Yeh Dilli Hai Mere Yaar!

Since we’d been talking of Delhi & the festivities there today, this one’s from the archives.

Even though I shifted to the NCR long back, I remain a Delhiite by heart. Essentially so because love it or hate it – Delhi has a charm you just can’t rub off! Talking of Delhi is like a recap of what defines me today, a journey unforgettable.

The morning walks in Deer Park, complete with occasionally spotting the deer & rabbits playing around.

The India Gate picnics, often accompanied with long walks around the War Memorial and listening to all the stories of the past.

The Rail, Doll, Crafts & Science Museum visits, with complimentary ice-creams to all on school tours.

The oh-so-common parties at the Chanakyapuri Nirulas (now closed).

A year-long celebration of festivities – Lohri, Holi, Easter, Rakhi, Dussehra, Eid, Diwali, or Christmas and then the repeat cycle.

The farm house weddings & the innumerable variety of food and culture that fills the sight.

The North & South Campus buzz, enough to keep you on toes the whole of your college life and beyond.

The University experience, incomplete without a walk down the Ridge Road.

Kamla Nagar and catching up.

Bengali Sweets & gol gappe, chaat.

Lajpat Nagar-South Ex and shopping.

Number of Temples, Gurudwaras, Mosques and Churches.

And some you can just say hi & bow to while on your way – Hanumanji in Karol Bagh, Shivji in Mehrauli.

Regular visits to Haldirams (personally infamous for this).

The Yamuna & appreciating the skill of guiding vehicles in East Delhi.

Metro ride – the lifeline.

Dilli Haat, India Habitat Centre, the libraries down KG Marg, the Daryaganj Book Market & completing the scene – the coffee shops everywhere.

The fancy 5-star hotels found in almost every region of the city in tens.

The so many malls, yet the variety in South, West, East & North Delhi – of sizes, of options.

Connaught Place – be sure to be awe-struck by the craziness in this business hub of Delhi.

The wholesale markets in Chandini Chowk – tell me one thing you won’t get here!

And if all of this wasn’t enough – Delhi has its heart-warming crowd of people – the Dilliwaale.

Yeh hai meri Dilli janaab!

P.S.: This song needs to go along, especially since it’s time for Dussehra & Diwali – therefore a long pending Delhi 6 visit! :D


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