Delhizens rank No 1 on Rude-o-meter scale

January 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm 23 comments

Couple of days back I had an animated argument with a friend, after a while he just got fed-up and said, “You know there is something wrong with Delhi people. Everyone is aggressive, always ready to fight and prove your point.”

The Delhizen in me took the defensive approach and denied it of course. We people are warm, affectionate, forever ready to help and all such blah… Well, we are all of this but when someone challenges our power, or our ‘Me First & I am always right’ approach is pushed by potential competitors, then incidents like the one that took place in Khan Market day before happen. Road rage claims man’s life at Delhi

Khan Market, one of the plush shopping zone’s in Delhi is abuzz till late every day. Frequented by expats and hip Delhi crowd this place is known for its classy stores, cafés and fine-dine restaurants.

Parking is a pain and cars move bumper to bumper, nothing unusual it’s the case in every city. But in other cities do people slap or kill each other if their car gets ‘scratched’ or even hit? It happens in Delhi. A jet airways pilot got into a scuffle with manager of a renowned restaurant in a ‘how dare you hit my car’ case. Result? The manager died as he was run down by pilot’s car.

Lose your temper = loss of life!

Really, when it comes to impatience, intolerance and rudeness no one can beat us.

I admit, there is something with people in Delhi which needs to be fixed…



Entry filed under: Delhi-ghtfully Yours!, Me & Media.

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23 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mayur  |  January 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I guess there is lot of fire in the Delhi Belly 🙂

    By the way I have had extreme experiences with people from Delhi. Some of them are exceptionally well mannered while some of them are down right rude and deserve to be hit. Different states have different influence I guess

    • 2. delhizen  |  January 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      I guess the former are in minority now. You can count the nice, well-mannered people like me on your fingertips 😉

  • 3. snowleopard  |  January 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Nothing needs to be fixed about the people of Delhi….how dare you say that. Take it back you #$&%&%&^%&……thats it…I am going to kill you now. 😛

    • 4. delhizen  |  January 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Merci, for the comment that proves the post is based on facts 🙂 🙂

  • 5. Purbaray  |  January 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I think it’s the harsh climate that makes us so %^&%(^(## rude! People push, shove, lose their temper even when they are at fault, throw attitude. Sorry doesn’t exist in a Delhite’s lexicon.

    • 6. delhizen  |  January 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

      that’s another point, excuses, make some and try to get away from the fault. And if they don’t work then get aggressive…

      oh of course Sorry exists in our dictionary when someone owes it to us and not vice versa

  • 7. Sapna  |  January 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Hmmm I guess it that competitive spirit that wants the first place always even if it is the Rude-o-Meter 😛

    P.S: Nice theme.

    • 8. delhizen  |  January 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Sapna, you mean that we rank No.1 on Foolish-o-meter too? Good-Bad doesn’t matter till the time we get to be No.1 in something?

      We Delhizens are offended. Pats, you can teach her a lesson for making such a comment

  • 9. Kartikay  |  January 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I read somewhere that all big metropolises have the problem of increased aggression from their inhabitants. I guess it gets exacerbated in India – where everything from getting electricity, water to getting a passport and starting a business is a fight!

    Whats special about Delhi compared to Mumbai or Calcutta? Frankly, I don’t know!

    Btw, nice theme! The last one was too – black! This is much more “peppy” !

    • 10. delhizen  |  January 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      everything is a fight and everyone is ready to start one…

      yeah that theme was too black for my liking as well… but somehow the girl represented by attitude! koi gaal nahin 🙂 at least everyone likes this one… the colors are bright and bubbly like me 😉

      uff we delhizens are narcissist too!!

      • 11. snowleopard  |  January 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        Did someone call for a Narcissist?

      • 12. delhizen  |  January 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

        oucch… didn’t know I will wake-up another one… go bk to sleep Prats..!

  • 13. sarah  |  January 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    well, i agree with purba..its all becoz of climate and pollution and those jam-packed DTC buses that v r so rude( if at all) 😛
    coz the truth is (bitter i know) ki dilli wale bade dil waale hote hain 🙂 hehe

    • 14. delhizen  |  January 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      It’s just a case of one-up always. And like I said making excuses is in our DNA 🙂
      Nice to see you here Sarah!

  • 15. Sourav  |  January 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    At least we top at something! 😛
    Jokes apart, I’ve always experienced this, but people here can be as sugary too, depends on the individual more, I suppose?

  • 16. delhizen  |  January 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    You are right, I hit your car, and I will offer an apology in the most sugary-sweet tone. You touch my car and I will be ‘how dare you’.

    I was standing in the metro queue and this lady pushed me hard from behind, I just made way for her and said, “Its cool you can get in first”, she was clearly embarrassed and apologized. Kill with politeness is my mantra (at least most of the time) 🙂

    Welcome to Delhizen’s blog! 🙂 Keep visiting

  • 17. arpana  |  January 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Road rage and thinning patience are every where ,it has nothing to do with any city.

    • 18. delhizen  |  January 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      I agree its everywhere- unfortunately we are ahead of everyone in it

  • 19. Deboshree  |  January 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Humph. I love Delhi too much to accept a generalized negative trait 😀 but yes, crime and road rage and associated evils are forever on the rise in the capital. I am all for Krishna to come down on earth again.

  • 20. GuyUK  |  November 14, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Hey, nice blog!

    Yes, I agree with your post. I am from Norway and am studying in the UK. I personally have nothing against Delhizens or any Indians for that matter. You guys are really sweet. But I guess its a general perception that people have about people that hail from Delhi to be rude. There are around 15 Indians in our class out of which 4 are from Delhi. Again, not offending anyone, we find only those people to be a bit rude and kind of defensive in their approach. The rest of them are just awesome and we all have awesome time together. Though we never try to exclude them (those 4 people) from our group and conversations, yet their presence makes our gathering a bit conscious… Again, please dont take me wrong. I was just trying to tell my experience, which might just be an exception……

    • 21. delhizen  |  November 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      welcome to Delhizen’s blog GuyUK :). So you are aware of the not so nice side of Delhizens so let me tell you something good about them, just to balance out things.

      If you have a Delhizen for a friend and you are ever in trouble. Trust me the trouble will be in trouble because the Delhizen will ensure no harm comes to his friend 🙂

  • 22. bhrt  |  March 5, 2012 at 2:56 am

    i do have to agree with most of you here. having lived in other metros in india and aboard, i can confidently say delhi is by far the worst of the lot. people here are aggresive, arrogant, ill mannered and disrespectful to women. however delhi also has its fair share of well groomed citizens.

    for any foreigner to get an idea of delhis culture, i would invite them to drive in delhi. you would be suprised to know how many different ways the horn is used for.

    • 23. Delhizen  |  April 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      @Bhrt, surprisingly, I won’t be surprised at all about anything related to Delhi…. I have lived in the city long enough to love and loath it as the same time….!

      thank you for dropping by 🙂


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