Ever since I have heard this song I am wondering what does the singer mean when he say dilli waali girlfriend. Last weekend when I went to Jaipur I met this girl who was telling me again and again how I am entirely different from ‘Delhi girls’. When I asked her how exactly, she just said I am not irritating like them. I was not at all convinced with the reply but then it made me think hard what is it with Delhi girls. The only place where I get to plenty of Delhi girls is Ladies compartment of Delhi Metro. I see all kind of women of different age groups rushing to college work, market etc. Let’s categorize them and see what Delhi girls are made up of.
Working girls: These are the girls that are dressed in formals and have oodles of make up on their faces and kohl in their eyes. They have nicely done ironed hair, have matching shoes and they are always busy on phone with earphones plugged in. And if they are not talking on phone, they will listen to music. Once I got chance to peep into this girls playlist and she had all kind of Panjabi songs right from Pani Da rang to Honey Singh. I am sure their current favourites are Aashiqui 2 songs. When they are in group they talk about work, office politics in Panjabi accent Hinglish.
And there are working girls in Leggings and Kurta, they mostly have long plaits and wear shiny sandals. When in group, they talk about their families, friends, what they cooked last night in Hindi.
Students: Most of them have notes and course books in their hands and they don’t mind sitting on metro floors. They wear colourful T shirts, shorts and jeans teamed up with converse shoes. They don’t wear makeup but never forget to apply Kajal and fruity lip balm. When in groups they talk loudly about the lectures and college festivals. They are full of life and make you feel good.
And then there are students who go to coaching classes ( I might be wrong here). They are dressed in jeans/leggings and Kurta and carry a big bag with them. They look tired and when in groups they talk about chapters they have completed and chapters they have not.
I am sure there is more to Delhi girls but this is just my observation.