My bus dropped me quite a distance away from the metro station, so I walked. Good decision of wearing sneakers helped – I was almost jogging. I thought my exercise for the day is done but I was wrong. In the afternoon, I had to go to Patparganj and for that had to change the metro at Kashmere Gate. Looking at the rush I thought I’ll take the stairs instead of the escalator. And two sets of them! I died! If only I could pant with my tongue out! If you haven’t been there, please don’t be surprised. Each of these sets had 5 flights of about 10-12 stairs each. And for someone who has always lived on the ground floor, even one flight of stairs to the first floor is a pain.
Then I saw a completely new part of Delhi. I’d never even heard of places like Kanti Nagar. Chaos is the word to describe those roads. The number of traffic signals on my little route reminded me of South Delhi of 4-5 years back. But really, it felt like I was in some other city. Delhi might be a dot on the map of India but it really IS pretty huge.