One cold afternoon, The Delhi Walla went to Jantar Mantar after receiving a chain text message the day before on the cell phone:
Join citizens’ protest against the conviction of Dr Binayak Sen at 2.30 pm on December 27, Jantar Mantar. Read more
One day there will still be books, but they may not be in the printed form. In the series, Delhi Libraries, The Delhi Walla will make a record of the private libraries of Delhiwallas. In each library, I will try to understand the library owner through his or her collection of books. Read more
One afternoon, The Delhi Walla sighted his most beloved Delhiite – author Arundhati Roy. Read more
My first book, The Delhi Walla, will be published by HarperCollins India in September 2010.
November 24. Today is Arundhati Roy’s 48th birthday and it’s time for some candid confession. Those who hate purple prose must leave immediately. Now, listen. I have tempered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much. I have crossed into forbidden territory. I love a novel. The God of Small Things. Read more
One night, around quarter past ten, The Delhi Walla sighted his most beloved Delhiite – author Arundhati Roy. She was walking in the medieval bylanes of Nizamuddin Basti.
Dressed in salwar kurta, Ms Roy was carrying magic secrets in her eyes. She was speaking to no one. A tiny diamond gleamed in her left nostril. Read more
One afternoon, The Delhi Walla sighted his most beloved Delhiite – author Arundhati Roy. She was browsing at The Book Shop, Jorbagh.
Ms Roy was looking as she always looks – interesting. Her gaze was kind. A mischievous smile was playing on her thin lips. But her eyes were searching for something elusive. It was not the bookshelves for sure. Read more
On the Sunday that preceded Republic Day, there were no booksellers in Daryajanj’s weekly book bazaar.
“It’s closed for security reasons,” a paanwalla told me. I stood on the empty pavement and laughed. Trains were still chugging in Old Delhi station, chaatwallas were still frying tikkis in Chandni Chowk but this booklovers’ den was a security threat. Read more