Saturday, June 07, 2008

Photo Essay - Chicks of Delhi

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Photo Essay - Chicks of Delhi

Your guide to Delhi's eye candy.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

After exhausting most of the tombs, dargahs, forts, masjids, cafes, bazaars and bookshops, The Delhi Walla has finally compiled a guidebook of what this city is perhaps most admired for: its women. Here is the list of hangouts in the capital where voyeurs can cool off their eager eyes.

Priya Cinema, Basant Lok

The scene outside Priya cinema's box office window at Basant Lok never fails to disappoint. Deep cleavages and low jeans makes this pedestrian strip one of Delhi's most erotically-charged destinations. The air is scented with perfume, cafes are packed with punk-haired kids, and college-goers and day-job yuppies walk hand in hand. Even bookshops are not safe from the invasion of the hotties.

Risk factor: Minimal since the Priya crowd, like ramp walk models, loves to set hearts racing.

Khan Market

Pricey showrooms, trendy restro-bars, and earthy kebab-stalls at Khan Market are the natural home of the beautiful in all hues and varieties—young and old, rich and powerful, desi and expats. Everyone is cool but they're not loud about their cool quotient. They may be botoxed but they never wear fake brands. However, the cleavages here are not that deep.

Risk factor: Quite high but the daring may try.

Paharganj Main Bazaar

If you have a thing for goras, then Paharganj must be your getaway. Its rooftop cafes, roadside bookshops, and makeshift henna stalls shimmer and glimmer with bare arms and barer legs. Loads of Israeli and European tourists lounge about - almost naked!

Risk factor: Not high but the gaze must be shifty so that it escapes notice.

M Block Market, GK-II

Size Zero may be the latest fashion statement but Delhi's attachment to hot aunties with heaving buxoms and salty maturity is always in vogue. Take a trip to M-Block Market and enjoy.

Risk factor: Not high. Aunties like it.

Near Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

If Paharganj tempts by bare flesh, Matia Mahal in Old Delhi allures the senses with delicious mysteries—just what lies beneath those ghunghats and purdahs? Beauty acquires a new meaning. Too bad men wear no veil.

Risk factor: Don't ask.

Statutory warning: Bird watching can be injurious to health.

Bus stop distractions

Photo Essay - Chicks of Delhi

Shy 'n' modest

Camera Shy

Kya bolta tu

Photo Essay - Chicks of Delhi

Beauty in exile

Killings in Lhasa, Unrest in Delhi

Madam in red

Blushing Red

Perfect symmetry

Photo Essay - Chicks of Delhi

Old Delhi babes

Jama Masjid Beauties

Drama queen

Drama Queen

Classical touch

Muslim Women of Delhi

What lies behind?

Burqa Beauties

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely you meant M-Block, GK-I not II???

Meenakshi said...

Not much changes also in year 2008, women still being exploited and this is a huge insult to women by even using a word like 'chicks'. It's disgusting at highest peak and what nothing short of calling it voyeuristic.

Abdusalaam said...

I've seen the last picture in your post titled, "What lies behind" on some other website just the other day. If this picture was taken by you and you haven't given permission to anyone else, let me know and I'll retrace my steps and find out where I saw it. It was on some organization's website. I can't recall though.

Garam Beni said...

hey this was fun.
The girls seem have had as much fun being clicked as you did :)

Mr.Jayakar said...

It's quite distasteful to get pleasure by targetting women as "objects". Real distasteful. Shame. Would you prefer some blogger putting up your wife, girlfriend, sister or mother's photograph and title it "Chicks of Delhi"? Not, of course.

Mayank, have some respect for women.

I'm an old man and thought I was enjoying the site but the standards are not for my old age. Young folks like yourself are much modern. Excuse me, I must not encourage such terrible reading.

Vicissitude said...

LOL!!!!
Good one Mayank. I was greatly impressed by your earlier serious blogs but this one is out of this world.
True man! when we are young we all maintain 'database' but as time goes by we become cynical or worse our fathers i.e. exactly what we started out hating.
And Mr. Jayakar India is still a democratic country isn't it. If you are indeed an old man (by heart) you shouldn't read the blog thats it. The title is suggestive enough of the contents and puritans can easily stay away.
C'mon man this is Delhi and believe it or not Twenty first century has arrived here at last.

punit said...

well,
pics were grrrrrrrrrrrt.
better than other blog sites.

appreciate u
man!!

rajiv said...

hahahahahahahahahaha,U r da best ,mannnnnn...Rajiv

constant traveller said...

I want to do a 'Dicks of Delhi'.
Me thinks its a great idea...thanks for the inspiration Soofi Austen!

Anonymous said...

An awful entry for a mediocre blog .Made my skin crawl to read that! I'm sure you've been slapped many a time by women and if you haven't you ought to be.

Vishal said...

Minus 10 out of Ten (on a scale of 1 to 10).

Mayank, cheap and disgusting reporting Mayank...........

Is it really you?

Or did you outsource blogging to neighbourhood chaiwala while you were out of the town?