Posts of ‘the self-proclaimed hyperlocal Homer’, Mayank Austen Soofi, are often the most interesting on social media. He has made an art of observing and capturing daily life in the capital. Since 2007, this Delhiwalla has been walking around the city, with his camera and notebook, and making the immensity of the city intimate.
To me, Delhi is a twisty, fragmented, puzzling, unfinished, constantly altering novel that helps me understand the consequences of changing time
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He identifies the beautiful, the poignant, the tragic and the humorous in his column for Hindustan Times and in his photographs. He is also the author of Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Delhi’s Red Light District and the four-volume The Delhi Walla guidebook.