You know You Are In Delhi When
1- You are blown away by the heat waves as soon as you step in Delhi.
2- The cabbie talk to you in a language which you think is Hindi but it’s no way near what you have heard before.
3- You have 14 all Hindi songs playing FM channels.
4- When you feel more dust in air then air it self.
5- When you see chains of malls and shopping centers around the places.
6- When you see homes and apartments built around the flyovers and metro tracks. (PS:- Glad that Metro tracks aren’t on ground level... or else people would have started using it for pooping by now)
7- When instead of going into some super/ hyper mart, the vegi vendor directly comes to your home.
8- When you have cattle, owned by someone living in the lane next to your lane, pooping right in front of your home.
9- When you find more cars than the homes.
10- When you find cars playing English hip hop or Punjabi songs when they don’t even understand it.
11- When you see people, kind enough, who buy loud music systems, just so that their neighbors can listen to it.
12- When you kids playing in the streets or on the roads just because all the parks around the city have been converted into jogger’s parks.
13- When you “mother dairy” booths in every block.
14- When you find more “Sun and Shade’s” than air conditioned saloons.
15- When you see a concrete jungle around you.
16- When you can sweat by taking a walk even at 10 in the night.
17- When you see the malls flooded by people at 10 in morning when none of the shops is open.
18- When you find people who eat at their home and crap in the malls and that too a different mall every tie because they have 3-4 malls just at walking distance.
19- When you see rickshaw wala wearing the same Tee as yours.
20- When you see people driving in the residential areas as if it’s a highway/freeway.
21- When it seems that the local language of Delhi isn’t Hindi but Gharwali/Kumaoni.
But you still love Delhi/Noida because it’s home. Home is the place that can’t be replaced. Well, that won’t be entirely true because the big fat Delhi dream is also to move out of this shity place and live abroad like the states or Europe and people do take Africa/Australia. But when they leave home and go out then only they (read me) realize that it’s not the city that they loved or miss, it’s the people they miss.