GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. The blog’s intentions are good, the execution clumsy. [Text by Bina Shah; Picture by Muhammad Zaheer Mohsin] Pakistan’s eminent novelist Bina Shah reviews Pakistan…

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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…

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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,…