Dos and Don’ts in Delhi

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 🙂



  1. nice one …

    write at least 10 +ves and 10 -ves.

  2. yea dude

    will keep on adding, whatever i recall…


  3. dude what man-eater r u talking abt????

    i hope u mean girls.. :D)))))

  4. But I meant all those blue line buses that have been in news for all the stuff related to killing people 🙁

  5. Veer:

    I like your postings just disagree on Sardar point is not correct… you cant generalize things. I did stay delhi for about one year but i never had any hard time due to the same reason you wrote… it is same with any community…
    I think you being a lover of art should delete those comments…

    anyhow thanks for the comments on my blog for Gurdas Mann posts..I am already member of your yahoo group…


  6. Hi Bikram

    Yea later on I came to know that you have already joined. Great to know that 🙂


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