Even the locals often don't like Delhi very much. They prefer the glamour of Mumbai or the culture of Kolkata to India's brash, harsh metropolis in a hurry.
Delhi resident and BBC staffer, Sam Miller chose the oddest way to evoke the eccentric charms and historic depths of his home town. He walked around it – and not just in straight lines, but in surreal spiral treks.
They take him and us from landfill site to Lutyens bungalow, plush suburb to reeking shanty-town, pirate software market to deserted Ridge, in engrossing routes that lead far beyond Chandni Chowk or Connaught Place.
The outcome is a uniquely revealing travelogue, closer in spirit to WG Sebald and Iain Sinclair than the usual nostalgia-fest or trend-hunting of Britons' books about India.Reuse content