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#DilwaliDilli 12 Things You Would Relate To If You’re A True Delhiite

Yeh dilli hai mere yaar

Bas ishq mohabbat pyaar

Granted, Delhiites ooze a lot of swag (sometimes unwanted) but yaar dil saaf hota hai hamara. If you have the asli dilli khoon, here are 12 things you will nod in yes to because every Delhiite knows the pains and gains of belonging to #DilWaliDilli

1. Tu jaanta nahi mera baap kaun hai


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Yes, spend 10 minutes in Delhi and you’ll meet 15 people who’ll throw that one to your face. Baaps are really bold in Delhi, I surmise. The funny thing is you can also find a chai wala saying this. Looks like it is the Delhi cult to brag about the baap after all. 😉

2. Delhi University, enough said

Oh we all know the pains of DU. If you’ve got into DU, take a standing ovation. You’re the likes of the Delhi boy Sarthak Agarwal who topped the boards to become the hottest meme. Seriously, 99% and you still don’t make it- got to be Dilli mere yaar!

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3. Rado ki ghadi haathon me and perfume Guccivala


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Delhiites love flaunting their love for brands. From Rado to Gucci to Prada and even Burberry, they own it all. Before you wonder what their bank balance is, sneak into Janpath and Sarojini Nagar. Michael Korrs sells at less than 1k and if you have shrewd bargaining skills, your Rolex could be under 500 bucks. Deal vali dilli?

4. Abhi toh party shuru hui hai


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Almost every party is at Hauz Khaz and every Delhiite will be quick to say abhi toh party shuru hui hai. Looks like Honey Singh is much loved in the dil waalon ki dilli. After all, he’s where they draw their swag from, eh?

5. The desi daaru


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Trust the Delhiites to drink and drink and then drink again. From the top shot labels to Jack Daniels and the very own desi daaru. Kabhi bhi. Kahi bhi. Don’t be too shocked if a résumé for an interview reads, skills: 10 pegs in 10 seconds..haha! 😉

6. The butter chicken


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No matter whether you are a vegetarian or a non vegetarian, you will understand the fascination of butter chicken. Bhaiya butter thoda extra is something every Delhiite says regardless of the dish. Also, the paranthe vali gali is the adda for some dollops of butter and makhan vali baatein! 😉

7. Shoe string budget? Chandni Chowk

Going budget shopping for the Dilli vali girlfriend who is hard to please? Chandi Chowk chal yaar. Looking for the best gift for Sharma ji ke ladke ka birthday bash? Chandi chowk hai toh. Want to fix your iPhone 6 plus? Erm, not Chandni chowk!

8. It is F**KING Gurgaon

Trust a true Delhiite to totally lose his cool when someone calls Gurgaon or even Noida as Delhi. We’re separate places. Jeez please, they are not Delhiites. Kuch bhi bolte ho yaar!

9. Shut the f**k up

When in Delhi, learn to swear. From the chai wala to the office CEO, even your 3 year old toddler and the sophisticated girl who is too cool – will all slang like a boss. Don’t be too shocked if the first word of your newborn kid is @#$%. Dilli hai mere yaar!

10. Traffic. Period.

No one gets the pain of being stuck at the same spot for 7 straight hours except for a Delhiite. If someone is stuck at Narayana, you may as well book a flight, visit Thailand, come back again and guess what, he would still be at Narayana. Okay, maybe Bengaluru people will come in a close second to say ‘feel you, my Delhi bro..’ 😛

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11. Odd to be even

Our muffler man’s new rule of odd number and even number car plates – umm, the less I say, the more it is. We feel you, Delhiites. *Takes out even numbered car on an odd day and munches popcorn*

12. Dilwaalon ki delhi


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No matter whether you hate us, abuse us or roll your eyes at us, you can’t ignore dil waalon ki dilli. Love pumping heart, oodles of swag and dilli da yaar.

Yeh dilli hai mere yaar

Bas ishq mohabbat pyaar

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Shruti Fatehpuria

Shruti Fatehpuria

I am a misfit software engineer who left her work in the corporate world to pursue the insatiable quest to write. A freelance worker by the day, I choose to dream with eyes open wide. I have conversations with myself where I talk of the possibilities that life can hold. Too many wishes made on empty starless nights ensure that there are various dreams yet to be lived. I am working my way as I am on a quest to find myself. The greatest journeys are indeed the ones that lie within. I am yet to live my story because right now, the book is full of too many apostrophes and too many commas. The words are jumbled until the right one fits the puzzle. I don't believe in perfection because too many times, it is imperfection which paints the perfect story. I am verbose and I aim at living life in full swing until a speed breaker curbs the tantalizing pace with which I wish to conquer the dreams that would otherwise be too big for the not-so-tiny shoes I wear. Blessed with a lot of chubby fat, I love going the extra mile to conquer my extra dreams with an extra advice after all, we all love a little extra. A die-hard shopaholic, you can often find me laughing on serious stuff inappropriately at wrong times (unintentionally).