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A boomerang city called “Delhi” ,Part II

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“A city of honking cars, jammed streets, loud mouthed people, notorious auto rickshaw drivers, uncouth policemen, corrupt white collar officials, gossiping neighbors, eve teasers and blah blah blah!”. Does this sounds synonymous to Delhi. It not only sounds synonymous but it is actually Delhi. Welcome to the capital of India and the proud host of Common Wealth Games 2010, my very own DELHI (thunderous applauds with drums rolling!). Now what makes Delhi the melting pot of so many uncultured cultured people.Its time to take hot shots at the typical Delhiites :

The Agony aunts : Baby problem, marriage problem, health problem…….no worries. These agony aunts akka the latest peeping toms are here to your rescue. They don’t shy away from asking questions like ” Kudi ki shaadi nu bohot time ho gaya ,  koi khush khabri hai kya….. bachha ho nahi raha ya abhi karna hi nahi chahte ( its been a long time since your daughter got married, any good news? ah! your daughter cannot conceive or is it that she doesn’t want to ). One cup of hot tea with biscuits will just suffice for these “problem busters” to discuss the latest gossips doing the round in the neighborhood like who got married, who got divorced, who is dating whom, who cannot conceive, who has got a new salwar kurti……..and blah blah blah! These are the gossip mongers , problem “creators” and the unprecedented wanna be page 3 ( no page for them) self styled new version of  agony aunts.

The notorious auto rickshaw drivers : They are the latest entrepreneurs making the big cut hole in our pockets.”Grahak ko paagal banayo aur paisa kamao(make money and be fool the customers) “is their new slogan. They are the beneficiaries of recession. The smartest of  the lots , they will prefer to sit ideal than helping a poor commuter reach his destination. And a glimpse of foreign tourists or visitors lends gold to their eyes.

The peeing toms: STINK……..STENCH……….PHEW! These desi toms will urinate anywhere and everywhere, mindlessly scratch their crotch in the public and  spit with the weirdest of the sound. They paint the city red and yellow because these are the only colors they have ever known .For them peeing is a time pass , so whenever they get a chance they will never miss on it. Public urinals or no urinals…….who gives a damn …just concentrate on peeing.

Mr congeniality cum Mr eve teaser :For them women are like Jadoo( the alien), they want to “frandship ” with them, whistle at them and eve tease them. Meet the Mr Congeniality(s) who think they have ” beauty contest winner looks”  that all the aliens women will be ready to “frandship “with them. And then there are sub title winners like Mr Eve teasers who will play loud music in their car ,preferably some English song(which sounds like french to them), stop their car and will offer a lift to the alien . And I wish the alien just pepper sprays at them . BINGO!

The serial swearers : M***** F***** , S***** F***** and ******************. Their morning start with beeps and ends with beeps. They will not miss out a chance to use the swear word, to abuse your mothers and sisters and day in day out they add new words  to their  abuses dictionary.They use all their wits to develop a new lingo which I call the swear lingo. What hard working and generous people! (ahem ahem)

The Bling on beauties : Occasion or no occasion these fashion divas disasters cannot look anything beyond the bling factor. Be it marriage or  a simple cocktail party ( if they have ever been invited to one), these divas cannot live without their ostentatious jewelry and  flashy saris .For them simplicity earn you BOOH -HOO . For them the  more flashy you are,the more you are fashionably hip and up market. They are the original disaster queens . 😛

The gently corrupt brigade : Who said corruption is bad when it can swell up your belly , lends you the power to misuse law and grants you  the worldly comforts. Welcome the corrupt brigade of Delhi. Uncouth policemen, politicians and other white collar officials who wouldn’t mind stripping you not only of money, clothes but also of your self respect as “bribery” for the progress of the nation wins hands down!

The irony comes with the fact that the city which I  praised to the hilt has such a cold shoulder to smother.Delhi has once again revealed a not so appreciable facet.

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Jhatpat tag!

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Poonam tagged me for this jhatpat  tag :

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.

Certainly it was true that a part of me hoped desperately to be adopted by Mr Tanaka after my mother died; but another part of me was very afraid (Memoirs of a Geisha).

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & catch air?

Newspaper which I was reading five minutes back before I started doing this tag.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Last night I watched Jailed Abroad : Peruvian Cases on National Geographic Channel.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is?

It’s going to be 12:00 in the noon.

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

11:44 am (Ah! I need to finish this tag by 12:00).

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

The sound of the ceiling fan and somewhere outside my balcony, I can hear the honking of cars.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

I stepped outside at 6:00 am this morning to attend my French class at Alliance Française de Delhi 😛

8. Before you started this Q&As, what did you look at?

Poonam’s blog to copy the tag.

9. What are you wearing?

A red t-shirt and blue colored shorts.

10. When did you last laugh?

In the French class where people were hilariously speaking French (not to forget mixing up the genders as well).

11. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

The walls are painted in light cream color with a lamp and a tube light fixed on the wall (sorry you will never find posters on my room’s wall unlike other teenagers) 😉

12. Seen anything weird lately?

No, not yet.

13. What do you think of this quiz?

The post’s name speaks volumes about it.

14. What is the last film you saw?

Kaminey (you can read the review I wrote in the last post).

15. If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy?

Unlimited stock of chocolates , an exotic spa exclusively for me and I might consider living  in a barsati in Delhi.

