Quotes About Delhi

Quotes tagged as "delhi" (showing 1-30 of 32)
Khushwant Singh
“Once through this ruined city did I pass
I espied a lonely bird on a bough and asked
‘What knowest thou of this wilderness?’
It replied: 'I can sum it up in two words:
‘Alas, Alas!”
Khushwant Singh, Delhi

William Dalrymple
“Partition was a total catastrophe for Delhi,’ she said. ‘Those who were left behind are in misery. Those who were uprooted are in misery. The Peace of Delhi is gone. Now it is all gone.”
William Dalrymple, City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

Aravind Adiga
“Just because drivers and cooks in Delhi are reading Murder Weekly, it doesn't mean that they are all about to slit their masters' necks. Of course they’d like to. Of course, a billion servants are secretly fantasizing about strangling their bosses — and that’s why the government of India publishes this magazine and sells it on the streets for just four and a half rupees so that even the poor can buy it. you see, the murdered in the magazine is so mentally disturbed and sexually deranged that not one reader would want to be like him — and in the end he always gets caught by some honest, hardworking police officer (ha!), or goes mad and hangs himself by a bedsheet after writing a sentimental letter to his mother or primary school teacher, or is chased, beaten, buggered, and garroted by the brother of the woman he has done in. So if your driver is busy flicking through the pages of Murder Weekly, relax. No danger to you. Quite the contrary.

It’s when your driver starts to read about Gandhi and the Buddha that it’s time to wet your pants.”
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

Hari Kumar K
“If Allah has willed it that way... He must have better plans for you child...”
Hari Kumar K, When Strangers meet..

Khushwant Singh
“I am back in my beloved city. The scene of desolation fills my eyes with tears. At every step my distress and agitation increases. I cannot recognize houses or landmarks I once knew well. Of the former inhabitants, there is no trace. Everywhere there is a terrible emptiness. All at once I find myself in the quarter where I once resided. I recall the life I used to live: meeting friends in the evening, reciting poetry, making love, spending sleepless nights pining for beautiful women and writing verses on their long tresses which held me captive. That was life! What is there left of it? Nothing.”
Khushwant Singh, Delhi

Khuswant Singh
“When a man's instincts are evil, repentance has a short lease and brief is his gratitude towards those who have done him good.”
Khuswant Singh

Tahir Shah
“The mere mention of the Farakka Express, which jerks its way eastward each day from Delhi to Calcutta, is enough to throw even a seasoned traveller into fits of apoplexy. At a desert encampment on Namibia's Skeleton Coast, a hard-bitten adventurer had downed a peg of local fire-water then told me the tale. Farakka was a ghost train, he said, haunted by ghouls, Thuggees, and thieves. Only a passenger with a death wish would go anywhere near it.”
Tahir Shah, Sorcerer's Apprentice

Parul Wadhwa
“Myra wasn't simple or complicated. She was different. She was not perfect, not even close but her flaws were intresting. She always had an opinion, something to say about everything.Most interesting thing about her is that she never said something to please, yet she was nice to be around.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Hong  Mei
“Faxian and Xuanzang might have been the first Chinese to travel to India, but sometimes it felt like I was the first.”
Hong Mei

Parul Wadhwa
“As much as they were right for each other, time wasn't right for them.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“Nostalgia washes over me with tons of memors and lifetime rolled on this land. Every oblivious memory from the childhood wraps open in the fragrance of these busy roads and familiar land, long signals, irritating traffic,honking cars,rushing people,excessive pollution defining Delhi at its best.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“Delhi people can make anything look fancy. Delhi scares me with fast pace vehicles and running life, it can almost thrill anyone.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“Delhi: This place is inself an oxymoron.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

“Delhi. The ruins of an old city, markets, monuments, broken mansions, the zigzag of roads, the still

sad times of music past. And rising up from it, her mother, wind in her hair, laughing like a witch.”
Debotri Dhar, The Courtesans of Karim Street
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Parul Wadhwa
“It feels like home, far from home, yet homely. I have always been a fan of Delhi's practical life not that i have lived in an aspiration or yearning to make a living here, but delhi has always been on my soapbox.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“Abstract conversations are my favourite, for they unviel true convictions.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“Cut off's are like real sadist as they watch some folks happy and disappoint the majority. People dream of a life at Delhi University. Delhiites know there is something special about the brand name and life at the campus. Rest as they say is history and it speaks volumes.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“One aspiration and thousand aspirants fighting to make their place.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“The food in the hostel mess is worst of a kind. The grief in my words reach easily to those who have "been there and done that" Chapatti in the meal is either so uncooked or overly cooked and you can only expect dal in the ocean of water when you are ready to swim.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Hari Kumar K
“I can very well understand your frustration, but you must stick to your dreams. Try Harder!”
Hari Kumar K, When Strangers meet..

Parul Wadhwa
“Living independent might come as appalling as the word to anyone but me. The one who thinks it's a cool idea and worth it, has sure forgotten that independence comes with a price. If one doesn't still agree, you gotta try staying at a hostel.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“Hostel is one phase in a man's life that teaches him what Indian mothers fail to teach their children despite the use of potential weapons like rolling pin,broom stick, wiper so on and henceforth. Who knows if you are luckier, you might just experience your bachelorhood as a paying guest.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“College life is different, entirely different like you don't have to get ready and wear that red and crisp blue school uniform and look alike every day. Free to define ourselves with statement attire. Good thing.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“I am a palette of emotions; I remember how I have cov-eted to be free from the school rules. I look around to see people casually dressed up and walking with an aim maybe to make a better career or just add fame of DU degree like me. The campus is buzzing with freshman and activity. I just hope, these corridors, hallways, and passages don’t see me trip-ping and falling any day. I feel more comfortable standing in between the crowd of people moving. Like nobody is paying any heed. You can be yourself without feeling awkward about anything.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“I am sick and tired of coming good on expectations.”
Parul Wadhwa

Parul Wadhwa
“I have a distinct air of myself standing amidst such a crowd of people. My eyes set above, looking at the tall building if it bespeaks a promising note. I don’t know how fair is life, All I know is I have a plan to alter the face of it, the way I choose. A purpose, a driving motive, and an obsession.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“Just because some dreams never see light that doesn’t make us nonbelievers, they are wings to our sky and fiction makes us dream. I know the truth is fatal, especially for the stubborn’s but trust me the illusion is worse.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Parul Wadhwa
“I'm determined that I won't give up on my dreams for anything. I have evolved in these years. Learned and outgrown a lot many things including the unrealistic expectations of my family,fake relationships,society's criticism,surpassed people who are intimidated by my outspoken nature, Faux friends and especially the people who disappear in dark whenever they think its easier for them to do so. I have grown over stupid and useless conversations. The insecurity and the feeling of self doubt. I have never been less burdened.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

Karan Mahajan
“Growing up in Delhi, one gets addicted to pollution.”
Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs

“Every time the train stopped at a station, we would all hold our breath, making sure not a single sound drifted out of the closed windows. We were hungry and our throats parched. From inside the train we heard voices travelling up and down the platform, saying, “Hindu paani,” and, from the other side, “Muslim paani.” Apart from land and population, even the water had now been divided”
Aanchal Malhotra, Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory

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