The truth in itself is harsh to hide and impossible to lie about. Being in a country where I am born and brought up in the new changing phase of its lifestyle simply is absurdly shocking. Once which was “Incredible” or as it may still be advertised is nothing of any incredible sorts. I may well be biased about it but this is the harsh reality of things that keeps coming in front of my eyes. Especially all the big cities have this new dreaded look of over populated crowds. I can’t be lying about what I have been seeing and I have been shown by this country.
Well, not to forget this country is now “Country of Rapes” – Its my 9th day and I am fed up with the newspapers full of incidents of molestation, groping, rapes and all kinds of acts against the woman. I have been surprised – but when I see the population blast in the cities, I do see the reason behind it. The world here is controlled by cops which are hideously uneducated, highly unorganized and have no sense of what they are dealing with – Politicians who are utterly disgust in being politically powerful. Until recently, I had a different impression but being an insider it does leave you to lots of things that make you think otherwise and think of it in a bigger picture.
The level between the poor and rich is completely gone haywire. The price to own a roof has rocketed through the skies – I cannot imagine how this started and where this is going. The difference between the rich and poor has gone way too far. I do see the root for the reason why there is such a huge level of rapes in this country. The male dominant world is powerful enough to show that they can achieve anything, anyway they want and anytime they want. The population blast of this country is not going to stop as everyone heads into the cities. Cities become a merge of all the working class unlike all the other big metropolitan s. The cost of living is well at par that of Europe and nothing really beats the competition here. I was discussing this with few friends and all have are of the same opinion that this would be chaos in next 5-10yrs. The crime rate is the thing of future to come but is not too far. It may be a far fetched prediction but with poor people trying to find food – they see rich standing next to them in “Maybach” or “Rolls Royce” will not ease the pain. I do see the things from insider eyes that being an outside traveler. Backpack travelers would revel but at the same time this country in cities has lost its charm. Nothing in the huge cities is anything that interests me anymore.
For those who are looking for lavish holidays, you can get the same now in any country at the same price. India, is now a thing of past that can attract single travelers – it is a massively unattractive, unseen and highly dangerous place. Reading the newspapers sick of rape cases – simply turns me off. Why !! Is it something that media loves to report or is it that they pay all these rapists and promise them to make them famous ?!! I do not know if this is what you find “Incredible” in “India” !!
Good luck to you if you want to travel hardcore and really want to explore this nation. Sooner or later you will realise that people will soon be asking you prices way higher than what they should be for anything to everything.
On the other hand, you may well be pleased to travel in “Delhi Metro” which has AC in it and it works pretty much on time, all the time and regularly. Other than that – beware of pickpockets, crossing the roads in traffic as the subways are often under construction and without doubt – the country still runs in full motion without a stop. Welcome to the unreal yet real “India”
I am sure this will attract some attention but that is what is needed. I will soon post the videos once I can get a good web connectivity. My words do sound bit empty without pictures and sounds of this moving nation.
For to say it – Firstly and Fore-mostly – It may be surprising but I am going to write it all as I felt it in the past 4 days since I am in the country of this moving paced lifestyle and dramatically fast paced makeover.
It has been over 4 years since I was last here and this country sent a good shock through my spine when I first landed here. I landed here in the early morning hours but the chaos was not too quiet. I guess this was just the introduction of me to the fast paced changing nation. The first thing that was a shock for me was – The huge make over of the pre-existing IGI Airport. It seems to have undergone a huge visual and physical surgery to end up in this new layout which is really worth a mention. Coming from LHR this is a huge change but the transition time has drastically been cut short from hours to minutes.
It is all going to be on my videos once I can find myself in a suitable fast paced web environment. Still struggling with the web speeds and transfer of big files. So that all will have to wait till I land back in my England. I had my school friend picking me up from the airport to take me to my home in Trans-Yamuna. It seems that traffic is pretty much worst than ever before. I for first few minutes was in sheer shock – Shall I admit – I do not have a courage to drive or ride in this country again – May be I have become too much of a soft rider instead of a pure hard core. I do not know if I will be willing to take on in this traffic. It is pure nightmare – even at a night time on a Saturday morning – the rush seems to be too much of a challenge to get adapted too. I have disconnected myself from the life here in this country so I will be struggling a bit of getting used to it.
On my way home, I was straight on with the roadside food which my stomach has no complaints with so it all went great – proves – I am able to at least get in with the food habits of this nation. This is when I know, there is a bit of a desi inside of me. The roads have a few changes too along with changing nation – the breadth of the roads have gone double folds. The potholes scenario seems to have changed too but this is surely something that is normal for this nation. Not to forget that I am not an Indian anymore for a visit after 4 years there is a hell lot of changes to adapt too.
My Next day, the first day in this city has pretty much left nice touches to it. I started with paying my visit to Rajghat – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi – the man which this nation now speaks of in strange words. I suppose this is the reason why modern lifestyles has created huge differences in the thought process of this changing nations population. Nothing here on my end – for me, it is still a reason to appreciate for this country – the man who gave his life to this nation for everything this nation now is. Many of those who will dis-agree but this is my thoughts and my notions – I respect him. The place is absolutely well planted with beautiful flowers, serene environs and stunning trees around. After a quick trip, I was soon headed into the the Old Delhi or call it Puraani Dilli. One of the most amazing and always the favorite part of Delhi for me.
If you have an eye for architecture hidden in the changing nation – this is where you will find it but not with an eye of having a camera but with an eye of a keen explorer only. I can admit that this place has some feeling from the past by-gone era which is now no more a part of this changing nation. I love it to the bits that if you want to see the Incredible India – Come ask me for a walk and I will show that to you. (These shall follow us on the videos, at later stages). Playing cricket in these small streets, even more amazing – getting hit by a plastic anda (ball) was impressive re-collection back into the childhood days. It all happens here. Incredible is not that this country is called so uselessly – the logic becomes separate from its real intent.
I am going to quit for the time being – since I do not have entire hours of web access so – I shall share some more as we go with it. In the meanwhile, if you are in Delhi – you know where to pop me a PM – leave me a liner on my FB page.