PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE
Commonly Known As : Delhites
Popular For : Cool lifestyle and Ethnicity
Population Majority : Punjabis, Haryanvi
Major Religions : Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism
A holiday to an unknown place is mostly determined by the way its people extend their arms and open their hearts to strangers, beside the attractions that the city flaunts of. Fortunately, Delhi rejoices both these attributes and hence affords thousands of tourists round the year. Justly because of its geographical location, its denizens are an impressive blend of tradition and intellect. They are known to welcome modern ideas, inventions and fantasies of the modern social ethos, and caress them in their daily lifestyle. People belonging to various religious sects, castes and lingual groups nestle cheek by jowl to each other, with their socio-economic status taking a back seat. Interestingly, although they pamper a modern lifestyle and a frolic heart, still they maintain their traditions and love to walk on cultural paths.
Migrations from various parts of India has led to diverse
culture coming together in various parts of Delhi to an extent that very
few of the city's residents can lay claim to being 'real' Delhi-wallahs,
as the population mix was dramatically changed, almost overnight, during
the trauma of Partition in 1947. The people of Delhi are basically Hindu
Punjabis, many of them originally refugees who fled in the opposite
direction - from Pakistan to India - during Partition. In recent decades
immigrants from the economically crouched states such as Bihar and Uttar
Pradesh have also poured in.
Prior to 1947, the people of the old city were predominantly Muslim, and most of them headed for Pakistan when trouble broke out. Their place was taken by Hindus and to a certain extent by Muslims from elsewhere in India, so while Old Delhi is still basically a Muslim city, it is inhabited largely by people who have been there for less than 50 years. This goes some way to explaining why so many of the fine havelis (mansions) of Old Delhi are so poorly maintained - the original owners have long gone, and the new owners have no pride in or sentimental attachment to the buildings.
Young Delhi People
In contrast, the vibrant New Delhi, pulsates with a
modern outlook and a world-class way of living. People prefer to compete
for materialistic affairs rather than thriving on forgotten memories. They
rush to their workplace in the morning and return to enjoy their hearts
out in bustling malls and colourful bazaars with their loved ones. Late
night parties, media goof-ups, fashion fiestas, luxury..and all these
blended perfectly with a sincere effort to preserve their rich culture.
Interestingly, Delhi portrays a positive kaleidoscope of myriad religions, who dwell in perfect harmony. Apart from having nearly all the world's great religions represented, it also pampers varied creed and beliefs, from all over India and world.
Plan a holiday tour to Delhi and experience the nutshell of Indian famous motto 'unity in diversity'. Meet an altogether different urban culture that traces its lineage to many centuries. Reach out for their sweet tone, colourful attires, festivals and of course, conviviality and you will never forget your vacation trip to the national capital of India.
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