Saturday, July 12, 2008

The delhi dossier

Well its 5:16 pm on saturday , last half an hour in office. I dont have much to do , alone getting bored in India's national capital. Well so here i am in delhi , dilli or dehli whatever you call it. The city with wide roads and lush green pavements. The city with long flyovers and a metro construction going on in every place you turn your head to. And yes the city of beautiful girls. These are some of the welcome changes from Bombay the bustling city ..... which now i call my hometown without even thinking ( though iwas born in delhi). But the up points end there. The transport system needs a major overhauling, buses are crowded , conductors are rude .... the city lacks civility. The is an inherent dryness in the dusty weather of this place. looking out of the window of my bus one constant thing which i notice is whereever you look you will find an eatery from a small chaat walla to the biggest of 5 stars. The mornings are bright and parks are a great place for a jog. But while doing the same jog in bombay you find people discussing styocks and shares .... in delhi the only constant noises you here are " ma ******* Behen ****** uski ***** " .
About eating places a thing which i noticed . In Bombay if ever you find a crowd gathered around a spot you can be sure some fight has taken place...... but in delhi i can bet my money on there must be an eating joint around. The city loves to eat and loves to boast. For a bombay boy like me with his bombay sensibilities still entact all this things apear a bit strange to me. About the girls..... yeah i have to concede Delhi girls are more beautiful but bombay girls are smarter ... hence more desirable. Another thing about delhi is the power you feel when you roam through its heart.... pssing supreme court , upsc , parliament ...... you do come to know where power lies.
Anyways i have to spend 6 months in this place with its overcrowded buses, insanely long red lights, rude conductors, great foods, beautiful girls green parks with choicest of things to hear .... i hope i will survive ... do you.

I still miss Bombay

ps: in all of this i have mayanl "bake" singh to keep me company and make me laugh with his antics ..... the eroors we make and the jokes we share ...... it is always great to have a bihari by your side.
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