Time: 5:30 am
Place: In the Volvo, ISBT, Delhi
Ok, so I’m leaving for Chandigarh(yet again). But this time, I have got so many thing in mind. Yes, I’m going to Chandigarh to withdraw my admission there as I realized may be I should stay in my city, no matter what!
I reached the bus station by 5:20 am after having only a 3 hrs sleep at night as these admission things are surely killing me. And actually this is the only option in hand right now, but still I’m going there to take this extreme step. Anyway, I’m going to Chandigarh by the 5:30 am bus, and I have reached here very early for the 5:00 am bus.
Even though I have started writing sitting in the bus, I am pretty unsure about what to write.
During the hard process of thinking, rationalizing, and god knows what, I compared Delhi and Chandigarh, in my own ways. Please, please forgive me, if reading the following hurts anyone’s sentiments in any way. Even I agree that a 19 years stay in a city and a 19 hrs wandering on the roads of another, don’t give me any right to compare the two cities, but then this is how I perceive thing in my world.
(It has to be the first thing!)
Delhi – I guess I have actually discussed so much about it, that it may be inhuman if I start about it again. The traffic here is just so bad!
Chandigarh – This city is a relief!
So fewer cars, different lanes for cycle rickshaw, no flyovers and just so smooth traffic.
A typically planned city, Delhi can never be like this city.
Delhi – For Delhi, it’s actually an alien world!
No trees on the roadside, no parks or anything of that sort. Whatever we have here is just to maintain the green belt!
Chandigarh – I’m actually flat over this city for its greenery. You get very positive energy whenever you just catch the site of its roads.
This city is just so green!
Delhi– Ok fine, I know I’m no one to question the DDA, but seriously having a residential area anywhere or having a mall at every nook and corner of the city is no way to treat a city!
Chandigarh – Honestly, the city has got a mastermind behind its plan. A market at one side, residential area at a totally different place. You will never find any house on the roadside! Like in Delhi we have housing societies on the main roads!
Delhi – Delhi is a shopper’s paradise, no doubt about it. But we can surely do with a less number of shops.
Chandigarh – Chandigarh has got one very beautiful shopping place. It’s the CP of Delhi.
( I still thought of Delhi, no matter how beautiful and fascinating this city is!)
Delhi – No comments, all type of people live here.
Chandigarh – The people were actually very friendly.
The Welcome board
Delhi – When you enter this city from Chandigarh (you enter from the west Delhi border, Narela), you will find the welcome board with very petite Hindi alphabets—Delhi. In the next line, you’ll read, again in Hindi—Aapka swagat.
Yep, that’s it. Rest of the board is broken. So I assume the English part must have been there sometime in the ancient history period.
Chandigarh – Well, the board has got it written in flashy alphabets – Welcome to Chandigarh. The city beautiful. Now, this is what I call a perfect welcome!
Delhi – I’ll find them only here!
Chandigarh-Sorry Chandigarh, you lose here! And yes its the only reason why Delhi scores so much above you!
(We have reached Ambala, and the cute guys find a cute girl. They are talking like they have known each other for ages, and then the cute guy starts laughing in the most animated way you would have ever witnessed. Duur k dhol suhane, so true!:P)
And then I slept again. By the time I got up, I had finally concluded to withdraw my admission. I don’t know whether this a good decision or not, but I don’t care about it now.