1. The weather
Delhi has an extreme weather. It will be either 50 degrees or 5, that’s it. There is no moderate temperature. Whereas, Bombay sees a moderate weather throughout the year, it’s a minimum of 16 to a maximum of 31.
Once on my trip to Delhi, I told a friend “Its cold over here man!”
he replied “You Bombay-waalas are such chicks”
I said, “At least, we don’t wear sweaters!”
Delhi has a good nightlife. But, Bombay is way ahead when it comes to night life. Bombay has been able to produce high quality places of local and international brands that can be visited during the late hours and can be enjoyed to the utmost with the highest level of security. The brands like the Cafe Mocha and the Athena are spots where night life can be enjoyed at its best.Nightlife is way good in Bombay compared to Delhi.
Delhi guy, “You and your bloody cramped roads, how do you even travel at night?”
Me, “Well it takes us time but in the end I know my sister isn’t being followed by a rapist and she can go out at night”
Bombay has local trains and Delhi has its own vast metro network. Hands down, Delhi wins. Its air conditioned, safe and much more comfortable.
Delhi Guy, “We have a metro!”
Me “We are coming up with a monorail”
Delhi Guy, “And for how many years has it been coming?”
Sigh. Score: 2-1.
With a long recorded history of around 1500 years continuously as the Capital of some dynasty or empire and intermittent lost history of 5000 years (as claimed through scriptures like Mahabharat), modern-day Delhi is an amalgam of numerous imperial cities dotting its landscape. Considered as the city destroyed and rebuilt several times, Delhi boasts of a rich variety of heritage monuments, ranging from Hindu-Indian to Indo-Turkic to Indo-Persian to Indo-Mongol to Sikh-Indian to Sufi to British! Bombay, on the other hand, doesn’t have significant history preceding British era. It was established as a major port city during the British times and boasts of several British era architectures and monuments such as the Gateway of India.
Almost everyone in Delhi is related to some or the other big shot politician. So don’t be amazed when you hear people screaming “tu jaanta hai mera baap kaun hai?”at each other at a traffic signal.
5. The people
And then, there are the people. Delhi people are cold and heartless. Bombayitess are too busy to make time for a social life. Delhi people are more brand conscious than Bombaypeople. Bombay people are more helpful and friendly than Delhiites.
Once in a metro a man behind me screamed “hey asshole! Get out of my way!”
Me “so whatever happened to ‘excuse me’”
He replied “take your ‘excuse me’ and shove it up your ass”
I promise, you will never find such an insolent behaviour in Bombay. Not a chance.
When I was leaving Delhi I asked my friend, “So where do you live exactly?”
“Noida”, he said. I gave him a big smile and said “Noida is not Delhi! Get it through your head.”
Finally, well this is a battle that will never end. Paani puri vs golgappa, batata vada vs bonda, kanda vs pyaaz and what not! Nightlife vs having a life!
I hope this battle goes on and on because accept it we love to hate each other. Haha!
Who won? Who’s next? You decide
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