We, the Delhites!


The case is about a group of people in this world who have been often termed as ‘Dilli Walahs”.

I would just pen the traits. Just for a read!

  1. You drink only on Monday , Wednesday , and Thursday to Sunday evenings. And try not drinking on Tuesday! And treating a friend means – Daaru Shaaru te kabbab shabbab.
  2. You hear women asking the vegetable vendor "Bhaiyaa dhaniya hari mirchi nahi diya!" [Even with Half a kilo Carrot – Dhania & Hari Mirch is expected free ] 😉
  3. A place to meet is Mocha, CCD, Barista, Hookah!
  4. You use the word "setting" or "jugad" at-least once a day.
  5. You have not visited either of – Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple . It is for tourists .
  6. You ride on the cycle rickshaw – haggle over the price but still pity rickshaw walla’s condition and give him what he asked.
  7. You always ask the vendor "Bhaiya yeh Gol-Guppe Aate ki hai ya Sooji ke?"
  8. You have been to a wedding at a Mehrauli farmhouse at least once.
  9. You understand all important words in Punjabi & punjabi "helping verbs" 😉
  10. You call the waiter in the restaurant "boss" or "Pappey" & tack on "yaar"/ "bhai" to almost every sentence.
  11. You know that Pappay Da Dhaba or Kakkay Da Hotel has better butter chicken than Taj. You’ve at least tried it once! And you see a BMW, a Porsche OR a Mercedes parked outside it!
  12. You describe practically every other person on the planet as "Vella".
  13. You see Middle Aged Aunties wearing Gucci shades and holding LV bags having Gol-Gappas in GK or Bhelpuri in South Ex along with Diet Coke !
  14. You call every stranger ‘Bhaiya’
  15. You refer to East Delhi as "Jamuna Paar".
  16. You refer to AIIMS as Medical.
  17. Pretty girls as Totta, Maal or Bamb (Punjabi for Bomb)
  18. Aashiq mizaz boys as Majnu di Aulad !
  19. You don’t buy tickets for a music concert or cricket match, but try to use political contacts  of -  “the deputy secretary of the chief secretary of the Minister of State for Khadi.”
  20. You overtake everyone from the wrong side and stare into his/her eyes while doing so.
  21. You have fought atleast once with neighbors over parking.
  22. You’ve hit 120 kmph at Nelson Mandela Marg and waited for midnight to do it.
  23. You have bribed a traffic policeman at-least once – every month.
  24. You use "contacts" (Jugaad) for everything, from getting movie tickets to restaurant bookings to playschool admissions.
  25. You call people from north east CHINKIS.
  26. You think EVERY South Indian comes from ‘ Madras ‘ and is Madrasi.
  27. You feel indicating which way you are going to turn your vehicle is an information security leak.
  28. You are a good driver coz you are correct in your Guess of what the driver in the front vehicle will do.
  29. The only time you went to the Chidiya Ghar (Zoo) was on a school picnic.
  30. You expect around 10 FM STATIONS in every city! Woohooo!

DESPITE all the good and bad, you still love Delhi and feel proud at the catchphrase – Dilli hai Dil Walon ki!

Image credits: Prato9x




4 thoughts on “We, the Delhites!

  1. “Middle Aged Aunties wearing Gucci shades and holding LV bags having Gol-Gappas in GK or Bhelpuri in South Ex”..hilarious statement but very true. I have seen delhities with more than 1 lac rupees worth accessories on their body they gulp down 10 Rs gol gappas with equal ease.

  2. Ha ha… Great points Praval, even most of the points applied for almost every metro cities of India.
    Delhi is well known for food and work culture. People work here like machine and the parties are like bombshell. Ye Delhi hai meri jaan, bas ishq, mohabbat,pyar. Hope you don’t mind this comment Praval 🙂 Delhi rocks!

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