Friday, January 01, 2010

Photo Essay 2010 – In Search of Lost Time

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In Search of the Lost Time

On the New Year's eve.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

In 2009, The Delhi Walla captured a few Delhiwallas while they were searching for the lost time.

There they were – in Connaught Place, Nizamuddin Basti, Chitli Qabar, GB Road, Matia Mahal, KG Marg, Khan Market, Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb, GB Road, ITO… They looked as if they had drifted back into an earlier stage of their life, now forever outgrown, never to return.

It was as if they had become indifferent to the existence of the Present. They had grown detached. They had transported themselves to some other city. In this nostalgic state, they seemed more vulnerable than a slaughter-house chicken. But then the consciousness flashed like a lightning and brought them up out of the blackness of the Past and placed them into where they were – in Connaught Place, Nizamuddin Basti, Chitli Qabar, GB Road, Matia Mahal, KG Marg, Khan Market, Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb, GB Road, ITO… And they were Delhiwallas again.

In search of lost time

In Search of Lost Time

In search of lost time

The World of GB Road

In search of lost time

In Search of Lost Time

In search of lost time

In Search of Lost Time

In search of lost time

In Search of Lost Time

In search of lost time

In Search of Lost Time

In search of lost time

In Search of the Lost Time

In search of lost time

In Search of Lost Time

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In Search of Lost Time

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In Search of Lost Time

In search of lost time

City Lights

In search of lost time

Uneasy Lies the Head

In search of lost time

Miss Marple in New Delhi

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2 comments:

Abdusalaam al-Hindi said...

I'm afraid to say this, but I don't get this post. What and who are you talking about?

Abdusalaam
( http://abdusalaam.blogspot.com )

Peter said...

I'e always been mystified by the photo of you reflected in the mirror with a cap, while you are not actually wearing one.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year Mayank!