Sunday, May 23, 2010

Your Gateway to Alternative Delhi

The Delhi Walla is my Arundhati Roy - Surbhi Jain, a book-lover from Faridabad, near Delhi
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Campus Notepad - Reading Chomsky in Gulistan-e-Gandhi
Jamia Millia University is home to eclectic figures; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Food - Fenn, Matia Mahal
Delhi's most democratic bread; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Gurdwara Seesganj, Chandni Chowk
Holy and serene; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Salim Javeri, Nizamuddin Basti
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Notice – An American Reader Partially Funds The Delhi Walla
Peter Saal gifts a Flickr subscription; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Food – Ram Laddoo, Around Town
Simple and honest; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Season – Amaltas Tree, Hauz Khas Village
The summer’s gift; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Sunita Pandit, Palika Bazaar Park
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Food - Samosa, Delite Cinema & Scindia Lane
Delhi’s biggest and smallest samosas; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Monument - Mughal Masjid, Mehrauli
Delhi’s most beautiful mosque; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Love, Friendship, Sex
What Delhiwallas want; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Kareem Khan, Nehru Place
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Food – Lassi, Chandni Chowk
The cool yoghurt drink; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Kitchen – Julia Child in GB Road
The great chef's life in Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Locality – Middle Lane, Connaught Place
Nobody loves it; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Ram Swaroop Sharma, India Gate Maidan
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Food - Number Walli Kulfi, Old Delhi
The sweet game; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Faces of Delhi
Your people, my people; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Rajiv Gandhi Setu, Ring Road
An urban refuge; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Surinder, Pataudi House
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Environment – Yamuna River, Jamuna Bazaar
Delhi's holy maa; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Tughlakabad Fort, Near Badarpur
The solitary savageness; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Neighbourhood – Kashmere Gate, North Delhi
In search of lost time; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Interview – Fatima Bhutto, Pakistani Author
The new Daughter of the East; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Festival - Urs, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
Celebrating the saint's death; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi - Muhammad Waseem, Near Barakhamba
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Red Fort, Old Delhi
The necessary ruin; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pakistan Diary - Travels in My Country
The Delhi Walla in the fatherland; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi - Rachana Rao Umashankar, Shahpur Jat
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Hijron ka Khanqah, Mehrauli
A getaway for the eunuchs; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – The Heartbeat of Delhi
Connaught Place after 8 pm; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Aarti, GB Road
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Safdarjung Road
Inside the Lutyens' bungalow; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Season – Leaf-dropping in Delhi
The Capital’s fall; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Notice - Jashn e Khusrau, Sufi Festival
From March 4th to 14th; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Sarah Rose, Cathedral Church of the Redemption
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – The Curious Case of Kaloo
The darling of Jor Bagh; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Music - The Real Sufi Stars
The qawwals of Hazrat Nizamuddin; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Nicholson Cemetery, Kashmere Gate
The other world; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Syed Haider Raza, Hauz Khas Enclave
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

The Independent View - On Mission Delhi
Praise for the project; by Andrew Buncombe

Photo Essay - Sense of the Place
In love with clichés; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi - Muhammad Aslam, Nizamuddin Basti
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Season – Palika Bazaar Park, Connaught Place
Short and beautiful; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Sujan Singh Park Diary – My Life with Khushwant Singh
On Delhi’s legendary writer; by Sadia Dehlvi

City Secret - Jain Svetambar Temple, Kinari Bazaar
The luxury of the ascetics; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Deen Dayal, Safdarjung Enclave
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Kamla Market, Central Delhi
Asia’s big air-cooler bazaar; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Stockholm – The Delhi Walla Enters the Nobel Prize Club
The blogger’s photography gets recognition; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Sumanta Roy, Khan Market
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Hauz Khas Ruins, South Delhi
Verses in stone; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Hardayal Municipal Public Library, Daryaganj
The newspaper readers' club; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Rakesh Chandra, Connaught Place
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Khan-i-Khana's Tomb, Nizamuddin East
Scarred with beauty; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Report – The Delhi Walla in Jaipur
Notes from the fifth Jaipur Literature Festival; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Basant Celebrations, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
Colour me yellow; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi - Changa Kumar, Hauz Khas Village
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Birla Temple, Mandir Marg
The land of Vishnu; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Kitchen – Julia Child in Jorbagh
The great chef's life in Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Raja Bookstore, Paharganj
Almost like Paris; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi - Aanchal Malhotra, Jama Masjid
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Razia Sultana's Tomb, Pahari Bhojla
India's first woman ruler is sleeping here; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Commute – Business Class for Delhi Metro?
The mass in the mass rapid transit system; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Pooja, Paharganj
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Begumpuri Masjid, Sarvapriya Vihar
Simple and grand; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Neighbourhood - Pratap Street, Daryaganj
The alley’s private life; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay 2010 – In Search of Lost Time
On the New Year's eve; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Mushirul Hasan, JNU Campus
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Season’s Greetings, Bhikaji Cama Place
Lest we forget; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Cinemas - SRS, JAM, BIG, MMX, G3S
The PVRisation of film halls; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Faith - Muharram & Christmas
Mourning and celebrating; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi - Satnam Singh Juneja, Pratap Street
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Agrasen ki Baoli, Connaught Place
The well of solitude; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Faith – Ramayan Paath, Sahibabad
Finding peace in the Hindu epic; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Shankar, Matia Mahal
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Living - Too Many Delhis
It's too varied; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Traffic Jam, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
The carefree hours; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi - Berenice Ellena, Jangpura
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Confessions - What I Really Did
Schmap Madrid Guide has liked The Delhi Walla; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline GB Road – Sex Workers Want License
Delhi’s red light district is hopeful; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Gole Park, Windsor Place
An urban Shanghri-la; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – Muhammad Salim, Mathura Road
One of the one per cent in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mission Delhi – One Per Cent in 13 Million
Cracking the city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Chanakya Cinema, Central Delhi
The landmark has vanished; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Sighting - Arundhati Roy, Jamia Millia Islamia
She was mobbed by admirers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Mirza Ghalib's Tomb, Nizamuddin Basti
Restoring the dignity of Delhi's greatest poet; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Celebrating Arundhati Roy
On the Delhi-based author's 48th birthday; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Plunder – Jantar Mantar, 19/11
Delhi’s historic solar observatory attacked; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Delhi Kishanganj Railway Station
An urban haven; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Experience – Dawn @ Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
A must-see sight before you die; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Are you an Upper Class Delhi Walla?
We all have dreams; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – Abdul Rehman, Old Delhi Romeo
Love in the Walled City; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Women Are Not Allowed Inside Nizamuddin Dargah
They say it's the tradition; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Sighting – Khushwant Singh, Hotel Le Meridian
Delhi's dirty old man; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Hindon Railway Bridge, Ghaziabad
A must-see for trainspotters; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Living – Hauz Khas Village, South Delhi
A new morning at a new address; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Sighting - Ved Mehta, Meharchand Market
The American memoirist was seen with wife; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Feature – Foreign Babe in Shahjahanabad
On her own in Old Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Aleksandr Pushkin, Mandi House
The Russian abroad; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Fatehpuri Masjid, Walled City
Its simplicity is magical; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City History - Sunday Book Bazaar, Daryaganj
The origins of the market; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Chhat Pooja, India Gate
Delhi’s several colours; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Feature – Why is Old Delhi So Dirty?
The existential question; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Will in the World
Chasing Delhi’s most popular historian; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Neighbourhood - GB Road, Delhi-6
The Capital's red light district; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Nature Notepad – Searching for the Delhi October
Winters must be coming; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Feature – William Dalrymple, The White Mughal
Delhi’s most famous expat author; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Resident – Santosh Puri, Central News Agency
Her kingdom, her stories; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Commandments – For a World Class Delhi
A Singaporean’s hard talk with Delhiwallas; by Phebe Bay

