Mission Delhi - Waris Ram, Karol Bagh

Mission Delhi – Waris Ram, Karol Bagh

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It’s so appallingly early on this cold morning, but Waris Ram is already up and about, walking along a deserted street in the west Delhi…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Nargis Hussair, University of Hyderabad

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Nargis Hussair, University of Hyderabad

The 254th death. [Text and photos by Nargis Hussair] Nargis Hussair, 27, died on a hot summer evening. They discovered her in the green pond near her mother’s house in Kerala where she spent most of her childhood. Earlier that…

Mission Delhi - Shivani, Gurgaon

Mission Delhi – Shivani, Gurgaon

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] These days, many of us find friends on Facebook. Here is how little Shivani made one in a Gurgaon park in the Graeter Delhi Region….

City Landmark -  Arman Sewing Machine Repairing Shop, Jaffrabad

City Landmark – Arman Sewing Machine Repairing Shop, Jaffrabad

A thing of beauty. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] A room half-submerged in darkness. Rusty relic-like equipments piled up next to each other. And a man kneeling upon a desk, his hands blackened with grease, his forehead furrowed…

Atget’s Corner – 1156-1160, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 1156-1160, 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 Hangout - Second Class Waiting Hall, Gurgaon Railway Station

City Hangout – Second Class Waiting Hall, Gurgaon Railway Station

Where time slows. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Some places have a character so unique that the air feels saturated with a peculiar distinctness impossible to recreate elsewhere. They seem to exist outside the humdrum of the everyday…

City Monument - The Mosque's Minar, Jama Masjid

City Monument – The Mosque’s Minar, Jama Masjid

Top of the world. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Pigeons have it lucky. They can simply soar upwards to easily mount the imposing dome of Jama Masjid—to take in a panoramic view of not only the Walled City…

Mission Delhi - Paridhi Narayan Singh, Ghaziabad

Mission Delhi – Paridhi Narayan Singh, Ghaziabad

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It’s early morning and Paridhi Narayan Singh is struggling to open her eyes at her parents’ Ghazaiabd apartment in the Greater Delhi Region. She instinctively…

Atget’s Corner – 1151-1155, Delhi Photos

Atget’s Corner – 1151-1155, 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,…