Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lifting the veil of Delhi

So like all other arranged marriage, I have finally unveiled the ghoongat of the city of Delhi. Yeah I have started liking the city. Beneath that too-much-of gaudy and that ugly bridal makeup, Delhi is a beauty. All it needs to do is to shed so much of that cosmetic make-up and try the simpleton way.

On a serious note, I found that beneath all that flashiness, Delhi has a big and tender heart. The people are accommodating and nice. The sense of humor is great here. No city other than Delhi has that a big heart to laugh on itself.

There has been a smooth transition from Bombay to Delhi. Like so many other Delhites, I have also started to love drinking inside the car by that roadside tandoori shop and the loud punjabi music by the car-stereo.I have begun to love the old monuments and the lovely food and have learnt to ignore the errant drivers, the shallow, verbose and insolent fellow city dwellers, the duping rickshaw-wallahs and the lack of sea.

While Bombay was more like a love affair to me, I had to pass thru the tests of all the phases- that love at first sight, then running after her, toiling hard to amuse her, even giving those expensive gifts, proving her that u r the man ready to behold her above all, bear all that nautankis and then u finally get her. But Delhi has been more like a typical arranged marriage,u hate her for all that gaudy bridal make up, and then u slowly unleash each other's beauty, and slowly discover each other types.

As of now i have still not converted from that Bombay-loving-self to Delhi-is-better but somehow Delhi exudes a romance which Bombay may never be able to exude in its money-making rat race.
I felt

7 comments :

mikimbizi said...

Kick ass, but somehow rather sad.

khush said...

Just the way it has to be...

maturing with each stage of life...

accepting change is sign of personal growth...

keep falling in love...

Pathfinder ! said...

hmmm... Bombay is still better.. after all first love is first love...

bondgal_rulz said...

And this is when I say "TOLD YOU SO!"

*Sticks out tongue at you and walks away victoriously*

:D :D :D :D

Vikas Chandra said...

@mikim: yeah. but kick ass is wat matters. tried hard to avoid the sadness into it, somehow cudn't.


@khush:yeah, u have to accept the change. if u keep being sad, u cant help. u need to b positive and look for it everywhere. thats a lot of gyan partner.

@pranali: haha.. true, true. But lets not compare the two.

Yuvika said...

am glad u r beginning to like delhi - it's home :)

ivy ^_^ said...

Home is where the heart rests...in my case its Bombay for sure. the city gives much more than it takes away.

Like i always say, once you discover your happy place ... U end up feeling alien to any other place...the novelty of any other place goes (even before it starts) when u know wht u know ( its not ur place. they r not ur people)... n ur stuck in exile, like all the others.
been everywhr, belong no where.

Glad that ur liking delhi though.

god bless.