Next up, Namya and Neha got into a debate over whether men in Delhi are sex-starved or not. “That’s a terrible generalisation,”said one of them, while the other started pointing out statistics of rapes and instances of eve-teasing in the Capital.
Ritu, who refuses to consider herself a Delhiite, despite having lived here for almost a decade, says, “I have had to change six houses in nine years…what to do, everyone in this city is just out to fleece you.”
The floor was now open…everyone had something new to crib about. What annoys Rahul is the typical Delhiwalla attitude of everyone thinking they are “connected”. Consider the immortal dialogue, ‘Tujhe pata hai main kiska beta hoon?’ (Do you know whose son I am?)
“Why are they cutting trees like crazy? Yamuna Bank side used to be so green, just to make the road wide they cut all the trees,” said Aroma.
A frequent Metro user, Minakshi’s biggest grouse is with the sheer number of people here. “There are just too many people. Metro main bhi log hai, roads pe bhi hain, buses are also full…the roads are packed even on Sundays.”
For Himadree, it’s the beggars “who touch you and then hurl abuses at you if you don’t pay”, while Girija (who pondered for a long time to answer this one) says, “How do people, specially men, have so much time to stand and stare at us?”
Debjeet, who came to Delhi from Kolkata two years ago, finds the general citizen’s apathy towards the city baffling. “I just don’t understand the people. They have everything that a national capital should have and yet they are spoiling it. They spit everywhere, drivers have no sense… no other city has such a nice landscape, roads, trees, shops of all brands... Delhi has everything, but people who really care.”