Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Manika Dhama, Connaught Place

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Manika Dhama, Connaught Place

Poetry in the city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla arranged to meet poet Manika Dhama in the Outer Circle of the Colonial-era Connaught Place. In her late 20s, Ms Dhama is an investment consultant in…

Mission Delhi – Naz Ikramullah, India International Centre

Mission Delhi – Naz Ikramullah, India International Centre

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Settling down at the table by the window, she says, “I will take the grilled fish. At my age, one needs to be figure-concious.” The…

Times of India Review - On Nobody Can Love You More

Times of India Review – On Nobody Can Love You More

Life in the red light. [By Arunima Mazumdar] Arunima Mazumdar of Times of India talked about Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Delhi’s Red Light District, a book by The Delhi Walla, on the newspaper’s website. Click here to…

Photo Essay - Women of Delhi, Around Town

Photo Essay – Women of Delhi, Around Town

Delhi’s lucky women. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Is Delhi India’s rape capital? In December 2012, a 23-year-old girl was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in South Delhi. She died within two weeks. According to…

City Travel – 2012-2013, Andheri East

City Travel – 2012-2013, Andheri East

The Delhi Walla in Bombay. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla spent the final week of 2012 in Bombay. I had Bombay Masala sandwich and marzipan carrot cake at Leopold Café, hot chocolate at Starbucks, pomfret…