City Walk - Raisina Hill Walk, Central Delhi

City Walk – Raisina Hill Walk, Central Delhi

Into the heart of the governing elite. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The 2019 General Election results will be out later this month. By then we’ll have a clear idea of who would be ruling upon us for…

City Walk - Kaka Nagar, Central Delhi

City Walk – Kaka Nagar, Central Delhi

A neighbourhood stroll. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The serene and privileged world of government housing seems nigh unto dead in this sweltering mid-afternoon, here in Central Delhi. Finding a single fellow human walking about in the Kaka…

City  Walk - Charangiari Gali, Gurgaon

City Walk – Charangiari Gali, Gurgaon

Time regained. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] The world here is framed in yesterday’s aesthetics. But this is just a lesser-known address in Gurgaon’s Roshanpura in the National Capital Region. The broad street, however, is lined with buildings…

City Walk - A Journey to Togo, Vasant Vihar

City Walk – A Journey to Togo, Vasant Vihar

Tracking an elusive land. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Most of us might not claim much knowledge about Togo. But this West African country is right there at the Vasant Vihar Metro station. Sort of. Display signs at…

City Walk - Amrita Shergil Marg, Central Delhi

City Walk – Amrita Shergil Marg, Central Delhi

Strolling through a bubble. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] This is a land of bungalows so elegant and trees so grand that each appears to be a republic of its own. A peaceful, hushed world; the traffic is…

City Walk - Midnight Round, India Gate Circle

City Walk – Midnight Round, India Gate Circle

Late night wonder. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Just about anybody moving about in Delhi knows something about that radial enveloping India Gate Circle. It’s usually clogged with traffic, of course. Which is why knowledgeable city guides to…

City Walk - Homely Views, Ashram Flyover

City Walk – Homely Views, Ashram Flyover

Intruding the privacy. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] This is 1. 1. 2019. Let’s make a New Year resolution: To never ever invade people’s privacy, with just one exception today please! In any case we don’t usually get…

City Walk - Bucharest Marg, Vasant Vihar

City Walk – Bucharest Marg, Vasant Vihar

In Romania, without the visa. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Shiny limousines abound in Vasant Vihar where countless embassies of little nations have comfortably parked themselves in fortress-like bungalows. You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that this genteel…

City Walk - Full Moon Street, Asiad Village

City Walk – Full Moon Street, Asiad Village

The dream stroll. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] There’s something you shouldn’t miss before planning to leave Delhi forever. A night stroll along Asiad Village Road leads into one of South Delhi’s best-kept secrets: a virtual forest of…

City Walk - A Secret Track , India Gate Grounds

City Walk – A Secret Track , India Gate Grounds

The path less traveled. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Hard to believe. Right in the heart of Delhi you’ll suddenly run into verdant countryside by merely meandering along a secretive pathway few citizens know about. Of course, you’ll…