Last night I dreamt that Delhi’s got a new bookstore in… Mahipalpur! I took a DTC to the village and found books that no other city store has. Take a look.
Psychoanalysis of Delhi’s Auto Wallahs: With a new preface by the author, an expat woman in Niti Marg who conducted 57 clinical experiments with the same auto wallah before reaching the conclusion that sex is more important in the dynamics of the psyche than the correct meter fare.
On Leprosy and 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games: A Compilation of Facts, Myths, Legends and Misperceptions. A sting operation by acclaimed sports columnist Himanshu Bhonsle
Delhi Belly for Beginners: Actor Julia Roberts on her two weeks stay in Gurgaon while shooting for the film Eat, Pray, Love
The Last Agony of the Great Bore: My 50 years in India International Center RP Sethia, professor of pre-medieval history in Jawaharlal Nehru University
Erections in the City: Anthology of architectural writing on Qutub Minar, India Gate, and other towers in the Capital. Lady Laura Dickinson, foreign affairs attaché in the UK High Commission, New Delhi
Queer Doings in Nehru Park: A definitive history of Delhi’s LGBT movement before the Internet Mohnish Khamija, professional gay activist Correct Mispronunciations of Some Old Delhi Landmarks. A guide for English speaking snobs of GK-II, New Friends Colony, Vasant Vihar and Defence Colony Sidhantha Basu.
The Rubáiyát of a Stray Cow in Mehrauli :Rendered into English by William Metcalfe. This bovine classic represents many of Dalrymple’s own ideas and line of thought. As always, writers from the West continue to use Oriental symbols for creative expressions while describing the natives
Life and Love in the Aquarium: Memoirs of 10 Stephanians on what exactly they did in St Stephen’s College, Delhi University. Some well-known contributors are Shashi Tharoor, Kabir Bedi, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Vikram Seth.
The Impact of Global Warming on the Ring Road: In a series of experiments, conducted in the course of a single ride in Mudrika bus service, the author explains the volatile emotional makeup of Delhi’s commuters
Anonymous: A Sanitary Crusade through Chandni Chowk Memoirs of a beat reporter who spent half a decade covering the goings-on in Municipal Council of Delhi
Fart: A Social History as Smelled in the Three Lines of Delhi Metro Lakshman Guha, winner, 2003 Wolfson History Prize 18,000,000 Guinea Pigs Daily dangers in Delhi, such as the likelihood of being hit by rich brats’ big car.
How to Pick Up Girls in Khan Market MAS (That’s me!)