Obituary - Connaught Place, Central Delhi
The British-built district's distinctness has disappeared; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Resident - Editor, Nizamuddin East
India's most written about dog; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – Vijay Chauhan, The Dishwasher
Tracing Mahatma Gandhi’s complex legacy; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Guide - The Eighth City of Delhi
The Sufi underworld; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary – The Last Word
Looking at Delhi with new eyes; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary – The Farewell Symphony
The last day in the Spanish Capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary – The Iberian Sky
Poetry in the heavens; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary – The Beautiful People
Portraits from Spain; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary – Metro Melodies
Time out in the Alonso Martinez stop; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary – Their Monuments, Our Monuments
Time out in San Lorenzo De El Escorial; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary - Second Day, Second Show
Time out in the Spanish Capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Madrid Diary - First Day, First Show
Time out in the Spanish Capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Hotel Taj Mahal, Church Mission Road
A well-kept secret; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Letter from the Reader – On Publishing Slanderous Comments
The dilemma of free speech on the internet; by Jess Sikand

City Life – Delhi’s Beautiful People
Loving the 'filthy' Yamuna; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Connaught Place in Mid-Life Makeover
Capturing the re-rise of a Delhi landmark; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Personal Life – Fast, Pray, Love
Going foodless in Ramzan; by Sadia Dehlvi

Campus Life - The iGen, Delhi University
The new blood; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Bagh-e-Bedil, Opposite Pragiti Maidan
In the dead poet’s society; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Neighbourhood – BP Road, near Ajmeri Gate
The XXX fantasies; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Neighbourhood – Karol Bagh, West-Central Delhi
It has energy, warmth and sinful street food; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Delhi@Night
It's dangerous, but beautiful; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – A Love Story
A thumri singer on the love of her life; by Vidya Rao

City Life – The Joys of Childhood
Two in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital News - Jane Austen is Coming to South Delhi
Bollywood is adapting Emma in this city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Husseini Hotel, Nizamuddin Basti
A poor man’s eatery, since the '40s; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Plus – The Second-hand Bookstores of Paharganj
Finding thrill in unexpected places; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Walk - Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
A trip into the heart of the Walled City; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – DDA Park, Opposite Purana Qila
A mystery best left unsolved; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Guests - Three Pakistanis in a Gurgaon Mall
A slice of their Delhi afternoon; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Is Delhi Rude?
Exposing the truth; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Interview - Ali Sethi, Pakistani Novelist
On writing and related concerns; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Travel – Encounter at the Black Mosque
The passage to Nizamuddin Basti; by Marina Bang

Viewpoint – Why Scorn Delhi’s Expat Community?
A South Delhi expat makes a point; by Anonymous

Photo Essay – The Cost of Living
Poor people and the price of water; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Citizen Profile - Mr Jones, Greater Kailash-I
He needs a mate; by Vasantha Angamuthu

City Landmark – NYC Unisex Salon, Hauz Khas Market
Delhi’s first LGBT friendly salon; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Diary – The Power of Faith
Beauty as seen in a sufi shrine; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Kuldeep Booksellers, Daryaganj
A must-visit for book lovers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital News – The Delhi Walla Gets Jane Austen-ised
An honour too good to be true; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Season - The Rain, 23/7
One afternoon in Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Education – Delhi’s Little Red Book
Quotations from The Delhi Walla; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Once Delhi, Now Delhi
The city down the decades; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Personals – Matchmaking in Delhi
They all are well-known people; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Notepad - Udaipur, "The World's Best City for Travellers"
Weekend getaway in Rajasthan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Khan Market Metro Stop
The Metro would change Delhi's face after a few more years - and accidents; by Mayank Austen Soofi

The Delhi Walla Interview – Ms Rakhshanda Jalil on her New Avatar
She has become a fiction writer; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – Auto-cracy in Delhi
The ride of your life; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Virus – The Delhi Walla Gets Chicken Pox
Taking things in stride; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Escape – Khwaja Baqi Billah’s Dargah, Sadar Bazaar Area
The silence of the tombs; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Resident – Ms Noor Bano, The Homeless
One in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Interview – Mr Seth’s Suitable Girl
The author of A Suitable Boy talks to The Delhi Walla

City Getaways – Delhi in the Time of Monsoon
Where to enjoy the rains; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Reporting – Delhi High Court Legalizes Gay Sex
First comments, first reactions; by Mayank Austen Soofi

