Missed Flight – Beggars can’t be choosers

This line has been used by me very often and have shortened it to BCBC. Today (January 17, 2014) I find myself in that spot honestly. Was to board the 1800 flight from Delhi to Mumbai and I was kinda over confident that the flight would be delayed considering the fog etc. The counters closeContinue reading “Missed Flight – Beggars can’t be choosers”

Another shameful rape in Delhi, the rape capital of India

Delhi has witnessed it yet again. A 5-year-old girl was most brutally raped and the manner in which the police treated the whole episode is disgusting. As a father of an 8+ -year-old girl, I am appalled. Can’t even imagine what the parents of the child would have undergone! And the poor little child, whatContinue reading “Another shameful rape in Delhi, the rape capital of India”

Delhi – Abode of Rapists?

A 23-year-old budding physiotherapist was gang raped in Delhi in a moving bus by 5 men. While reams have been written about the incident, I do not want to go into the gory details. As a father of a daughter, I am honestly petrified at what goes on in this country especially Delhi. There haveContinue reading “Delhi – Abode of Rapists?”

English Gaffe yet again – Phonetic this time

No offence meant but North Indians have their own way of pronouncing thus V is pronounced as B etc. People from East India also have their fair share of peculiar pronunciations and so do people from South India. I am sure they will come up saying people like us from Western India have our own styles.Continue reading “English Gaffe yet again – Phonetic this time”

Connaught Place, New Delhi – A never ending work in progress

 I was in Delhi for the whole of last week and no trip to Delhi is complete without a visit to Connaught Place or CP as it is most popularly known as. CP was to be done up for the infamous Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010. It is another story that it never wasContinue reading “Connaught Place, New Delhi – A never ending work in progress”

Childhood memories of Delhi

Am in Delhi as I write this post. Yesterday I passed by the Red Fort in Old Delhi and saw that people still sell water in this age of bottled Bisleri, Kinley, Aquafina and the ilk. Not my point for this post. I took this picture using the phone and was taken back in timeContinue reading “Childhood memories of Delhi”

Delhi Disparity

Yesterday evening, as I stepped out of the swanky Delhi Airport Express station at New Delhi station, the disparity in life styles was so evident. The Airport Express is a state of the art metro connecting Delhi Airport’s Terminal 3 (T3) to the city center in a travel time of just under 25 minutes. Everything is spicContinue reading “Delhi Disparity”

Finally been to Parathe waali galli in Delhi

Yesterday, February 15, 2011, I finally visited the famous Parathe waali galli in Delhi. The place sure is unique and is an obscure lane in Old Delhi. Keshav being my usual guide in Delhi and he mentioned having been there once. Went by the metro to Chandni Chowk station and from there it was aContinue reading “Finally been to Parathe waali galli in Delhi”

Reservation for ladies

The funny thing about Delhi is that I have used the Metro there more frequently than I have ever used the local train in Mumbai. There is no difference for the two except that the coaches are air-conditioned and the doors close. You have escalators and elevators to take you up and sometimes down too. ButContinue reading “Reservation for ladies”

A unique museum of loos!!!

It is not often that one thinks about the usual loo and I was made to sit up and think recently. When in Delhi during the week, I was watching a re run of “It happens only in India”, a TV show on Fox History and Entertainment Channel hosted by my friend, Malishka who isContinue reading “A unique museum of loos!!!”