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Mayank Austen Soofi By Atul K Thakur Mayank is not laconic as a writer and he also breaks the stereotypical views. His book, Nobody Can Love You More on Delhi’s red light area, Garstin Bastion Road, confirms it. G. B. Road, as it is known popularly is generally considered the work place for ‘fallen women’, pimps and visitors without identity or moral position. But it’s an existing world, with running oldest profession of the civilization and also of other petty trades. Here flesh traded and could be seen from the corner, unlike Delhi’s alternative elite flesh trade market, which was

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By Fahad Shah New Delhi, India: There is no dearth of books on India’s capital city. Still some corners of this city have fountain of untold stories. Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Red Light District is the first book on Delhi’s red light area, GB Road, authored by journalist and blogger, Mayank Austen Soofi. Austen is famous for his blog The Delhi Walla and the four guidebooks on Delhi published by HarperCollins India in 2010. Once a hotel steward, his first non-fiction book, Nobody Can Love You More has been published by Penguin India this year. During Mughals,

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          By Mayank Austen Soofi Do we laugh or cry for Ghalib? Is it possible without writing a book-length biography to convey the contrasts of his low life and high career, and also suggest his astonishing feat of transcending a vanished era to become the greatest Delhi poet and a great letter writer of all times? Mirza Mohammad Asadullah Khan wrote in Persian and Urdu. Ghalib, meaning ‘most excellent’, was his pen name. Born in Agra to a family of military adventurers, he spent almost all his life in Delhi, which then was in a transition phase custom-made for poets.

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By Fahad Shah A traveller. A photographer. A book lover. And a guide to Delhi. He walks all around the city. Alone, late in the night, he writes what he had experienced from dawn to dusk. He enjoys every moment, every food, and every place. He lives Delhi through his writing. Mayank Austen Soofi is the author of three guidebooks, The Delhi Walla series. They were published by HarperCollins India in 2010. Mayank Austen Soofi at his book launch in New Delhi. To me, these books are more than just guides. They are like a personal Delhi mantra that you

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