Landed in dear dilli, started getting nostalgic right away- the Good and the Bad.. Hindi speaking counter person! gol gappa stalls on the way! Gud ol DTC buses! Real 4 lane roads! Moving traffic! Hindi sign boards! Typical haryanvi tehzeeb! Warm and humid weather!
And then, within an hour of landing, before I'd even got off from the taxi, the Ugly of course reared its head, if you're in Delhi and you're a female, how long before you get stared down? even if you're not walking down any road?? hmm not even an hour , thats the current record.
Chuckled as the first thought that came to mind was the opening scene from an ol favourite - Hyderabad Blues. The "I'm home" nostalgia abruptly interrupted by a mooing black bull, jutting its face into the car. The resemblance was uncanny :)
Its easier to chuckle now, knowing I'm escaping back to traffic jam country tomorrow!