Popularly known as the rape capital, it seems as if Delhi is cursed with this problem. Every day one can find several cases of rape and molestation in Delhi newspapers. It is an extremely sad fact that almost every girl in Delhi has been a victim of eve teasing at some point in her life. We talk about equality and women empowerment but sadly women here, cannot even step out of the protected walls of their homes once the day light is gone as she might get raped or molested by her male counterpart.
People, people everywhere- be it Delhi metro, buses, roads, restaurants, parks or any other public place one can only find people in queues waiting. It is almost impossible to peacefully stroll around the city even if it is 2 am as there will still be honking traffic. This city is so used to being overcrowded and messy that people here have actually forgotten what it was like to be living without the hustle and bustle. Being a Delhite, moments of peace and solace is what I crave for the most.
‘You know we are just enjoying, you know it is a celebration. Please bear some inconveniences.’ Yup, that is the most common statement you will hear from a Dilliwala if it is the joyous occasion of a wedding ceremony, birthday or even a Jagran and you have dared to ask them to lower the volume of their music systems. People here love to celebrate every occasion with pomp and show but they often forget that their fun might become nuisance for others.
Due to God knows what reason people in Delhi are always angry, frustrated and ready to participate in a duel. Mistakenly hitting somebody’s car in the heavy traffic is apparently considered a major crime and you might get shot for it. Use of abusive language over petty issues is like a thing of everyday to people here. Sadly, people of “Dilli” do not have big hearts and it becomes almost impossible for them to forgive and forget other’s mistake.
Are you in Delhi and have you jumped the traffic signal? If by any chance your answer to this question is yes then don’t worry, just slip 100 or 200 bucks to the policeman and ride freely. Yes, that is how flimsy rules and regulations in Delhi are. Delhites have this irritating habit of not wanting to live under the law and abide by the rules. People spit and smoke in public places, they pee on roads freely and if caught they can easily get away.