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A Love Letter to Delhi

It is very rare that one gets an opportunity to show appreciation for a city that has rewarded one in multiple ways. Here’s an epistle brimming with gratification, admiration, and affection for the sheer beauty the capital harbours!

Dearest Delhi,

It has been more than two years since I stepped foot in your cultural lap. I remember how the prospect of living alone for the very first time seemed daunting to me. Nevertheless, I was very excited to begin a new chapter of my life. Here I am today, a million experiences old and inextinguishably in love with this city!

It took a lot of time for me to adjust to the maze that this city is. Every time that I got lost, both figuratively and metaphorically, you only taught me how to find my way back home. You have told me how important it is to pick up the pieces lying on the floor after people and things shattered my confidence to the foundation. You have taught me to believe in myself no matter what the circumstances are. However, I am most grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and engage in life-changing experiences with them.

The friends that you have been the stage for have become my family, who will stick with me through thick and thin. At every nook and corner of this city, I find someone who inspires me to achieve a little more. More than anything, you have taught me to appreciate the little things in life and be content with them. You have a big heart, ever ready to forgive a person, but are ruthless when injustice is rendered to your loved ones. Whenever I have faced hardships, I found people around me to help and guide me so as to rid me of those pangs of loneliness.

How can I ever thank you for helping me to embark on this journey of self-discovery? In ways, more than one, you helped me find my individualistic corner and for this, I can never stop loving you. Your age-old stories give me perseverance and strength to stand on my own feet. In a very short span, you have provided me with warmth and love of home so much so that I do not like spending time anywhere else.  I know for a fact that if I ever leave you, I will never stop missing sipping chai in the morning while watching the sunrise. It is in your sunrise that I have found my dreams, the courage to pursue them and search for solace in life. I raise my glass to you and hope for many such inspiring and rejuvenating mornings. I hope that those new to this city fall madly in love with you as I did. As Prasoon Joshi flourishes out the magnificence of Delhi in this iconic song,

“Ye Dilli Hai Mere Yaar

Bas Ishq, Mohabbat, Pyaar”

Yours lovingly,

One of the many you inspire to rise and shine every day

 

Feature Image Credits: Culture Trip

 

Anukriti Mishra

anukritim@dubeat.com

 


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