Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Directors make movies based on their native places likewise I am writing this blog especially to pay a tribute to my birthplace………DELHI.
Delhi, better known as dilli, is a place where everybody can’t survive yet everybody throng this place from each part of India. Sometimes called cold-hearted….sometimes called cunning, this place leaves an indelible mark (not pleasing most of the times) on the memory of people visiting it.
I decided upon writing this when I was having a short stay at Trivandrum. Of all the things I missed Delhi the most.The title of my blog was the answer to my facebook status question('what's on your mind') in those days. This city has got something in its air or rather in its roads and may be its just that other places are too different from it.
To start with C.P is one place where I can go everyday. It is like the heart of the city from where arteries emerge and pump blood into the rest of the city. One can find top brand showrooms with higher than highest price tags and similar brand merchandise available at shocking price in the shops running just BENEATH the former. They work together in same place as if one is not aware of the other. This is the place where you can find the richest of the rich and at the same time poorest of the poor. This is the place to be where you can find prettiest of the girls, living in Delhi, any time any day. From pizzas to samosas everything is available here. It is one long circular place where people love to go round and round and round and so on and so forth. Surely, I have left my heart somewhere in this part of the city only.
Another most prolific part is Old Delhi. Its just one place in delhi where you would love the intensity of crowd. People here seem to be so much engrossed in themselves that they don’t even react if they get shouldered by someone while walking. From aunties who come in groups to shop around to uncles who are busy strategizing about their business to kids who come in search of books or projects, there is no one here without a purpose. You can see foreigners mounted on rickshaw and busy making a video of the organized mess around. On 15 August the place is abode to political top brass. During Dusshera the Ramlila ground is the mecca for whole city. If you want to taste from the best of chicken to the best of chole-bhature, you need to fix a date with this place.
Although CWG was surely a mess for most of the people but one has to appreciate the improvements in infrastructure done throughout the city. You can actually drive through the city in night with headlights turned off(I have experienced this thing). Roads not just only gleam but beam at night. Moreover, with around 20 flyovers constructed over the last two years makes up for a smooth ride in most parts of the city. Gradually, like Mumbai, Delhi has also developed a night life. You can have dinner as late as 1:00 am in the restaurants. There are many shops which now open for 24 hrs.From posh areas to slums, Delhi has it all. But it does have an attitude which no other city can match. Its just that we don’t realize its capacity. It is the place where people gathered to bring justice to cases like Jessica Lal’s murder. It is this place which houses the best colleges in country. It is this place which boasts about some of the most religious places in the country. It is this place which has the highest judicial and administrative centers in the country. It is this place which is the capital of the largest democracy in the world. It is this place for which political parties are ready to kill each other.It is this place which gives 137,000,000 results in google search. It is this place which is the Heart and Soul of India. I feel elated for it is this place where I was born.