First Thought - Freedom at Midmorning
Delhi High Court has legalized homosexuality; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Terminal 1D, Indira Gandhi International Airport
It's better than Bombay's; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Event – Delhi’s 2nd Gay Pride Parade
It was bigger than the first; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Report – Municipal Council of Delhi Vs Daryaganj’s book bazaar
The uncertain future of the Sunday market; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Notepad – The Scooter Women of Udaipur
Weekend getaway in Rajasthan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Notepad – The Strange Encounter with a Rajput Prince
Weekend getaway in Udaipur, Rajasthan; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Maximum City – Do You Like Delhi?
The Capital is everyone’s favorite punching bag; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Literature – Twilight in Delhi, Ahmed Ali
The definitive Old Delhi novel; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Planner - Six Day Tweeting in Delhi
What are you doing this week; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – The Full Circle Bookshop & Café Turtle, Khan Market
Moved from the front lane to the middle lane; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – The Sufi Eunuchs
The beautiful sex; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Gandhi-King Plaza, India International Center
The Macondo of the mind; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Campus Life - Dream Dating in Delhi University
Different types, different needs; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Campus Life – Delhi University Dreams
What it takes to get into it; by Antara Raghavan

City Life – The Two Wives of Mr Kumar
Family picnic in Lodhi Garden; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Institution – Indian Coffee House, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
It may or may not shut down; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Asset – Arundhati Roy Sighting
In Nizamuddin Basti; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Bollywood Seller, Ballimaran
Selling Shah Rukh in Ghalib’s territory; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Big City Loneliness
1 in 13 million; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Classifieds – Book Search for Shakespeare
A special copy needed; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Guest – Lychees in Delhi
They stay here for two months; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Reporting – The Connaught Place Facelift
Botox shot for Delhi's heart; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Guest – Mr Bond in Delhi
A beloved author’s links to this city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Amaltas Trees, Hailey Road
The best part of Delhi summers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Note – The Delhi Walla Gets a Sponsor
A reader has paid for this blogsite's flickr account

City Wonder – The Kite Flier of Nizamuddin Basti
The office peon's magic hour; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Scene – Book Launch Parties
They are now bigger, glitzier, informal; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Books of The Times - 'Ruined by Reading', by Mayank Austen Soofi
The definitive Delhi novel; review by Michiko Kakutani

City Hangout – Zaki Cybercafé, Nizamuddin Basti
Discovering globalization, halal style; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint – What About The Delhi Walla?
The future of The Delhi Walla, and 'The Delhi Walla'; by Anonymous

Capital Season - Delhi in the Time of Summer
Finding comfort in a steaming sun-drenched city; by Anuja Chauhan

City Guide – Hauz Khas, Near Green Park
Romancing in the ruins; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Regret - On Ms Amita Malik’s Library on the Road
Ms Malik's nephew writes to The Delhi Walla; by Sarbjit Roy

City Life – The Fruit Seller of Daryaganj
Living it honestly; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Regret - A Booklover's Library on the Road
Late film critic Amita Malik's books sold to a ragpicker; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Talk – Sadia Dehlvi, Author of Sufism, The Heart of Islam
The first copy of her first book has reached her home; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Guide – Time Out Tibet
Experiencing Lhasa in Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Asset – Arundhati Roy Sighting
At The Book Shop, Jorbagh Market; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Maximum City – The Curious Case of Mr Dorji Hayer
Being Indian in the Indian Capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Maximum City – A Young Kashmiri in Town
Being Indian in the Indian Capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Life – Making Love in Autos
Couples say it's safer; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Khushwant Singh, Sujan Singh Park
Delhi’s celebrated author in his winter years; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Bitching – The Delhi Walla is a Slimy Guy
Overheard in a bullet train in Korea; by Namya Sinha

Capital Walk – Raisina Hill, Lutyens' Delhi
An empire of stones; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Manners – Shoe Throwing Gets an OK
Delhi becoming less courteous; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mumbai Diary – Why Delhi is Better than Bombay
The great city has grown less great; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Heritage - Baoli, Nizamuddin Basti
A 700-year-old monument gets its first full makeover; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Timeless Art Book Studio, Kotla Mubarakpur
Delhi's best coffee-table bookshop gets a second life; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Obituary – Qasim Ali, A Good Man
He died on March 29th, aged 25; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Table for One - Everest Café, Paharganj
Food lovers' guide to Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

The New Dalit - Praveen Parcha, Valmiki Sadan
He is against job reservations for Dalits; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Opinion – Polka Club's Pink Paradox
Delhi's sole Saturday night gay disco is horrid; by Anonymous

Real Estate Classified – Flat Wanted in Nizamuddin or Jangpura
Air conditioners a must to survive Delhi summer; by Satya Prateek

City Pleasure – Street Cricket, India Gate
Delhi loves its cricket; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Citywalk Mall, Saket
Malling in the time of slump; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – Gay Saturdays at Polka Club, Kailash Colony
Chasing the pink rupee; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Ahmedabad Diary – The Idea of the Hindu State
The city’s Hindu youth have forgotten the anti-Muslim progroms; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Notepad – Not so Delhi
Six un-Dilli experiences; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Gujarat Notepad – The Enigma of Mr Modi
Understanding the charisma of India’s most divisive politician; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Artist – Keywan, Landscape Painter
An afternoon with a Sainik Farms-based artist; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Diary – Narmada River, Surat-Ahmedabad Highway
A fisher boy with river secrets; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Surat Notepad – Asmita Makwana, the Bandit Queen
Kudi Gujarat ki; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Notepad – Surat, Gujarat
Jai Ho to the Surati rickshaws; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Notepad – Surat, Gujarat
A beautiful but divided city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Guide - Main Bazaar, Paharganj
Delhi's smoggiest zone is worth a visit; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Delhi is a Bitch
How the city lost its virginity; by Anonymous

The New Dalit - Neeta Vaid, Valmiki Sadan
She wants other people to bow before her; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Rajiv Gandhi Jhuggi Camp, East Delhi
Slum guide for dummies; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Maximum City – Being Indian in the Indian Capital
A young man from Kashmir says that India is not his country; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Delhi – Slipper Thrown At Arundhadti Roy, Auctioned Off at Jantar Mantar
Sign of the times; from a newspaper clipping

