Yesterday, we had a very interesting discussion. About Delhi, of course! (as an expat, you will always have a conversation about your experiences here☺️). It is true to many people, that the city teaches you a lot of lessons on a daily basis, and helps you to discover who you really are. How? Well, the number of people affect the number of experiences. So, for example, in any other country you might get upset with one driver in one day. Here, you might be getting pissed off all day long with the local drivers:) there are simply more cars, more traffic and more mess ups on human part.
So, the more you experience, the more you practice your responses, waste less time and shape your own character!
Some don’t really like what they discover though 😜the true self turns out to be not that shy little angel, but a straightforward individual with zero tolerance for bullshit.
I had people saying “I did not know I can get so angry!”, “some time ago, the “old me” would keep quiet, but now I always respond!”, “Saying “no” is so much easier now”
Yes, the big city can bring out the worse in you. However, maybe it is actually a good thing? Getting angry is good. You experience it and know how to handle it next time. The Straightforwardness can help you stand up for yourself and the art of saying “no” can make your life easier.
Delhi is a huge busy city. To get from one place to the other might take you the whole day due to traffic.
When I first moved here, several people advised me “plan only one meeting in one day”. However, I was way more ambitious and confident I can make at least two meetings happen. Well, I am no longer that ambitious 😂
I made people wait for me on several occasions, so now I try to avoid planning anything that requires a lot of travel.
Plus, because travel takes up so much time...the time itself seems to pass by faster! I had recently been on vacation and noticed how long my days had become. However, back in delhi it started to fly by all over again!
Breathe in, breathe out.
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It definitely helps you beat the city traffic, parking is not such a big issue and it’s affordable! (USD 900 on average). However, there are also some disadvantages😔. It is pretty dangerous with “no driving rule” policies in Delhi. The weather is not always cooperating. Being under the direct sun with temperatures above +40 is not a pleasant way to get a tan:))) However, many chose this transport because despite the weather tricks, you need to get to places. Delhi, just like any other capital, is buzzing...You need to be in this rush to get things done, to grab opportunities as they come and achieve your dreams! Lucky, the city has what it takes to get you further, but along the way, there might be some inconveniences. Only you can chose what is worth the trouble!
What’s your secret on traveling around Delhi? Any way to beat the traffic?
I was born in Soviet Union, and brought up in a very distinct soviet style. It had always been important to consider the society whenever we did something. Even when it came to our dress code. (I remember being told off a few times by elder generation for my wide pants dragging on the floor behind me...well, they couldn’t accept the fashion of the day:)) Of course, just like anyone of my generation, I was fighting the societal concern and free advices that our people were giving. However, it also stopped me from doing something totally nuts. 😜
Public shame worked for us to grow up and become considerate to others.
Despite my love for the country and the city I live in now, I face a big challenge with inconsiderate people in Delhi. I am not talking about the general population which many claim is lacking education and basic common sense. I speak about the high-end society, educated & wealthy. The ones who should really set an example for the rest...But, at the same time, people who think they can stop their luxury cars anywhere on the street or drive on the other side of the road, as well as throw garbage out of their windows.
Yesterday, one older lady drove on the wrong side of the road next to my house, to get closer to the vegetable sellers. She created traffic and confusion. My auto was stuck. I looked at her and shook my head in disappointment. Surely, I had a lot more to say to her. Of course, instead of an apology, she got pissed off🙈But hopefully next time she will think twice before breaking rules, as no one likes to be caught in illegal action.
Do you think it is everyone’s responsibility to point out the wrong actions and demand people to think about others? Or is it a violation of privacy and won’t work here? Would YOU tell someone if they are doing something wrong?