Delhi Archives – Paan, Around Town

Delhi Archives – Paan, Around Town

[Digging out old stories from The Delhi Walla] A foreign art critic visiting Delhi’s Connaught Place may be forgiven for thinking its red-splattered corridors are a form of abstract expression. Although the dirty white pillars of the colonial-era arcade were…

Atget’s Corner – 891-895, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 891-895, 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 Monument - Unknown Tomb, Pragati Maidan

City Monument – Unknown Tomb, Pragati Maidan

Somebody’s grave. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The tomb is covered with a white silk cloth. It’s torn. The paint on the headstone has partially peeled off to expose the bricks within. One afternoon The Delhi Walla comes…

Photo Essay – DL Number Plate, Around Town

Photo Essay – DL Number Plate, Around Town

The symbol of Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The DL number plates given to cars, auto rickshaws and bikes registered in Delhi frame the view of the city’s roads and streets. These two alphabets arranged together speak…

City Season - Living With PM 2.5, Lodhi Gardens and Elsewhere

City Season – Living With PM 2.5, Lodhi Gardens and Elsewhere

In the world’s most polluted city. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Walking in the Lodhi Gardens in central Delhi is always beautiful. This winter, particularly, do look out for that misty haze of PM 2.5 enveloped around the…

City Notice - State of The Delhi Walla, Website Stats

City Notice – State of The Delhi Walla, Website Stats

The 2015 accounts. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. The Delhi Walla was a respectable run-up. The website was viewed about 820,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit…