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Friday, April 04, 2014

D has to be Delhi

If C is Calcutta, D is definitely Delhi.



Now, this is a city I've grown in. I was here in 2001, came back in 2003 and never really went back. So, a good 11 years of my life have been spent here.

Things that were so taboo in my school days in Calcutta were so cool in Delhi. A city of millions, and I hardly knew anyone. I had friends around me, but somewhere, I was alone. The city befriended me, urged me to explore deeper and deeper.

I made mistakes, I learnt, I spoke to people, picked up local language and talking styles. I have visited areas where people discourage you to venture alone. Oops.

Delhi has grown with me: the metro has come, suburbs have developed, my roots have gone deeper and I've sort of become used to its extreme characteristics: be it the weather, traffic or political influences (or whatever).

The City of Djinns - you'll love it. 
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Image: Hauz Khas Village, 2011

3 comments:

My Unfinished Life said...

yeah darling, delhi kinda grows on you...since I am born & brought up here.....I can totally get it :)

Rajrupa Gupta said...

I have never lived in Delhi! But am fascinated by it! But its Bombay that totally has me! Calcutta will anyway be my favorite because all my firsts are there! But still...

Usha Menon said...

Anupama, Happy to know that you stay in Delhi. I always had the impression that you were in Calcutta.Delhi adopts every one who comes here for shelter.