Photo Essay – Chicks of Delhi

[NOTE: This 2008 piece has recently been deleted, after being pointed out by readers as offensive towards women. It indeed was. Sorry.]

Photo Essay – Muharram Mourning, Kashmere Gate

The heart could not hold its tears. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Portraits of grief captured in the Muharram procession in Kashmere gate, Old Delhi. We’re in mourning Ya Hussain Ya Hussain The Karbala Story – listen and…

Photo Essay – 1:24am; Jama Masjid

GO STRAIGHT TO CITY CLASSIFIEDS & CITY EVENTSGO STRAIGHT TO MORE STORIESContact mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com for ad enquiries. Celebrating Ramadan night in the old city. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Midnight hour. Jama Masjid – eyes wide shut. Matia Mahal…

Photo Essay – Easter Sunday, Sacred Heart Cathedral

Easter Sunday couldn’t bridge the social divide. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The Sunday was not sunny and so the overcast sky blew in cool wind and good mood. Lepers and hawkers gathered outside the iron gates of…

Photo Essay – Time Out Lajpat Nagar

Non-stop shoppping in one of Delhi’s busiest bazaars. [Story and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The sandals are pretty but expensive so Mrs. Sarla Nigam is arguing with the sandal walla to come down from Rs 300 to Rs 200…

Photo Essay: To Delhi or Not To Delhi, That is The Question

A Dutch diplomat calls Delhi filthy, but an American scholar seems more riveted than repulsed. Mr. James Mutti is a holder of a Master’s degree in South Asian Studies. Mr Mutti has made three trips to India. He talked to…

Photo Essay: A Short Walk in Connaught Place

[Pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi. They cannot be used without his permission.] The official name of Connaught Place is Rajiv Chowk, named after India’s late Prime Minister. However, it is usually called CP by Delhi Wallas. Its colonial design, built…

Photo Essay: How does a Delhi Walla Commute in the Times of Terrorism?

[Pictues by Mayank Austen Soofi] 8:15 AM: On Way to Office; Bomb Warning in a Delhi Transport Corporation Bus! 8:16 AM: Lurking Fear – Could This Man be a Bomber? THE END

Photo Essay: Delhi Shining – The Metropolis Flaunts its Metro

Courtesy: Amsterdam-based Laurent Clère, who very kindly submitted this photograph to be published in The Delhi Walla.

Photo Essay: Loitering in Daryaganj’s Sunday Book Bazaar

Picture by San Francisco-based Raymond Lee