The New Dalit – Sanjay Salwan, Valmiki Sadan
He wants to be the world's best saxophone player; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Feature – My Dad's Bookshop, My Dad's Customers
An insider's gossip on Delhi's most eclectic bookstore; by Jairaj Singh

Valentine's Day 2009 – The Lover Boy of Nizamuddin Basti
This butcher has a lamb's heart; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Around Town – Kareena Kapoor Sighting
The Bombay star was in Connaught Place; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Purani Dilli on a High
Allah is closer to Old Delhi rooftops; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Series - The New Dalit
The changing world of Delhi's 'untouchables'; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Guest - Daniyal Mueenuddin, Pakistani Author
Hanging out in Lodhi Garden; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Hero – Vicky Roy, Ragpicker turned Lensman
Delhi's own 'slumdog millionaire'; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – St Stephen’s College, North Campus
Its snob value is worth it; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Citizen Profile – Naz Ikramullah, Artist
A Pakistani-Canadian who is a Delhiwalli, too; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Blood Letting in Old Delhi
Here illnesses are cured by slashing the body with blades; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Watch – The Twin Worlds of GB Road
The many faces of Delhi's red light district; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Sky Spotting, Around Town
In love with the deceitful season; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Barack Special – What's Obama to Me?
Asking for Obama in Delhi's Dalit Colony; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Barack Special - Obama Puri to Obama Vihar
What if Barack Obama was a Delhi neighbourhood; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – We are the Beauty Queens
They’re lovable and beautiful; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Institution - Sunday Book Bazaar, Daryaganj
Your guide to Delhi's biggest book market; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Nightmare - "Girls are coming, let's tease them"
Private horror zones in India’s rape capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – Ta Ta Thayya in a Thuk Thuk
Dial a Delhi auto for Bollywood item numbers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Understanding Delhi and The Delhi Walla
A PhD scholar at Stanford gives his take on this blogsite; by Gaurav Sood

Photo Essay – Enter from the Backside
Delhi’s English is a very funny language; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Season – The Midnight Summer's Dream
It’s not winter but summer that makes Delhi bloom; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Letter from Lahore - Delhi Belongs to Pakistanis, Too
A case for complex identities sans politics; by Raza Rumi

Delhi Diary – January 1, 2009
Starting the New Year with a Delhi cliché; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Diary - December 31, 2008
Let's meet next year; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Book Review - Curfewed Night; Basharat Peer
A former Delhi-based journo writes his first book on homeland Kashmir; by Sumaira Samad

City Society – Maids in Gay Households
How do they cope; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Community - The Wandering Christmas Choir
On the footsteps of an unsual band of carol singers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Community - Christmas Eve, 2008
Translating X-mas to Bada Din; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Business - Bahrisons is Expanding
A south Delhi landmark is coming to west Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Living - Where is Your Second Home?
Seeking private spaces in public places; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Khan Market After Dark
When life fizzles out of Delhi’s most uppity joint; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Safdarjung’s Tomb, Near AIIMS
The poor man’s Humayun Tomb; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Apology – To Ms Anoushka Shankar, the Sitar Player
A case of mistaken identities; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Exploration - Park End Colony, Karkardooma
Exodus from the Walled City; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Fact & Fiction, Basant Lok
Inside Delhi’s wildly eclectic bookstore; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel - TIPS TO TOES IN SERVICE OF NATION
A Delhi writer follows Sign Language lessons on the Border Roads; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bombay 26/11 Editorial - Rich India's Gravest Hour
Why should no-star India cry for 5-star India; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bombay 26/11 – Life in the Time of Terrorism
Bombay attacks have changed Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Chabad House, Paharganj
A home for travelling Jews; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bombay 26/11 - Pakistan for Mumbai
Not all Pakistani hands are stained with the Indian blood; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bombay 26/11 – Delhi is Far
The show goes on in the Capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Bombay – Oh Taj, 26/11
All Delhi wallas are Mumbaikars today; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital View – The Best of Delhi
What do ex-Delhi wallas miss about the city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Classic - Sablok Clinic, Daryaganj
The legendary sex clinic promises a 'cure' for homosexuality; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Season – Winter in Delhi
Delhi ceases to be Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Maximum City -- Being Indian in the Indian Capital
A lady from Northeast India is called 'chinky noodle' in Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life – Spit Please, This is Delhi
The capital has a rich spitting culture; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Walk - ITO Crossing
One morning at Delhi's most irksome traffic intersection; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Neighbourhood -- A Booklover's Life in Ballimaran
All he want is some quiet; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Community -- How Delhi Treat its Biharis
There's a kind of soft aggression against the community; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Society - Darker than Obama
What does Barack's victory means to dark-skinned Delhi wallas; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Obama - American Center, KG Marg
Recording the dawn of Obama age; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Obama Special - Obama's Delhi Boys
How Delhi's Democrats helped Obama become the US Prez; by Carolyn Sauvage-Mar

City Wildlife - Roar of the White Tiger
A week in the life of the beast; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - The Book Shop, Jorbagh & Khan Market
The past, present and future of Delhi's lovable bookstore; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Muslim Talk - "Ammi was Shocked to See Half-Naked Girls in Barista"
Chatting with two ladies in Jamia Nagar; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Guest Column – The Delhi Walla is Fake
This blog presents an incomplete Delhi and stereotype the Muslims; by Sushant

