It has been almost 11 months since I landed up in so called Delhi unki jaan [from city beautiful Chandigarh]. After having some experience here, I have been thinking of writing all the good and bad things, I have seen, in these 11 months. Well, will write about particular events some other time. Here what I am going to write is, few tips for the people who are new to Delhi or are planning to come to Delhi. Its in the form of dos and don’ts. I am just too lazy to do the segregation so it will be one after another, in no order, without thinking anything. Please bear with it 🙂
- The very first thing, where ever you go – Bus stand, railway station or somewhere else, take care of your luggage, you never know when some one comes and clean sweeps you 🙁
- For anything serious, don’t rely on anybody except in a case that you know the person before.
- If you happen to be a Punjabi (Sardar, to be more specific), never ever hire a Sardar Auto-wala or Taxi-wala. He is going to take advantage of that brotherhood and charge you twice the normal rate. Thats one of the most bloody things, I have seen in Delhi.
- If you use local buses to commute, be careful. Not to forget, they have been man eaters, there are other things too. There are hardly any drivers and conductors having a bit of sense that how to talk to somebody. And generally (if you aren’t lucky enough) there will be a hell lot of rush in the bus, and people of Delhi-man they have no sense at all. So better try to avoid falling in an argument with someone & more important, if he is doing too much then set him 🙂
- Most probably you will be renting a house. Again be careful here. Check everything before renting. Make everything clear. Read the rent agreement carefully before signing it. And be a man – if you aren’t wrong anywhere, screw up the owner. Believe me, they can be brought on the right track, this way only. [Since I came here, this is the 4th house where I am staying. Out of 4, only 1 owner was good (he was very good, in fact) all others were [are] typical Delhites. First was an old lady, don’t ask about her, she needed money, money and money. Second was the man whom I said was very good. Third was a pretty boring, useless chap. When we left, had (or avoided ?) an argument with him. Now this one is also the very same, with no difference. It has been a month only. Lets see how the things go on.
- If possible, find the accommodation near some metro line. Metro is one of the most beautiful things happened to Delhi. [You will feel proud, when you use it]. It will help you reach your place in least possible time, in AC and neat & clear manner. But on the negative side, still people have not learned, how to use Metro.
Well, thats all for now. I will keep on adding the useful stuff over here.
Best of Delhi’ing 🙂
Your comments, experiences are most welcome 🙂