled in south Delhi’s breezy Green Park locality, which is home to two…

Debris of Life & Mind – Business Student Arsheya Goyal's Dream, Indore

Sharing a dream. [Text by Arsheya Goyal, photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] So this is all about a recurring dream, which I’ve been trying to comprehend. The dream involves this room, which is completely white and glowing, with walls like…