Recommendation – Time Out Nizamuddin Basti
The soul of Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - India Habitat Center as a Dating Zone
The hangout for art-loving romantic couples; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Mehrauli - No Fervour for Phool Waalon ki Sair
A terrorist attack has disturbed the fragility of our multi-religious society; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Watch - Is New Friends Colony Friendlier?
The strange logic behind the naming of Delhi locales; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Book Review – The Immigrant, Manju Kapur
Delhi’s middle-class chronicler enters a new territory and fails; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Walk – Gali Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran
Strolling in Mirza Ghalib’s street; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Life - Self in the City
Discovering one’s own presence in Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Bihar Diary VI, Dignity at All Cost
Losing everything but not grace; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Walk – Hailey Road, Near Connaught Place
A must visit for solitary seekers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Citizen Profile - Kareem, The Bookseller of Nehru Place
Delhi's elusive street artist; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Debut - Solar Rickshaws, Chandni Chowk
New commute in the city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Times - Uneasy Lies the Head
Donning a Muslim skullcap; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Eid Mubarak, Old Delhi
All happy families are alike; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Decline - Bookless in Delhi
The city's bookworld may be dying; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Letter from Jamia Millia - One Night in the Boys' Hostel
A peek into the mind of young Muslims; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Delhi Photo Company, Janpath
A photography studio that has survived the modern times; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Commute - Lady in Red, AC Buses
The Delhi Walla takes a ride; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bihar Diary-V: In the Heart of Darkness
Sorrows of a far-flung correspondent; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Jamia Nagar - Delhi's Rich Muslim Ghetto
The Muslim boom town in the capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Nonsense - A Chick lit for Delhi Girls
Offering a book proposal; by Mayank Austen Soofi

9/13 Opinion - Scavengers in the Blast Sites
To be or not to be a reporter; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bihar Diary-IV: Love and Loss
Don't forget Bihar's personal tragedies; by Mayank Austen Soofi

9/13 – Memoirs of the Day After
Making sense in the aftermath; by Priya Sen

9/13 Photo Essay – Delhi in Grief
Let the Capital cry; by Mayank Austen Soofi

9/13 – Serial Bomb Blasts Rock Delhi
O Delhi, my Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bihar Diary-III: Papa, I Don’t Wanna Go Home
The Delhi Walla in the flood hit Bihar; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bihar Diary-II: Misery in the Water World
The Delhi Walla volunteers in the flood hit Bihar; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bihar Diary-I: First Impressions
The Delhi Walla goes to volunteer in the flood hit region; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Guide – Thank God It’s Ramzan
Festive guide to Muslim Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Buzz - Castro Café, Jamia Milia
Young life in the university canteen; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Sanjay Akhara, Majnu ka Tila
A special camp for wrestlers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Pretentious Gourmand - Diva, GK-II
Gluttony at Delhi's priciest stand-alone restaurant; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Society - Run Lutyens Run
Searching for a perfect Lutyens’ living room; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Rant - Leave Delhi's Gay Bars Alone
A response to The Delhi Walla's article on Peg N Pints; by Priya Sen

Special - A House for Mr Musharraf
Pakistan's former Prez should return to his hometown Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Institution - Memories of Stephania
On St Stephen's, Delhi's most prestigious college; by Shashi Tharoor

Society - Delhi's Low Parsi 'Meter'
The city's Parsis are struggling to survive; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Shab-e-Baraat at Hazrat Nizamuddin
Observing the holy night in the Dargah; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Society - Rich Girls, Handsome Milkmen
A south Delhi girls runs off with a doodhwaala; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Capital Memory - Yesterday Tehran, Today Delhi
Coping with the whims of an evolving city; by Shahnaz Husain

Citizen Profile - Rohit Malik, Delhi's Struggling Blogger
Confronting, fighting and surviving odds; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Defence Colony Dreams
Living a Happy India life in South Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Buzz - Barack's Backroom Boys in Delhi
Yanks play their politics in the Indian capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Exclusive - Pakistani Novelist Reviews The Delhi Walla's Sister Site
Pakistan Paindabad's intentions are good, the execution clumsy; by Bina Shah

Column - Delhi by the Book
A Pakistani blogger-author is writing a travelogue on Delhi; by Raza Rumi

City Sightseeing - Heritage Tour 2008
A tour of the 21st century Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Demolishing the Unwanted
This ain't no city for the poor; by Mayank Austen Soofi

In Town - Readers of Arundhati Roy
Possessed by The God of Small Things; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Bus No. 620
Sightseeing in Delhi's most scenic bus route; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Pulse - 7pm in Khan Market
Life in Delhi's Upper East Side; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Feature - Talking Life in GB Road
With sex workers in Delhi's red-light district; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Feature - Delhi, the City of Villages
There are 275 of them in the metropolis; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Notes - No Women Inside Nizamuddin Dargah
Shame on the house of Delhi's best known Sufi shrine; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Getaways from Middle Class Delhi
Save me from respectable people; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Cityscape - Will Delhi Wake Up to its Heritage?
Sexing up the city's ruins; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special - 29/6, The Day Delhi Came Out
Interview with Lesley Esteves, of Delhi Queer Pride Committee; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Weekend Getaway - Nainital Behind the Mist
A journey into an Himalayan lake town; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Living - Gay Couple in Delhi
An American expat talks about same-sex relationships; by James Baer

Special - Crass is the City
Delhi Chief Minister calls Delhi the "most crass and show-offish city"; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - No Gas Masks in Delhi Metro
Smelly commute and other woes in the city metro; by Sanchita Guha

City Life - Reading Lolita in Delhi
A stranger in one's own city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Commuting - Delhi’s Dream Bus
Wish list for an ideal city bus; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Delhi-Lahore Hip Factor
Young life in both cities is a blend of cafe culture and retail nirvana; by Raza Rumi

City LIfe - On the Banks of Yamuna
A dream city by the dream river; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Chicks of Delhi
Your guide to the city's eye candy; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Living - No Room for Love Making
Young Delhiwallas can't find a place for sex; by Steven Baker

Photo Essay - Bookshop Romance of Delhi
The city has a love for books; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Discount Shopping at Humayun's Tomb
Malls, monuments, malls, monume...malls; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Jane Austen in Delhi
What if Delhi had its own Jane Austen Society; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Living - Those Delhi Summers
Delhi's wretched heat has lost its zing; by Sadia Dehlvi

Obituary - The Bookworm, Connaught Place
Delhi’s legendary bookstore is to die, aged 31; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – The Joys of Poverty
Shame and shamelessness in the walled city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Life - Raving 'n' Ranting in Gay Delhi
Friday night in an über-fashionable club; by a discrete Delhi walla

Guest Column - From Djinns to Pandavas
My journey into the mysteries of Delhi; by Rudradeep Chakrabarti

Photo Essay – Arundhati Roy Sightings
There goes the jazz tune; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Opinion - What's Wrong with The Delhi Walla?
This blogsite has lost its focus; by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji

