My life had mostly revolved around Kerala and Chennai if not for some short vacations , so my decision to move to Delhi has been a subject of debate among my friends and colleagues when I first dropped the idea of shifting to Delhi. “Why Delhi!!! “ , all of them asked in unison as if I said Taliban. “Nothing else matters” rang in my head at once even though their question was so overpowering to ignore.
Without further ado, I landed in the headstrong capital city of India gracefully polluted with an exemplary air quality. Guess the people here had foreseen the need of masks long before the supreme power. From the long queue of cab drivers, one of them advanced towards me and started speaking in Hindi. No matter from which part of the world you are, if you are in Delhi you should at least attempt to utter some words that resembles Hindi . Thanks to the popular Hindi soaps and a bunch of good friends from the North , I could manage to get a reasonable grip on the language .
If you are a South Indian then you are likely from Chennai for a Delhite, don’t dare to correct it whatsoever. If you are still adamant to win over your actual lineage be ready to be called by the infamous slur “mallu” and take no offence. Delhi people are intense party lovers . They don’t need a reason to party. “Chalo , aaj party karte hai ! “ It’s a blowout no matter if it’s a horrible or magnificent day. I would say ,a bunch of steadfast and jovial people.
The real hilarious stuff happens on a metro train where you probably fail to notice that you missed your fellow companion halfway through the journey. Even the person who had outlined the connecting metro routes won’t be able to figure out his exact spot once lost.
Delhites are the masters of cuss words and they could engage it with ease and fun over any type of conversation. Being a “ mallu” what I could do was dispense them with my knowledge as well ( As we are hesitant to learn anything from others , we just preach the bits we know! ) They would help a great deal but be prepared for a rude and arrogant response at the start. Being a Malayali and a die-hard biriyani lover , I miss out the fun of having a flavourful biriyani at my favourite restaurant as I couldn’t taste one which I would probably try again (Suggest me if you are aware of some good places to give a shot)
Delhites have an exceptional dressing style and they could step up at their outfit best for any occasion. Women here are more into market trends when it comes to clothing and they invest more of their time and money to look exquisite as per their admiration.
To be continued with more fun facts, real life stills and experiences in Delhi…