City Secret – Sanjay Akhara, Majnu ka Tila

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Pretentious Gourmand – Diva, GK-II

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Society – Run Lutyens Run

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Searching for a perfect Lutyens’ living room. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] I’m young. I too have a dream. I want to…

Rant – Leave Delhi's Gay Bars Alone

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Special – A House for Mr Musharraf

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Capital Institution – Memories of Stephania

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Society – Delhi's Low Parsi 'Meter'

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Photo Essay – Shab-e-Baraat at Hazrat Nizamuddin

Holy night in the Dargah. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Sunday, August 17. Shab-e-Baraat, the night of destiny when one’s sins are pardoned and the fate sealed for the coming year. Scene: in the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin…

Society – Rich Girls, Handsome Milkmen

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Shahnaz Husain's Capital – Yesterday Tehran, Today Delhi

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. India’s most famous beauty expert copes with the whims of an evolving city. [By Shahnaz Husain; the author’s picture was taken during 1971] I…