Pssss of the Town - Bird Scare, LSD hangover
All the news that’s not fit to print; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Hazrat Sarmad Shaheed, Old Delhi
In the shrine of Delhi’s naked sufi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Neighbourhood – Gole Market
Excursion into the British-built district; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel – Mapping the Muslim Delhi
A city that shaped the contours of Indo-Muslim identity; by Raza Rumi

Culture – Inside Khushwant Singh’s Living Room
In the company of Delhi’s living landmark; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Razia Sultan’s Tomb, Near Turkman Gate
A walk into the past; by Mayank Austen Soofi

“There’s No Exclusive Gay Pub in Delhi But…” – Interview with a Gay Blogger
Conversations with a man who runs a blog on the city’s gay life; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Around Town - Sadia Dehlvi, the Rickshaw Walli
The writer's second car is a...cycle rickshaw; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Culture - Din Duniya, a Gentle Madness
One man's struggle to save a dying Urdu publication; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – The Pee Men of Delhi
Give them a wall and they will pee; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Lhasa Diary - From Delhi to Tibet, and Back
My search for home; by a Tibetan refugee

City Secret - Indian Coffee Depot, Tolstoy Lane
An excellent coffee store that no-one knows; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Jamia Nagar - No Pizzas for Muslims
Fast-food chains don't deliver in Delhi's Muslim ghetto; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Opinion - The Why of Hating Delhi
This city sucks big time; by a discrete Delhi walla

Profile – R V Smith, Delhi’s Classic Chronicler
The city has ignored its most endearing lover; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Diary – Evenings with Jahanara Fakeera
Strange encounters in the tomb of a woman sufi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel Guide - 36 Hours in New Delhi
Weekend out in India's most happening metropolis; by Somini Sengupta

Opinion - No Rickshaws in Chandni Chowk
City planners have lost it; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Jantar Mantar Diary – Killings in Lhasa, Unrest in Delhi
Amidst the city's Tibetan citizens (6 pics inside); by Mayank Austen Soofi

Living - The Garden Lovers of Delhi
Discover favrouite gardens for discrete dating; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Ghalib Academy, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti
Den of the dead poet's society; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Women's Day Special - Chasing the Working Women of Delhi
Living a hard but independent life (9 pictures inside); by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Diary – No City for a Muslim
Personal account of discrimination against Muslims; by Saif

Citizen Profile - A Coolie's Chronicle
A porter's life in the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Neighbourhood - Majnu Ka Teela, The New Paharganj
A new backpacker ghetto in town; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dubai Diary – Dilli Door Ast, or Delhi is Far
A Delhi girl finds a better life in the middle-eastern metropolis; by Manika Dhama

Profile - Raza Rumi, A Pakistani About Town
A budding writer from Lahore visits the city of his beloved author; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"I Don't Like Delhi's Crotch-Grabbing, Foul-Mouthed Coarseness"-Exclusive Interview with Siddhartha Basu, India's No. 1 Quiz Master
The iconic face of Indian TV finishes his conversations with The Delhi Walla

City Secret – Afternoon Siesta, Hazrat Nizamuddin
A retiring refuge in this noisy city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Dateline Delhi – Taslima Nasreen in Town
Arundhati Roy demands Indian citizenship for the exiled Bangladeshi author; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Opinion – Jama Masjid in Danger
The sanctity of the ancient quarter is at risk; by Sadia Dehlvi

Opinion – Kill the Jama Masjid
City planners to build an underground mall next to this historic mosque; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Neighbourhood - Punjabi Bagh
Your guide to Delhi's signature district; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi & Lahore – A Tale of Two Cities
Exploring the brother-city Lahore; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"The Sweet Smell of Hash Filled the Nooks and Corners of St. Stephen's" - Interview with Siddhartha Basu, India's No. 1 Quiz Master (Part II)
The iconic face of Indian TV muses on Delhi with The Delhi Walla

Page 3 Delhi – Pssss of the Town
All the news that’s not fit to print; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Shopping – Card Street, Chawri Bazaar
A street dedicated to wedding cards; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"Bombay is now my Karmabhoomi, Not Delhi" - Exclusive Interview with Siddhartha Basu, India's No. 1 Quiz Master (Part I)
The iconic face of Indian TV sits down with The Delhi Walla

Photo Essay – Muharram Mourning, Kashmiri Gate
The heart could not hold its tears; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Antique Coins, Daryaganj
From Mughal-era to Czarist coins; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Carrom Clubs, Muslim Delhi
Stumbling into a secret society; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint – My Delhi Vs Lucknow, Punjabis and the Americans
The city is changing its hues; by Sadia Dehlvi

Media Report - The Delhi Walla is the Most Compelling and Attractive Indian Blog
Mail Today newspaper, part of the India Today Group, is awestruck by this blogsite

January 1st, 2008 - Letter from The Delhi Walla
Coming home to Dilli; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Merry Christmas - Organ Music, Cathedral Church of Redemption
Listing to pipe organ in the Sunday service; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark - Sapru House, Barakhamba Road
Chronicling the decline of a great institution; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Sightseeing - On a High in Jama Masjid
Watching 21st century Delhi from a 17th century minaret; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi for Children - Teddy Bears in Shining India
Build-a-Bear Workshop for rich people's children; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Page 3 Delhi – Pssss of the Town
All the news that's not fit to print; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Trends - Tea Rooms in Delhi
From New Delhi's Chai-bars to Old Delhi's Chai-khanas; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – The New Jumbo Point
A new watering hole for plane watchers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"Delhi's Muslim Culture is Dying" - Interview with Sadia Dehlvi
The irrepressible Delhi walli talks on her Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Culture – Anita Desai in Town
The venerable novelist visits her old city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Weekend Getaway - Pragpur, Himachal Pradesh
Taking a break in the Himalayan foothills; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Eating - Winter Breakfast in Old Delhi
Paya-Nihari under the shadow of Jama Masjid; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Diary - Living in Jangpura Extension
House hunting in Delhi's middle-class neighbourhood; by Lesley E

