Delhi’s Underbelly



It’s a city of forts and celebrated history
But its reputation needs a new chemistry
No place this for young women
when men behave more like demons

Megapolis with a happening metro
Lutyens’ zones that spell sexy retro
Flowery roundabouts and flyovers galore–
all come to nought with cowardly gore!

It’s no town to be proud of at night
When bystanders watch a poor girl’s plight
Where VIP cars block the commoner’s ways
Where rapists and goons hold their sway

From the times of the Mahabharata’s battles
When a princess was gambled away like cattle
To the 21st Century version of the game:
it’s a City whose environs speak of shame

A place where men glare, yell in road rage
A modern city that seems like a cage
Needs some sense to chart a new tomorrow
To look beyond its scars and sorrows

Find your way, my city, you still can shine
Just mend your men, and you’ll be divine
There’s a majestic past running in your veins
Let not its glory drown in pain!

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  1. Vedgautam says:

    Sharmaji while writing such a lengthy, boring blog you should have some commonsense. Whereas thereare only a few Hindus who managed a few blasts as a reaction to Congress govt’s inaction and Islamist mafia’s dozens of blasts. If there are 9 Hindu rerrorists there are 90 islsmic terrorists. If one Babri masjid was demolished there are thousands of temples and gurdwaras demolished by your Islamic patriots. What a comparision? If a few less than a thousand muslims were killed in Gujrat 234 Hindus also died at the hands of good muslims.Pandits were killed,maimed and driven out.
    But secular Guru you must follow Rahul Baby as he is your icon.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Sunita,
    Don’t you think Commercial Capital of UP, Kanpur is being ignored for development, in favor of Lucknow. The city of Lucknow is basically parasitic city producing hardly anything worthwhile except for politician and babus ramblings.

    Kanpur owes its decline to apathy of State govt. because the infrastructure and business that should have come to Kanpur has been diverted to Lucknow and other cities for political purposes.

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    Saron Reply:

    Rajeev,

    Every part of UP and Lucknow has been ignored for some areas of Lucknow.

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  3. anilkhanna says:

    we pursue money as spirtual goal.i exercise my right and my freedom by demanding the balance of the monetary transaction.hpwever credit-cards have eleminated the need-area of demanding balance.my gut feeling is volume of festivity accelerated spending will be low in india i have started questioning whether our way of celebrating dewali is right.what a noble way of celebrating dewali by arranging gifs for underprivilege.

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    Saron Reply:

    Anil ji, Besides gifts , one must spend time with the underprivelege. People are willing to send gifts but spend time.

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  4. Ramesh Talwani says:

    WILL SUNITA AARON ,DO ASTUDY TO FIND OUT HOW DIWALI WAS CELEBRATED IN AREAS OF MAHRASTRA WHERE THOUSAND KID DIES OF MALNUTRITION.THE PICTURE AS A NATION IS NO BETTER THAN SOMALIA.
    BUT TODAYS JOURNALISM IS TO PLEASE THE MASTERS.

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    Saron Reply:

    I agree with you except for the last line. The message entailed in the blog is to think about the underprivelegd. Go in any part of rural India, North or South, the tales are same. And I have seen in Maharashtra, in Tamil Nadu and in UP to name a few

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  5. Fasihson says:

    One of the now manifest cultural impact of Islam on Upper Caste Hindus is that the latter are now more ready to spend on the Dalits and the down-trodden, at least during festivals.

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    Saron Reply:

    Those who believe in your observation perhaps can’t understand the sentiment with which the blog was written.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    When the earning is limitless who cares for receipt ? It’s all due to the fact that materialism is at its peak.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    The majority is busy to make his or her own Diwali happy but true satisfaction is always there when we make someone else happy by our support,help or charity.

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    Saron Reply:

    Its not charity pls. It’s the satisfaction and the realization that while chasing materialistic pleasures we are ignoring the fact that we are infact the blessed ones

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  8. Saron says:

    I did not see castes of the underprivelegd. Even Brahmins can be poor

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  9. Ksarves says:

    How come that human rights organizations are exercised over the perceived atrocities against Muslim youth, even though, Muslims are identified as the fountainhead of terrorism, the world over. Stray events of Hindutva terror should not be equated with recurrent events of terrorism perpetrated by Islamists the world over and just not in India alone. What proportion of HIndus committed terrorist activities? and what proportion of muslims can be accused of the same? We should not lose our sense of proportion in making a judgment on so sensitive an issue.

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