A Boomerang City Called “DELHI”

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An apt title for the city my parents chose to live in. Delhi, a paradise for its natives, a virgin for the foreigners and jewel of makbaras and tombs for the historians. This city has so much to offer, a roller coaster life, a heart sweeping history and the warmth of Indian culture and values.

As a teenager I have seen the city grow up with me. I have felt its kindness, the beauty of its monuments and the warmth of its people. And boom I have seen its coldness and gloomy side. Then there have been times to take a back seat and let the city take over. I remember whenever I returned back to Delhi from vacations at some hill stations I felt relieved and elated as if it was a reunion of two lost comrades ๐Ÿ™‚

Today after so many years I think the city has twisted and turned like a boomerang awaiting to reach its destination which is still so far away. As I grew up, I noticed five major changes in the city:

Metro: I would regard it as a blessing in disguise for all Delhiites. Inspired from the underground metro first started in kolkata, Delhiโ€™s metro is slowly turning out to be the lifeline of the city. With fully air conditioned compartments and proper seating place, it has brought a huge relief for all the office goers and college kids specially during the rush hours. ๐Ÿ˜€ But we dilliwallas will never change. Come what it may be we are never going to shed the bad habit of littering anywhere and everywhere be it the ordinary DTC buses or Metro.

Personal peekโ€“a-boo : All the delhiites, this is your call. Start using bins placed at small distances all throughout the metro stations and if possible please extend this habit to other public places as well. Secondly, ensure that you do not use the lifts unless you are physically challenged or too old (and please stop acting dumb as if you are not able to understand the symbols flashing at several places).

Gay pride parade : Well one of the most burning issue in the Indian society, homosexuality got a new meaning as Delhi got its first taste of the gay pride parade. Eunuchs, gays, lesbians all came out of the closet into the open , singing โ€œHum gay hain toh kya hua dillwale hainโ€ .Rainbow flags and flashy wristbands signifying their unity, it seemed that Delhiites have finally accepted diverse sexualities. Supporting the cause were college youth, gay activists and several other eminent people who showed their concern for the third world of people.

So the message was loud and clear โ€œ Being gay is actually being normalโ€

Personal peekโ€“a-boo: All the sleepy politicians ,this is a wake up call for you all. Delhiites are supporting this cause then why cant the government be moved by it.Besides I really liked the fact that recently our Health Minister Mr Ramadoss asked for legalizing homosexuality in India (deserves patting for it ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Art and Music: Delhi always outstands for its art, music and richly diverse culture. With more and more of art galleries cropping around CP and other prominent places, it seems the city cant get more of it. Day again music concerts have added to the pep factor of the city. Besides the screening of international movies at IHC on weekends with music by Sarod maestros and Sufi singers has made Delhi an ensemble of diverse cultures ๐Ÿ™‚

Personal peekโ€“a-boo: If you are not a music and an art lover, donโ€™t feel disheartened. Checkout these links. Surely there is a lot this city has got to offer.

Delhi Tourism-Cuisines Delhi Tourism-Pubs

Fashion brigade: Somebody just passed this thought in my ear โ€œDelhi can never be the fashion capitalโ€, excuse me just come again!

Witnessing some major fashion events like Blenders Pride and Indian fashion week, Delhi has left Mumbai far behind. It undoubtedly has the potential to become the next fashion capital of the world. Even as Delhi teens don some cool fashion statements, the spunky jewellery, haram pants, Versace bags, high heeled boots, latest hair style and with the oh-so metrosexual factor raging like fire…Delhiites have a way to go! ๐Ÿ˜€

Personal peekโ€“a-boo: Well if you donโ€™t want to burn a hole that big in your pocket donโ€™t get disheartened. Between the conjusted lanes you can still pick up some cool stuff at a reasonable price. So all the shopping spree just check out this link.

Delhi Tourism-Public Tourism

Women Safety: Being one of the most serious issue and with Delhi having the reputation of being regarded as the crime capital it seems this city is soon going to be barred off women. Be it the infamous MAMC rape case or the sirifort rape case, the level of insecurity is rising day by day in the opposite sex.

Personal peekโ€“a-boo: All men out there…its high time now. Start respecting women. They are not your private property whom you have inherited from your forefathers. And next time you go on hooting like fowl animals remember you also must be having your mother and sisters at home!

Well, so time and again Delhi has changed for me and will continue to do so, being the reason I call it the boomerang city.So if you are a Delhiite, then this is the place for you to express your concern and suggestions for this ever zestful city! ๐Ÿ˜€

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7 responses »

  1. Hey that was a pretty good info… I didnt know about the gay parade at all!!!

    arpit:
    Oh really!…..but it was a much hyped about report……..plus with all the news channels and print media going gaga over the parade …….I think you really missed on it….anyways…….keep visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. True, metro is the lifeline of the city. I dont know what I would do without it. Ramadoss has finally said one good thing in his entire tenure.

    American center, Alliance Francaise are two places where one can watch hollywood and other foreign movies. Sometimes they are free.

    Its a good summative post about Delhi.

    arpit : Absolutely true! finally one of those stinky politicians has expressed his concern for the issue:)
    besides with metro , i too feel traveling has become a pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚
    yep! i went to the American center from my school for screening of some movie ( but i didn’t like it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )
    thanks and keep visiting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Arpit….good to see your blog too and I have to say this – I also had this theme earlier for a fairly long time and to this day it is my favorite theme.

    And I am delighted to find a fellow Delhiite here on wordpress where every thing Indian blogger is from South India..Welcome aboard you’ve a great blog in making.
    I was wondering both of s have written on quite similar topics…..and my similarity check was done when I saw you’re a gemini..
    I am a libran and for stas gemini and librans have great compatibilty….Adding you to my blog roll…..please keep writing more……..
    Take care..god bless….lucky you-enjoy Delhi’s rain.

    arpit : Thanks Mahak. Thats so nice of you……… ๐Ÿ™‚
    well i am not the only delhiite blogger you have come across……….there is Poonam, Withering Willow and lots of other people. And thanks for adding me to your blog roll .
    keep visiting! ๐Ÿ™‚
    yep !but it was all messy last night here. You see ……the after effects of rain ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow!! Good post. I have never been to Delhi. Hope to visit it one day.

    arpit : welcome to my blog reema ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    i think when you visit the city …you surely will have some idea about it……..thanks and
    keep visiting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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