16. Tell me something about you that I dunno!

I love to write 😛 😉  ( a very obvious answer)

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

Remove the reservation system and bring a change in the educational system of the country which will focus more on the talent and ability of the student’s rather than judging them only on basis of marks. (I want to replace the concept of Academic Quotient by Intelligence Quotient).

18. Do you like to Dance?

Yes, I have completed Inter advance level of  SDIPA( Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts) .

19. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

Thinking…………… 🙂

20. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

Still thinking………………………………… 😉

21. Would you ever consider living abroad?

No, I want to spend my life in Delhi. It’s the perfect home for me and I think there is something about this city which holds me back, an intangible connection.

22. What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?

Welcome to heaven ! 😛 😉

Finally I tag Amit, Oorja , Kanagu and Vikas.



A day gone in trash!!!!

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STATUTORY WARNING :This post is an exaggerated off beat post providing another glimpse of writer’s ( out of) school life.

Alright, day before yesterday I had participated in Prodigy -2008 organized by College of Business Studies( CBS), University of Delh. CBS has been known for imparting quality education in field of business research and is one of the premier colleges in entire Asia in this field. I told you the writer will exaggerate ( but yes, it is a good college with about 120 seats and 5000 students competing for it…okay then what is so good about it ? 😛 ) .

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THE JOURNEY

It was a chilly morning ( yipeeeee winters are coming back 😛 ) . I was sitting in the front seat with my friend accompanied with the driver ( felt like kicking him because I was not getting enough space,.but then who would drive). I was going through my business studies book and the worst of all chapter “ Marketing” because I was part of the event “Marketing Pitcher “whose prelims was based on this chapter. So I wrapped up the session quickly ( after all its harmful to read in a moving vehicle 😛 ). Then my sweet tooth stuck in between ,so I ate gems and offered some to my favorite economics teacher ( oops why am I misinterpreted? 😀 ) . She accepted it at my first offer( okay what am I supposed to do….I thought she had refuse! 😦 ). The journey was boring ….but thank god there was no traffic. The venue was located in the north campus( Delhi’s hotspot and students hangout) . It is one of the posh area and it fascinates me a lot ( I don’t know if I had land up there in one of the colleges next year …..but I don’t want to). Okay , so finally we reached the venue after wasting away 15-20 minutes searching for it…not to forget we passed in front of it and then found it was VIP area so no U-turn was allowed. It was a big auditorium and had 70 schools competing in the event. At the entrance we were greeted by one of my school senior , formally dressed( hey! do we actually change so much after passing out from school 😛 ). Next the guy greeted me with a genuine smile and I gave a polite gesture. So next we moved in , were handed out the schedule of the programme and were seated. As I told you earlier that I was competing for two events one was “Marketing Pitcher “and the other was “Acumen” – the brainstorming quiz( it should have been brain washing quiz 😛 …….tell you about that later).

So I took a glimpse of my surroundings…….okay so there was Modern School , Barakhamaba road., girls from St Thomas School Mandir marg, Bal Bharti Pitampura, boys from St Columbus, Amity International and of course Apeejay School Pitampura( hey that is mine)…..and list is endless(70 schools and half the names I dont even know ). The event kicked off with the college’s Principal welcome note and then introduction to the theme by one of the professor ( not to forget his bad accent). And with the blokes from Modern School laughing their way off as if they were some lunatic out on run 😛 , the acumen competition began.

It was absolutely a bad quiz( not to mention that I suck at business quizzes) . So out of like 25 questions both me and my partner were able to answer 10 . Now how the hell would us be knowing that which bank financed VEER –ZAARA. (these questions are part of BBS entrance exam). So finally going through so much hardship of answering questions, thankfully the time was up and sheets were collected. The result were to be declared at 12:45 . So then we waited for the marketing pitcher . But we were told that the students participating in acumen cannot help the group in Marketing pitcher preliminary round. What the heck? . ( actually it was our teacher who screwed up things by placing people wrongly 😦 the marketing pitcher guys knew answers of acumen and we knew answers to marketing pitcher). So finally results of preliminary round were declared , guess what? We were shown the way out! Yes we didn’t get selected in either of the two. And to add on to our agony, the comparers gave so many pauses in declaring the results ( as if it was an Indian Idol show)…..for instance they went on like this “the next school selected is Apeejay School………………………..NOIDA) .Great so there was another branch of Apeejay…and we thought we got selected. But at least the refreshment was good. Thankfully I didn’t have to feed on my lunch because on that day my mother had given me my least favorite dish……so the day ended in a trash….. with the school bus not available to pick us up……we took the metro…and with my teacher on top of it who didn’t even know the way out( imagine she took the token and went out of the station… 😛 ) and then finally I landed way back home and crashed !!!!

So that was one day( god it had been better if I had attended the school) of my school life or shall I say out of school life.

But that too is going to come to an end…….its just 4 months more to go for the transitional phase of journey from school to college ( I don’t know how I am going to live without my second home) …..

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  • Humble request to readers not to mind the writer because some points have been exaggerated by him. He is humming to the tune of ROCK ON and is unmindful of the fact that tomorrow he has a test so he needs to go to sleep! Go to sleep you nutty blogger. I told you ………….see 😛 🙂 !
  • please do poll for the writer wants to know your views whether the exaggeration worked out or not 😛