About Mayank Austen Soofi

Mayank Austen Soofi wants to be Arundhati Roy’s wife. Till that happens, he is trying to understand the world through books. Too bad the world refuses to understand him. At different times, Soofi has been labeled pretentious, stupid and unpatriotic. One critic wanted to lodge a bullet in his unmentionables. But Soofi is safe as long as he has books in his shoulder bag and a camera round his neck.

The one-dish meal

This is hearty food, different from the subtle confections of traditional Mughlai cuisine, like koftas and pulaos. [Read more]

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The music of the peepal tree

Life is a series of disappointments. And then you see something grand and noble, which surpasses life. [Read more]

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The spring season oddities

Smelling a pink silk tree flower, Raluca Sidon, a visitor from Bucharest, Romania, says, “I’m seeing it for the first time. It doesn’t grow in my country. I have only read about them in books.” [Read more]

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Searching for the stylish

The Delhi Walla saw this man at an alley in Bulbuli Khana, a congested neighborhood in the Walled City, the historic district established by the Mughals. [Read more]

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The ‘untouchable’ gods

One of the many gods worshipped in Delhi is Guru Ravidas. The Delhi Walla spotted him near American Center on Kasturba Gandhi Marg. [Read more]

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