Living - My Life in G. B. Road
A sex worker on living in Delhi's red light district; as told to Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Turkish Delight in Delhi
When Konya’s whirling dervishes came to town; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Report - New Stars in Delhi Theater
The emerging heroes of Mandi House; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - The Body Re-Builder of Mahipalpur
The desi way to mend broken bodies; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Diary - A Karachi Walla in Delhi
Curses are same but Bhai becomes Bhaiyya; by Shandana Minhas

Table for One - Nehru Memorial Canteen, Teen Murti Bhawan
Food lovers’ guide to Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Anjali Book World, Lajpat Nagar
Here you get classic first editions for cheap; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi for Children – National Rail Museum
A special Delhi guide for readers with children; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Diary - Star Gazing in Khan Market
Spotting filmstar Dimple Kapadia in Bahrisons bookshop; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmark – Akshardham Temple, Near NOIDA Mor
Hindu kitsch in times of unprecedented prosperity; by Gaurav Sood

Sex Life in IIT Delhi – Never Been Plucked
Just why India’s brainiest kids don’t make love; by Zubin Saini

City Secret - Mountain Melodies in Smoggy Delhi
A place where mountain people get their song and dance; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Profile - Mayank Austen Soofi
A Delhi Walla having a passion for Pakistan; by G V Krishnan

Outlook Magazine on The Delhi Walla - “...picturesque site having reviews of art exhibitions and restaurants, interviews, musings on the city’s history, and imaginative photos.

Kutub Quizzers – Their Times Starts Now
Investigating Delhi's quizzing scene; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Ajmer Diary – Terrorist Attack in the Sufi Shrine
Eyewitness account of the terror attack in the courtyard of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz; by Sufi Salman Chishty

"It is a reflection of our own insanity if Delhi feels chaotic and mad" - Deepak Chopra
Exclusive interview with the New Age Guru; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Eminent Citizen - The Pied Piper of Connaught Place
Meet the capital's distinguished musician; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - Bemoaning Delhi
Ugly, poor, and greedy is the city; by Gaurav Sood

Table for One – Appetite Restaurant, Paharganj
Food lovers' guide to Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Religion - Seeking Buddha in Delhi
A German student discovers a Tibetan Buddhist Center in the city; by Thomas Kappler

Photo Essay - 1:24am; Jama Masjid
Celebrating Ramadan night in the old city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Table for One – Embassy Restaurant, Connaught Place
Food lovers' guide to Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Report - Delhi University's Lively Theater Scene
An investigation into the inner world of campus theater; by Mayank Austen Soofi

New in Town - Table for One
The Delhi Walla sets off to a pleasure trip; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Shopping - Collectibles in Delhi
A quick guide to buying antiques and reproductions in the capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi (6 pictures inside)

Amusement Park - Fun & Fury in Adventure Island
North Delhi gets its hangout zone; by Mayank Austen Soofi (8 pictures inside)

Nasbandi Colony - The Homeland of the Impotent People
A journey into the dark secrets of Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

"Shah Rukh Khan has a Lot of Affection for Delhi" - Exclusive Interview with Anupama Chopra
Bollywood's most respected journalist talks on Delhi boy Shah Rukh Khan; interview by Mayank Austen Soofi

How I Got Drunk And Lost My Virginity at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
Trance music in Delhi’s most famous sufi shrine; by Mayank Austen Soofi (10 pictures inside)

Photo Essay – The Gutter Man of Delhi
A peek into the city’s gutter life; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Mayur Vihar Phase II – Exploring East Delhi's Deep Underbelly
Your guide to Trans-Yamuna’s elite address; by Julia Dutta

Sightseeing - Footloose in Delhi
Organized city walks that enrich the flavor of the capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Holy Booze at Bhairon Mandir
A temple addicted to whiskey; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Obituary – Searching for Qurratulain Hyder in a City Graveyard
How to mourn the death of an author you never read; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Gay Delhi - Scene & Sensibility
An expose on gay life in the city; by a fashion designer

Delhi Belly – Creating Seoul in the Soul
An authentic Korean eatery in a stinky bazaar alley; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel - From India Gate to Gateway of India
The Delhi walli visits the rival city Mumbai and is impressed; by Manika Dhama

Photo Essay – Marching with the Holy Water
A peek into the world of Kaanwariyas; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Essentials - Street Walk with Street Children
Discovering the inner world of Delhi’s pavement kids; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – Islamic Volleyball at Hazrat Nizamuddin
Playing the game with a halaal touch; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Landmarks - A. Godin & Co.
Chronicling the city’s legendary piano shop; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Blind Man Playing Sitar in a Piano Shop
Snapshot moments captured in one of Delhi's more charming landmarks; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Belly - In Search of Shrikhand
Discovering a Maharashtrian delicacy in New Delhi railway station; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Citizen Profile - The House Maid's Story
Living a tough life but on her terms; by Manika Dhama

Photo Essay – When Harry Potter Invaded Delhi
Exclusive pictures on Potter mania in the capital city; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Interview: “Never Read Any Harry Potter”
The Bookworm manager makes a sensational confession; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Travel – My Pregnant Wife Comes to Delhi
A resident American scholar sees India afresh through his wife’s eyes; by James Mutti

Eyewitness – Abandoned and Abused
A hungry and injured child has nowhere to go; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay – Getting Lost in the Christian Cemetery
Reflective getaway from the city’s chaos and confusion; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint – Mrs. Sheila Dikshit’s Blueline Blues
Here's why Delhi Chief Minister would rather walk than board a city bus; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Chronicle - The Mall-Made Mess
The leafy Nelson Mandela Marg is being sacrificed to Shining India; by Pearl Toppo

Photo Essay – Tonga Ride in the Old City
Pleasure trip bound to disappear; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Bestselling List - Delhi in Love with Khaled Hosseini
Dalrymple falls, Hillary Clinton rises and Khaled Hosseini rules

Culture - Kisses, Photos, Wines & Art Galleries
Is Delhi faking its bustling art scene; by Mayank Austen Soofi (7 exclusive pictures inside!)

