Advertisement
Monday, Oct 25, 2021
Outlook.com

Delhi Diary

Delhi is acquiring a distraught, Dickensian aura, attracting aggressive young men with few scruples about getting ahead

Delhi Diary
Photo by Narendra Bisht
Delhi Diary
outlookindia.com
2016-04-01T21:08:06+05:30
Crime and Punishment
With each passing day, the capital seems to descend a step closer to hell and damnation. The morning newspapers bring us a depressing litany of the dead, horrific stories of suicides and murders, each one with a stranger backstory than the one before. An attractive former model hangs herself in an upscale south Delhi apartment six months after marrying a businessman and discovering that he was already married, had two kids and liked to beat up women. A photo of her lovely face bandaged and badly bruised makes one wonder what causes such spells of violence towards women. Elsewhere,  a young dentist with a promising future is clubbed to death by a gang which includes two juveniles, all for daring to challenge them when their motorbike brushed against him.

Road rage, murders, rapes, suicides, Delhi is acquiring a distraught, Dickensian aura, attracting aggressive young men with few scruples about getting ahead. The city has already...
Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.

Aryan Khan Case: Witness Alleges NCB Asked For Rs 18 Crore Bribe From Shah Rukh Khan

Aryan Khan Case: Witness Alleges NCB Asked For Rs 18 Crore Bribe From Shah Rukh Khan

Aryan Khan, who is currently lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, was arrested on October 2 on a cruise in connection to the possession of illegal drugs.

T20 World Cup: Pakistan Break Jinx Vs India In Style

T20 World Cup: Pakistan Break Jinx Vs India In Style

Babar Azam (68) and Mohammad Rizwan (79) made light of a 152-run target to help Pakistan break a World Cup jinx against India.

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.

Advertisement