Netherfield Ball – Amitav Ghosh’s Book Launch, India Habitat Center

Netherfield Ball – Amitav Ghosh’s Book Launch, India Habitat Center

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] That athletic elderly man in shorts was the hippest man in the crowd. He arrived alone, stayed by himself and looked meditative with a pair of white headphones slung around…

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Jit Shankar Banerjee, Green Park Market

Delhi’s Bandaged Heart – Jit Shankar Banerjee, Green Park Market

Poetry in the city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Delhi Walla arranged to meet poet Jit Shankar Banerjee at his one-room apartment in Green Park Market. In his 20s, Mr Banerjee is a surprise. He is not…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Chaitanya Carlos Kaushik, Delhi High Court

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Chaitanya Carlos Kaushik, Delhi High Court

The 75th death. [Text by Chaitanya Carlos Kaushik; photo by Tribikran Meelee] Chaitanya Carlos Kaushik, 26, died. The end came at two in the afternoon as he stood in the lobby of the Delhi High Court. Mr Kaushik was seen…

Atget’s Corner – 811-815, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 811-815, 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,…