City Moment – The Magical Man Spotted at Artist Dayanita Singh's Talk, Italian Cultural Center

City Moment – The Magical Man Spotted at Artist Dayanita Singh’s Talk, Italian Cultural Center

The memorable instant. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] He was alone and he was the first to arrive. One evening The Delhi Walla saw this quiet elderly man at the Italian Cultural Center on Chandragupta Marg. Artist Dayanita…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Samreen Shahbaz, Hunza, Pakistan

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Samreen Shahbaz, Hunza, Pakistan

The 134th death. [Text and self-photo by Samreen Shahba] It was the last Saturday of November. The village and its inhabitants were still recovering from the heavy rain the night before. Little did they know that the old woman running…

City Faith - The Ballad for the Eid Goats, Old Delhi

City Faith – The Ballad for the Eid Goats, Old Delhi

The gifts of sacrifice. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] They all will die. The goats, as well as the occasional camels and buffaloes. The Delhi Walla spent a week walking in the Islamic parts of the Walled City,…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanima Saha, Lutyens's Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanima Saha, Lutyens’s Delhi

The 133rd death. [Text by Tanima Saha; photo by Christopher Gardner] Tanima Saha was found dead in her Lutyens’s Delhi residence earlier today by a bunch of schoolboys. Every morning on their way to school the boys would throw stones…

Atget’s Corner – 951-955, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 951-955, 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,…

City Landmark - H&M Takes Over New Book Depot and ED Galgotia & Sons Booksellers, Connaught Place

City Landmark – H&M Takes Over New Book Depot and ED Galgotia & Sons Booksellers, Connaught Place

The new boss. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Hennes and Mauritz have moved into New Book Depot and ED Galgotia & Sons Booksellers. On August 25 2016, the Swedish clothing multinational H&M opened its largest gleaming outlet in…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Neha Sharma, Dwarka, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Neha Sharma, Dwarka, Delhi

The 132nd death. [Text by Neha Sharma; photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] There were just two things Neha Sharma was sure about in life. One–she could eat pancakes everyday for every meal. Second–someday, she would be one of the oldest…

Netherfield Ball – 'International fame' Poetess Ana Dehlavi Casts a Magical Spell on Her Birthday Celebrations, Ghalib Academy

Netherfield Ball – ‘International fame’ Poetess Ana Dehlavi Casts a Magical Spell on Her Birthday Celebrations, Ghalib Academy

The party secrets. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Sometimes the wide world has space enough only for one person. This evening our rich plenteous earth seems to have been created only for Ana Dehlavi. The Delhi Walla is…

City Library - Yunus Jaffery's Books, Ganj Mir Khan

City Library – Yunus Jaffery’s Books, Ganj Mir Khan

A vanishing world. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] One morning The Delhi Walla enters the library of the city’s great Persian scholar S.M. Yunus Jaffery at his home in the congested Walled City neighborhood of Ganj Mir Khan….

Atget’s Corner – 946-950, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 946-950, 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,…