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Chuski-seller Kamruddin is polite and restrained(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Glacier in a cart

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 04:27 AM IST
A street vendor is back on the road with his glorious summer treat
t is believed that the headstone on her grave was installed by an anonymous person in 1999. It reads—“Stella of Mudge, a fable.”
t is believed that the headstone on her grave was installed by an anonymous person in 1999. It reads—“Stella of Mudge, a fable.”

Delhiwale: A fable in the cemetery

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 01:46 AM IST
  • A dilapidated grave in central Delhi that encloses a life extraordinaire
No, you aren’t reading Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This is the real world, right in the heart of Gurugram, overlooking the national highway.
No, you aren’t reading Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This is the real world, right in the heart of Gurugram, overlooking the national highway.

Delhiwale: The Jungle Book—in Gurugram

By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 02:45 AM IST
  • Take a look at these series of paintings near the Rose Garden in Sector 15
Mr Lal last saw his family during the Dussehra. His wife and children have never visited him in Delhi.
Mr Lal last saw his family during the Dussehra. His wife and children have never visited him in Delhi.

Delhiwale: An evening in Babu Lal’s village

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:33 AM IST
Babu shares his impressions about what his family must be doing back home
In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.
In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.

The singer confesses

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Intro: A Sufi musician answers the Proust questionnaire
Simply called Chai ki Dukaan, Muhammed Waseem’s tea shack in Old Delhi’s Mohalla Qabristan neighbourhood exists like an unconscious work of art.(HT Photo)
Simply called Chai ki Dukaan, Muhammed Waseem’s tea shack in Old Delhi’s Mohalla Qabristan neighbourhood exists like an unconscious work of art.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: The museum of tea kettles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 05:33 AM IST
A chai stall in Old Delhi with so much beauty and character.
Amitabh Bachchan (L) and Mayank Austen Soofi’s portrait of the Old Delhi man (R).
Amitabh Bachchan (L) and Mayank Austen Soofi’s portrait of the Old Delhi man (R).

Amitabh Bachchan’s Gulabo Sitabo look has an uncanny resemblance with this man from Old Delhi, see pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 03:39 PM IST
The resemblance between actor Amitabh Bachchan’s look in the upcoming film Gulabo Sitabo and this man photographed by a Delhi-based blogger in 2019 is uncanny.
On the beach in Lido.(Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)
On the beach in Lido.(Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)

See the unseen in Venice, walk into a painter’s canvas

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 01:45 PM IST
Skip the tourist delights and head to beaches, bookshops and pizzerias where only locals go.
The Church of Epiphany in Civil Lines area in Gurugram.(HT Photo)
The Church of Epiphany in Civil Lines area in Gurugram.(HT Photo)

Just like Aunt Jane’s village church

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 09:16 AM IST
A small Colonial-era church in the heart of old Gurugram transports you to another world
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