You know you are from Delhi when…

An old forward but still brings smile.

 

You know you are from Delhi when…

  • Living in the most posh colonies, you get to hear, "Aloo, Bhindi Pyaaz, Tamatar le lo"… And you hear women asking the vegetable vendor "Bhaiyaa aapne free dhaniya nehi diya!" [Even with Half a kilo Carrot]
  • You have seen your relative or family member bribing a policeman at-least once.
  • You have been to Big Chill at-least once.
  • In the 90’s you have been to India Gate and around 2000-2002 you have been to Ansal Plaza more times than you can count!
  • Mocha, CCD, Barista, Hookah, 24×7 are like your favorite hangouts.
  • You speak or hear the word "setting" or "jugad" at-least once a day.
  • This is the place when you actually feel like slapping the same traffic policeman who caught you yesterday… Because today he’s on his bike without helmet or talking on the phone…
  • Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple are just for tourists. You haven’t been to more than two of these.
  • You won’t be surprised if you find some old lady bargaining at a SALE .
  • Young or Old, You have played street football in the rains and have ended up breaking some glass.
  • Your Dad’s really good friends with at least one Public Figure.
  • Library is virtually non-existent unless you go to British council or American Library or Max Mueller Bhavan.
  • Deepavali means every house is illuminated to such an extent that you wonder if its a competition of illumination and cracker bursting is so continuous that it is difficult to imagine one moment of silence on Diwali.
  • You’ve had a ride on the cycle rickshaw – have haggled over the price but pity the rickshaw wallas’ condition.
  • You glare at people who call Gol-Guppas- Pani Puri!
  • And you always ask the vendor "Bhaiya yeh Gol-Guppe Aate ki hai ya Sooji ke?"
  • If in school, your conty (short for ‘contributory party’) got busted by cops, teachers or a combination of both.
  • You’ve had school cancelled due to cold, summer vacations postponed due to heat and have at least thrice evacuated your school building after tremors.
  • You’ve hit 120 kmph at Nelson Mandela Marg. And after crossing it, you might end up saying "FEEL AA GAYEE".
  • You have been to a wedding in a Mehrauli/ Chhatarpur farmhouse.
  • You have taken the 10 rupee Call Center cab/ Qualis from anywhere to Gurgaon/Noida.
  • Almost every Delhite understands Punjabi to an extent. May he belong to any region, PUNJABI unites everyone.
  • You call the waiter in the restaurant "boss" & tack on "yaar"/ "bhai" to almost every sentence.
  • Rajender Da Dhaba got better chicken than Taj. You’ve at least tried it once! And you just might see a BMW, a Porsche OR a Peugeot parked outside it!
  • You have surely heard of "Chor Bazar" but never been there.
  • You use the word and have described practically every other person on the planet as "Vella".
  • You often see Middle Aged Aunties wearing Gucci shades and holding LV bags having Gol-Gappas in GK (Near Prince Pan) or Bhelpuri in South Ex along with Diet Coke !
  • School students here, have gone to school, so early in the morning, it being Dark!..REAL Dark.
  • Almost every Delhite has witnessed a DTC bus brawl turning into street fight.. Yet fun! OR the DTC bus over-speeding/breaking traffic rules.
  • You have probably been to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib @ 4 in the morning.
  • When everyone from the Auto Driver, Vegetable Vendor, Grocery Store guy, Watch-man, Salesperson to just any ‘guy’ is referred to here as ‘Bhaiya‘.
  • You refer to East Delhi as ‘Jamuna Paar‘.
  • You refer to AIIMS as Medical.
  • You don’t buy tickets for a music concert or cricket match, but try to take the help of your friend’s Dad, who happens to be the PA to the under secretary of the deputy secretary of the chief secretary of the Minister of
    State for Khadi.
  • You overtake everyone from the wrong side and stare into his/her eyes while doing so.
  • Most of you have at least two cars; your drivers have scooters and mobiles.
  • You know that a farmhouse has nothing to do with cattle or farming.
  • You used "contacts" for everything, from getting movie tickets to restaurant bookings to playschool admissions.
  • When Aunties go to drop their kids to the Bus-Stop in a Night Gown with a Duppatta.
  • When you think EVERY South Indian comes from ‘ Madras ‘. No Offense.
  • When you have an uncle in every SARKARI department!
  • You feel, if I indicate which way I am going to turn my vehicle, it is an information security leak.
  • When the only time you went to the Chidiya Ghar (Zoo) was on a school picnic.
  • One of your favorite yummiest ice-creams was "ORANGE – BAR"
  • You have been stuck in ‘Nariana‘ due to the traffic for over 4 hours! ‘Phew!
  • When you feel lucky enough to have around 10 LOCAL FM STATIONS! Woho.!
  • When you wonder… ‘Ki Delhi Mein tickets chapwane ki kya zarurat hai? Yahan Sab to VVIP hai!
  • When DESPITE all the goods and bads, you still Love Delhi.
  • And you want more.

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