18 October 2006

Lajpat Nagar: insane honk-happy traffic, idiotic double parking, dust, noise, anti-terrorism police, really oily chowmein, buxom Punjabi aunties, loud Sardars tonking whisky mixed into two-litre bottles, chemists who sell cigarettes and most else, the pretence of middle class respectability...

I am trying to look for that one feature, the USP or two that with define and distinguish - but there aren't any. The guys who sell booze in the thekas are as brusque as the ones in Pahar Ganj, and the traffic, the air and noise is just as bad. The buildings are stuck to each other, like science projects gone bad, like in most of congested Delhi - East, West or North.

I will keep looking.