City Vox Popili - A Life in Pankaj’s Day, Delhi

City Vox Popili – A Life in Pankaj’s Day, Delhi

As part of The Delhi Walla series asking citizens to “write down everything you did in one day.” Send yours in 400 words max to thedelhiwallasoofi@gmail.com [Photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] [By Pankaj Gupta, a steel trader in Central Delhi.]…

City Life - Two Cats, Paharai Rajaan

City Life – Two Cats, Paharai Rajaan

Cheeku for Kiwi. [Text and photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] In other news, a household in Old Delhi’s Pahari Rajaan has received a new family member, barely a few days old. The lady of the house is hiding the little…

City Vox Popili - A Life in Affan's Day, Delhi

City Vox Popili – A Life in Affan’s Day, Delhi

As part of The Delhi Walla series asking citizens to “write down everything you did in one day.” Send yours in 400 words max to thedelhiwallasoofi@gmail.com [Photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] [By Affan Alig, a graduate student in Delhi University.]…

City Vox Popili - A Life in Aditya's Day, Bombay

City Vox Popili – A Life in Aditya’s Day, Bombay

As part of The Delhi Walla series asking citizens to “write down everything you did in one day.” Send yours in 400 words max to thedelhiwallasoofi@gmail.com [Photo by Sanyuja Shiledar] [By Aditya Shiledar, a literature student in Bombay.] I begin…

City Vox Popili - A Life in Rahul's Day, Vaishali

City Vox Popili – A Life in Rahul’s Day, Vaishali

As part of The Delhi Walla series asking citizens to “write down everything you did in one day.” Send yours in 400 words max to thedelhiwallasoofi@gmail.com [Photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] [By Rahul Sharma, a “quality analyst” in Vaishali, Ghaziabad.]…

City Life - Nighttime Darkness, Around Town

City Life – Nighttime Darkness, Around Town

Let there be darkness [Text and photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] Never noisy here, not even in the day. It is one of the more serene neighbouhoods in the National Capital Region. The silence deepens at night, but alas! The…

City Vox Popili - A Life in Arpita's Day, Delhi

City Vox Popili – A Life in Arpita’s Day, Delhi

As part of The Delhi Walla series asking citizens to “write down everything you did in one day.” Send yours in 400 words max to thedelhiwallasoofi@gmail.com [Photo by Aditya Ahuja] [By Arpita Chowdhury, a writer, poet, journalist in Delhi.] “The…

City Life - Swearwords, Walled City

City Life – Swearwords, Walled City

Gaalis in the galis. [Text and photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] An elderly man sits all day long outside a long-dead chai shop in Old Delhi’s Mohalla Qabristan. His gestures are courtly, his Urdu pronunciation is flawless, and his every…

City Vox Popili - A Life in Shezi's Day, South Delhi

City Vox Popili – A Life in Shezi’s Day, South Delhi

As part of The Delhi Walla series asking citizens to “write down everything you did in one day.” Send yours in 400 words max to thedelhiwallasoofi@gmail.com [Photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] [By S. Zeyaul Abrar Husain “Shezi”, a “pharma professional”…

City Vox Popili - A Life in Sarthak's Day, Khan Market

City Vox Popili – A Life in Sarthak’s Day, Khan Market

As part of The Delhi Walla series asking citizens to “write down everything you did in one day.” Send yours in 400 words max to thedelhiwallasoofi@gmail.com [Photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] [By Sarthak Kaul, a trans-Yamuna writer] I wake up,…