City Landmarks - Pepsi, Popcorns & Stairs at Satyam
Checking out a new multiplex in town; by Meenakshi Chauhan

City Landmarks - Cooke & Kelvey Silverware Shop
A legendary showroom patronised by Maharajas and Prime Ministers; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint – Safety Pins, Pepper Spray and Other Survival Tips for Delhi Girls
How not to let the city's perverts snatch away your freedom to explore and have fun; by Pearl Toppo

Delhi Belly – Parikrama, Delhi’s First Revolving Restaurant
Dining in the thin air; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret - Jama Masjid Melodies
Long Play Records and old album covers entice collectors to Old Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi (12 pictures inside!)

Interview – "I Can't Promise to be Gentle or Generous or Vicious"
Conversations with a Delhi writer on her first personal blog; by Mayank Austen Soofi

City Secret – The Stock Market Sufi of Fatima Mai’s Dargah
Business propositions made in a unique shrine dedicated to a woman; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Living - Loving and Leaving Sujan Singh Park
Musings of a woman born and brought up in Delhi's most elegant address; by Meenakshi Chauhan (Exclusive pictures inside!)

Picture Essay - Poverty Pornography in Sarojini Nagar
Mother India looking sexy in poverty pornography; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special – Rock Bands in Delhi Hit the Phoren Jackpot
City bands go global with foreign tours and firangi fans; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Review - Pecha Kucha Nights in Delhi
The Japanese art of conversation reaches the capital; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Last Night Rotis and Other Complications
A German woman experiences Delhi through chapattis etc.; by Daniela Schwarz

Photo Essay - Time Out Jama Masjid
Visiting the society of Muslims in the world's greatest and grandest Mosque; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Viewpoint - New Delhi to New York...and Back...
An Indian living in NYC, anxious about returning back to his first home - Delhi; by Mohit Syall

Viewpoint - Just What Can Mrs. Sheila Dikshit Do!
Delhi Chief Minister laments the influx of poor Bihari migrants; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Travelogue - Discovering Colours, Culture and Home in Delhi
A Canadian woman, with son in tow, takes the capital to heart; by Madelyn Mulvaney

Theatre Review – City of Djinns
Can Delhi’s essence be captured in a three-hour long play; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Belly - Eating Kimchi in Paharganj
A moody, inaccessible shack serving authentic Korean cuisine; by Mayank Austen Soofi

NOIDA Postcard – Dilli is Never Far
A city outside Delhi but having a Delhiwalla heart; by Manika Dhama

Photo Essay: Central Park - Low Life No More
The capital's renovated public garden is cleaned of its 'social filth'; by Mayank Austen Soofi

How I Lived, Feasted, and Loved Life in IIT Delhi
PVR movies, Rajinder chickens and Barista babes; by Atish Dipankar

Interviews - Zohra Segal and Tom Alter
Reflections and musings on Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Arty Glimpses – Public History; Personal Stories
An American painter visits an art exhibition; by Nitin Mukul

The McDonaldification of Delhi
The Red Fort is under attack; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Djinn Spotting in Delhi!
William Dalrymple's classic portrait of Delhi has been adapted for the theatre; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Profile - Street Child Vicky Roy's Street Images
A runaway artist who made it big in the streets of Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Exhibition - Street Dreams in Delhi
Intelligent and incisive portraits of the city's street children; by Vicky Roy

Exposed – Haute Couture Delhi
A Delhi-based designer, not fond of the city, reveals the murky secrets of the fashion industry.

Photo Essay: Celebrating Easter in Delhi
Even Easter Sunday could not bridge the city's social divide; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Confessions of an American - My Life in a New Delhi Gym
Cultural confusions of a desi gym having non-desi aspirations; by James Baer

Jantar Mantar Report - Booming India’s Suicidal Farmers
Gathered in Delhi, the wretched of the countryside are full of complaints, accusations, and hope; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay - Time Out Lajpat Nagar
Non-stop shoppping in one of Delhi's busiest bazaars; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Girls’ Night Out in a Delhi Pub
Heartbreaking account of how India’s cricket stars disappointed the "red-eyed" Delhi girls; reporting by Manika Dhama and pictures by Supriya Anand

Olivia Fraser's Painting Exhibition - Delhi Through Firangi Eyes
A Scottish artist portrays Delhi in Lonely Planet-style exotica; review by Mayank Austen Soofi

Photo Essay: Sunder Nursery Secret - Scent of a Bargain
Delhi's most beautiful and inexpensive flower nursery that nobody knows; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Part 3: Pradip Krishen Interview - On the Biggest Threat to Delhi's Tree Flora
His book Trees of Delhi has become an instant classic. The final of the 3-part exclusive interview series with the Tree Man of Delhi.

Part 2: Pradip Krishen Interview – "Metro will go down as a major cause of the destruction"
His book Trees of Delhi has become an instant classic. The second of the 3-part exclusive interview series with the Tree Man of Delhi.

Part 1: Exclusive Interview with Pradip Krishen
Delhi's Tree Walla on the making of the bestseller Trees of Delhi.

Photo Essay - A Queer Dance
Something went wrong at a wedding in Mahipalpur; by Mayank Austen Soofi

St. Valentine's Special - Love and Trial in New Delhi
A couple struggles to carry on amidst parental disapproval and caste differences; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Highway Weddings in New Delhi
Rush hour commuters cope with street weddings - along with everything else; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Miranda House Memories - 3 Years, 1 Degree, and 0 Men
A girl's life in Delhi's premier college for women; by Manika Dhama

Photo Essay: Embassy Party In Chanakyapuri
While India was celebrating Republic Day, Delhi's small Aussie community did something different; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Delhi Belly - Eating Butter Chicken in Kake Da Hotel
Greasy food, rude service and unclean setting, the pains and Pleasures of Street Cooking in Delhi; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Interview: Do Delhi Women Have Horns Coming Out of Their Heads?
A Delhi Walli muses on how harrowing, outrageous, and funny it is for a girl to work, walk, and drive in this city.

Photo Essay – Carrying a Coffin in Old Delhi
The Sunday calm gets shattered by the grief of a Muslim funeral procession; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Special Photo Essay – New Year Do's in the New Central Park
Within a month of its re-opening, the revamped Central Park has become the social sea beach that Delhi never had; by Mayank Austen Soofi

Acknowledgement: This blogsite is the ongoing consequence of constant inspiration, thoughtful guidance, and gentle prodding of my friend Gaurav Sood.

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