Friday, September 19, 2008

You know you are in Chandigarh when.....

Some things which makes Chandigarh a different city. The Chandigarhia thinks he stays in a city which is a mix of New York and London and thinks all other cities near Chandigarh are worthless... The Chandigariyah always keeps his car, dress, hairstyle posh and language crap.... You know you are in Chandigarh when they talk about so many local things that you become out of place.... Khi Khi Khi Khi... Typical Punjabi.... Chandigarh is Chandigarh because..... 
  1. University elections become more important than MLA, MC elections (SOPU, PUSU bruuahh) 
  2. Explaining Gehri to outsiders becomes a tough task (Gehri is nothing but a walk or bike ride around the corner traffic signal and back to check out the girls or just show off your new bike)
  3. 'Uphill' can only be understood by you... (Means Solan & Simla) 
  4. You always have a 'pind' to goto every month (Most of the people in Chandigarh want to show off that they are Desi from heart hence go to their Village every month end to get money from their parents. Most guys in Chandigarh dont work, they just blow the heard earned money of their parents)
  5. Kaimbwala requires no further defining 
  6. You always have a separate budget (after buying a car) for bigger tyres, alloy wheels, stereo, woofer 
  7. Shopping in guys' vocabulary refers to buying daru from Jugnu Ahata and soda, glasses from any confectionery 
  8. Names like Neelam, Nirman, Kiran, Jagat, Batra, Piccadily aren't just names but entertainment centres 
  9. Car-o-bar refers to drinking with glasses on the dickey of the car in sector 8 market late at night 
  10. Paranthe wale are the chefs who come out late at night at sector 16 to make paranthe and chai for late night partygoers 
  11. Abbreviations like GCG, MCM mean a lot without knowing their full forms 
  12. Guys speak in loud Punjabi when a group of girls passes by and girls start speaking in English everytime a group of guys passes by 
  13. The city seems too slow and dead and everyone heads to Delhi 
  14. The traffic cops start the challan drive in the last week of March to end the year in good numbers 
  15. Everyone has a 'massi' in Canada, and a 'bhua' in UK 
  16. Once upon a point Valentine's Day meant tractors on Gehri route and speeds of only 5 km/h
  17. A new year's bash is incompete without a fight 
  18. Any party is incomplete without a fight 
  19. Everyone has some political connection 
  20. Stu C is more popular with non students 
  21. You are proud of being from a particular school and a passive member of its alumni group (YPS, Vivek, Sna, GNPS, Carmel, SJOBA etc.) 
  22. Going to the dog show means checking out the girls more than the dogs 
  23. Owning a Bullet while still in school is an achievement 
  24. Spending upto Rs 2 lacs on number 1 for a car's number plate does not raise any eyebrows 
  25. Kinetic Hondascooter is referred to as Kiney and Bullet bike as Bullt 
  26. You are proud of being a Punjabi 
  27. 'Mallo Malli Khadak Piyan' sticker is found on many cars 
  28. Guys are called by their surnames, (Brar, Sidhu bai, Dhillon) and followed by "Kiven aa, Kidaan!!" 
  29. 22g, 62 is only understood by you 
  30. You are shocked to find out when someone doesn't drink and is a vegetarian 
  31. Many ppl are 'vella' when asked what they do 
  32. Everyone's been to the Rock Garden and hate to show it yet again to family friends/relatives from other cities 
  33. One hand, while driving, is on the 'muchh' and the other on the steering wheel 
  34. Everybody knows everybody 
  35. Every new party place has the same old faces 
  36. A new car, bike etc. first comes to the Gehri route n later to the gurudwara or mandir 
  37. Coke and Pepsi come in small 'Sheeshee' 
  38. Your every sentence has a " Ma Di" or "Bhen Di" 
  39. Anyone and Everyone has had food at "Pal Da Dhaba" and "Giani Da Dhaba (Dharampur)" 
  40. Desi Ahatas are officially called "TAVERNS" 
  41. Everyone has heard the song "Chandigarh kare aashiqui" by B21 
  42. Bikers are challaned even if the pillion rider is not wearing a helmet and girls are allowed to ride without one. 
  43. While in school everyone waits for tuition time to finally talk to the special person (not in a uniform) 
  44. Panchkula and Mohali-ites don't mind being called as Chandigarhians 
  45. Very few ppl know about the Mosque in sector 20 and the Church in sector 18 
  46. Most ppl have been challaned more than once (for speeding mostly) 
  47. ... And most ppl have gone to the district courts in sector 17 to get their challans cleared (as it is cheaper than paying the fine at sector 29 police lines) 
  48. A good lookin car turns more heads than a pretty girl 
  49. English speaking girls are usually referred to as "yankan" or "jhankan" 
  50. The "Gehri-on-foot" (à la sector 35 CCD lane, sector 17) becomes more popular
No Energy to explain everything. 

Catch a Chandigarhiya.... Tullu ko mail karo... 


rajeev 4:02 AM, September 22, 2008  

wow. made me nostalgic ! I was there only for 2 years, but the first two years of college are special. And then our hostel overlooked the road to GCG.

Girl With Big Eyes 8:41 AM, September 23, 2008  

Wow that's a really long list and hilarious!

Btw, tagged ya!

How do we know 7:04 PM, October 04, 2008  

ha ha.. yes, that is a strange list for a non chandigarho married to a chandigarhi.. aaaarghhh!!

most of it makes sense..

nsingh,  4:39 PM, March 23, 2009  

Cent per cent truth, I love to say truth. These people just show-off nothing else not even a penny in their pockets. The most moron people i hve seen after living/staying in most of india and abroad.
Excellent survey & to the point analysis.

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