There are things that vary from city to city. And then there are that do not.
Like men of dubious upbringing trying to bring down every wall by sheer urea power. Amazing How the spirit that fell the Berlin Wall is still smouldering in far away India!
Like autowallahs who were uncompromising shearers in previous life.
Or like traffic police warnings.
As you enter Green Park, one such warning screams "Helmet Ki Adat, Pariwar Ki Chahat".
Loosely translated, it basically means every time you kickstart your bike, family members want you to use the helmet. Possibly because your life insurance had lapsed long ago.
An advice of indubitable sagacity indeed.
Had Raman Lamba heeded to that, he would not have popped up in my memory the moment I saw the writing.
# Liar! Liar!
Sreesanth says Harbhajan is like his elder brother. Well, Dipu Santh's is a rather chubby face and barring a thick moustache, is clean shaven. Now that is called stretch of imagination.
# Yours Faithfully:
Outside the stadium, couple of fans tell a local channel that they always knew Sreesanth will stage a comeback.
Once through, one of them hail a riskshaw. The rickshaw-puller wants to know his destination. It still rings in my ear. "Faithfulgunj".
# Marriages, here and there:
News filters in that Gautam Gambhir would skip next Test due to sister's wedding. Press box is abuzz, would Australia allow such a thing? Someone explains "There you can always make it to any of the weddings of your sister." Now that is mean.