Monday, March 16, 2009

New Delhi Not for the Faint Hearted!

Everything is fine here. I have joined my new work place last Friday. My colleagues are cool, though some are quite irreee (burping at work place, if I were the boss, I would have fired them right away). Anyway, may be this is just what they are…My band is also very tight….Anyway lets leave all these sissy talks behind.

Like I have said before, India is a very interesting country with rich cultures and traditions. It’s very vibrant in many ways. To be short, words are not just enough to describe India. You have to experience for your self (this line sounds like the Matrix punch line). Since I have been here for almost around 2 months, I have seen and experience both Urban and rural India. During these time I have noticed lots of good as well as bad stuffs (you know, everything has its good as well as bad side).
I consider my self very luck because not much visitors get to experience a city as much as I did in such a short span. I am also glad that I was a part of the Holi festival, a festival of color. I was a part of this festival and guys this festival sure is fun… Colors, water, booze, colors and more colors are what this festival is all about.

Though this post might scare away my visitors but how long can in stay in my comfort zone. I think it time to write something beyond my comfort zone. This is going to be a long post, if you are bored please feel free to scroll down, cause I have some great pictures below. I would appreciate if you read the post and leave your comment, especially if you are staying in New Delhi.

(Below are 100% based on my Experience on Delhi. This does not include any cities of India)

Overall, Holi is very fun. But there were some stuffs that were confusing. I have seen people throwing rotten tomatoes (lucky me none of those hit me) and eggs at people ( I though Holi was a festival of color). I know any given place has it own share of cool as well as un cool dudes but seriously I have never seen such un mannered, perverts and un civilized dudes anywhere. Am sorry if you are from Delhi, but this is a fact, you have to except it. Coming to Perverts, I have seen and heard of people sexually attracted to feet, shoes, people getting turned on whipping their partners, tying their partners while, you know what… but I have never heard of people getting turned on throwing rotten tomatoes and eggs at girls. The tomatoes and the eggs were only thrown at girls. At first I though this was a part of the festival but later someone clarified my doubts. Am sure it must have hurt and am also quite sure the impact mark would last at least a week or a two. The worst part was, guys would throw water at girls, that too just near the boobs parts, so their boobs parts would become somewhat transparent. Believe it or not, some guys even invited to be a part of this highly exotic sexual game.

This is not the only instant. During my entire stay there isn’t a day that I won’t find at least four to five rape cases in the paper. I know this happen everywhere but the situation in Delhi is different from the rest. People hardly get arrest for their deed. Though I find countless of cases everyday but till now I haven’t read a single damn solved case where they have caught the culprit. Some days back I was discussing this case with some of my work colleagues about this issue and I was shocked to hear their response. According to these wise asses, girls get raped because of their dress code. Believe me in my entire stay I have never seen any girl dressing beyond normal.. No matter what they wear why this should never be a reason to spoil someone’s life. After all they have their own life. To add more fuel, I have also heard that 99.99% of rape victims don’t get married because they are somewhat considered as an outcast by the male gender..

I guess I should put a full stop here. Here are some pictures of Holi festival. Hope you enjoy it.,……





















26 comments:

  1. Great post. I never knew that New Delhi was in such a pathetic condition... Anyway love the pictures, plus the post was excellent!
    Guess you are becoming more social these days! Great Job

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  2. WOw! This post is hot.. I heard something like that from a friend (girl) who visited India some years back and was molested in New Delhi.. Think that city is sick..ll full of narrow minded people

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  3. Well, every place has its good as well as bad side, like you have stated above. Even me i have heard from friends that New Delhi is full of sick perverts! Love the pics

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  4. Dude forgot to mention that the pictures were great. Do keep posting more pictures. Have a nice day!

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  5. metal warrior not every one is sick.. But there are some quite sick perverts in the city....

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  6. It sad to see this still happening all over the world.Lovely pictures but not so lovely attitudes.

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  7. AK,
    ok, the tomato fetish thing is just some weird shit.

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  8. The pictures are great! I saw the Holi festival on The Amazing Race last season and it looked really fun. And also possibly a little bit dangerous. But mostly fun.

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  9. Dude the tomatoes things are new i guess. Something that was invented in New Delhi!

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  10. Yup ! I agree with you. Though the city is a wonderful place to visit and has many colors, but its not safe for Girls. There must be more people like you who must raise these issues so that, we can throw those Bastards right behind the bars.

    And for Rapists, Death should be the final judgment.

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  11. yes I am with you on this one..Holi has become an excuse today to simply molest,grope and pester women...
    also Delhi IS damn unsafe for women....the rapes...INDIA my friend is one hell of a country that way..we are so damn numb by now that it becomes a blur sometimes...India is a regressive society in more ways than one...not all of it and not all of its people but the majority yes...

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  12. yes I am with you on this one..Holi has become an excuse today to simply molest,grope and pester women...
    also Delhi IS damn unsafe for women....the rapes...INDIA my friend is one hell of a country that way..we are so damn numb by now that it becomes a blur sometimes...India is a regressive society in more ways than one...not all of it and not all of its people but the majority yes...

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  13. Wow - awesome and great flicks and experience you're having. And yes, bro- stand up, speak out, and make change!

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  14. The pix are great. But...it looks weird there. OR maybe I'm just picking up on your vibes...

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  15. OMG, how horrible!

    I believe it is not the dressing code is the problem. It is how the men can control themselves and at that place, I think they don't have enough education.

    If the rapists were caught in Malaysia, they would get YEARS behind bars & countless of whips.

    I'm just sad that there are no justice done for the victims.

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  16. Dude BTW what songs are you guys Performing!

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  17. Hi Traveler,
    Since the band is only around 3 weeks old, we have only two original songs. We will be doing that two originals, plus three cover song. one is Warriors of the world by Manowar. Mr. Crowley by Ozzy and Iron Man by Black Sabbath,
    Though am very much against doing covers but no other options. We will be covering all these songs in Black Metal Style..

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  18. Warriors of the world.. WOw. Dude that's one of my favorite songs.. Good luck...with the gig

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  19. Dude good luck.... I love the song selection. Guess it will be one hell of a show!

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  20. I am Iron Man....That songs rock! Good luck dude!

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  21. Thanks guys.... Gigging is all about having fun. Am hopping for a fun filled day!

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  22. Welcome to India...It's so wonderful that you are staying right in the heart of the country and have been welcomed by this vibrant and colorful festival...To my dismay, despite all modernization...some people have made it a real unsafe place with no respect for female...but anyways...Delhi is one of the best places and a hub for youth from other parts of the country...there is so much to explore...it's just the beginning...as they say 'yeh Dilli (Delhi) hai meri jaan'...

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  23. I totally agree with you. Delhi is a beautiful place, it is our country's capital but full of sick perverts. I mean most of them (males) are like that. They have no respect for woman and the road traffic is WORST. Sheesh!!
    I mean..no offence. Delhi is my birth place.

    There is one more thing you missed, when it comes to Holi - "BHAANG" (Cannabis plant) - It isa form of dope preparation of which occurs during the celebrations of Holi in March. It is somehow associated with Lord Shiva.
    Then there are Pakodas made out of Bhaang, Bhaang is also consumes with Thandai. It all happens during the festival of colours i.e.Holi

    So, I guess it was your first Holi in India.
    People in rural India are way better. :P

    P.S. Nice pictures

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  24. @wildchild

    Yes, men in Delhi have really sunk their heads so low that you feel shameful to be a part of such society...their hearts have been ripped off all feelings...be it love, be it respect...specially for females

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your travel stories and the pictures. best of luck for everything :)

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