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saddi dilli - the 'crap'ital of india

SOMEBODY'S in a mood to bitch today. So kindly bear with me.

Stumbled upon some news article a couple of days back, which renewed my revulsion for our nation's 'crap'ital - Delhi. First the positives. Delhi is a beautiful place, with mostly great roads, oodles of heritage, decent hangout places, a rocking nightlife and kick-ass food joints - catering to tastebuds craving food from Lebanese to Italian to Punjabi to Chinese.

But what makes it extremely unattractive (for the want of a lesser demeaning synonym), is its people. They are all the same (ok, not all, there are some really endearing gems in this coal mine). Self-centered to the core, they find pleasure out of other's miseries, and love to talk more with their fists than their mouths. What pisses me off the most though, is their callous attitude towards human life. And no, it's not that I find their way of life too overwhelming for a small town (sorry, city) hick like me.

Agreed, incidents like the one you are going to read happen everywhere. But not at the frequency at which it happens here. A woman, whether she's 9 or 90 years old is under constant danger of getting raped at even 9 in the morning, for crying out loud!

Anyway, here's the article that brought on this random spurt of indignation.

4 comments:
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Sue said...
May 23, 2008 at 6:52 PM  

plus they are haters... they hate all non-dilli-walas, mostly the 'madrasis'..... bletch!

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alok yepuri said...
May 23, 2008 at 7:20 PM  

Yes... that was one of the biggest things we faced... luckily I don't look like a Madrasi, so I got away without much racial abuse.

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Anonymous said...
May 27, 2008 at 1:57 AM  

n madrasis hate alll non-idli-dosa-vada-walas :)
useless post

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alok yepuri said...
May 27, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

Sorry to disappoint you, but most 'Madrasis' don't really have any animosity towards north Indians.

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