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You know you are in Chandigarh when…

1.) University elections become more important than MLA, MC elections (SOPU, PUSU bruuahh)

2.) Explaining Gehri to outsiders becomes a tough task

3.) ‘Uphill’ can only be understood by you

4.) You always have a ‘pind’ to goto every month

5.) Kaimbwala requires no further defining

6.) You always have a separate budget (after buying a car) for bigger tyres, alloy wheels, stereo, woofer

7.) Shopping in guys’ vocabulary refers to buying daru from Jugnu Ahata and soda, glasses from any confectionery

8.) Names like Neelam, Nirman, Kiran, Jagat, Batra, Piccadily aren’t just names but entertainment centres

9.) Car-o-bar refers to drinking with glasses on the dickey of the car in sector 8 market late at night

10.) Paranthe wale are the chefs who come out late at night at sector 16 to make paranthe and chai for late night partygoers

11.) Abbreviations like GCG, MCM mean a lot without knowing their full forms

12.) Guys speak in loud Punjabi when a group of girls passes by and girls start speaking in English everytime a group of guys passes by

13.) The city seems too slow and dead and everyone heads to Delhi

14.) The traffic cops start the challan drive in the last week of March to end the year in good numbers

15.) Everyone has a ‘massi’ in Canada, and a ‘bhua’ in UK

16.) Once upon a point Valentine’s Day meant tractors on Gehri route and speeds of only 5 km/h

17.) A new year’s bash is incompete without a fight

18.) Any party is incomplete without a fight

19.) Everyone has some political connection

20.) Stu C is more popular with non students

21.) You are proud of being from a particular school and a passive member of its alumni group (YPS, Vivek, Sna, GNPS, Carmel, SJOBA etc.)

22.) Going to the dog show means checking out the girls more than the dogs

23.) Owning a Bullet while still in school is an achievement

24.) Spending upto Rs 2 lacs on number 1 for a car’s number plate does not raise any eyebrows

25.) Kinetic Hondascooter is referred to as Kiney and Bullet bike as Bullt

26.) You are proud of being a Punjabi

27.) ‘Mallo Malli Khadak Piyan’ sticker is found on many cars

28.) Guys are called by their surnames, (Brar, Sidhu bai, Dhillon) and followed by “Kiven aa, Kidaan!!”

29.) 22g, 62 is only understood by you

30.) You are shocked to find out when someone doesn’t drink and is a vegetarian

31.) Many ppl are ‘vella’ when asked what they do

32.) Everyone’s been to the Rock Garden and hate to show it yet again to family friends/relatives from other cities

33.) One hand, while driving, is on the ‘muchh’ and the other on the steering wheel

34.) Everybody knows everybody

35.) Every new party place has the same old faces

36.) A new car, bike etc. first comes to the Gehri route n later to the gurudwara or mandir

37.) Coke and Pepsi come in small ‘Sheeshee’

38.) Your every sentence has a ” Ma Di” or “Bhen Di”

39.) Anyone and Everyone has had food at “Pal Da Dhaba” and “Giani Da Dhaba (Dharampur)”

40.) Desi Ahatas are officially called “TAVERNS”

41.) Everyone has heard the song “Chandigarh kare aashiqui” by B21

42.) Bikers are challaned even if the pillion rider is not wearing a helmet and girls are allowed to ride without one.

43.) While in school everyone waits for tuition time to finally talk to the special person (not in a uniform)

44.) Panchkula and Mohali-ites don’t mind being called as Chandigarhians

45.) Very few ppl know about the Mosque in sector 20 and the Church in sector 18

46.) Most ppl have been challaned more than once (for speeding mostly)

47.) … And most ppl have gone to the district courts in sector 17 to get their challans cleared (as it is cheaper than paying the fine at sector 29 police lines)

48.) A good lookin car turns more heads than a pretty girl

49.) English speaking girls are usually referred to as “yankan” or “jhankan”

50.) The “Gehri-on-foot” (à la sector 35 CCD lane, sector 17) becomes more popular

51) Friends often call up their counterparts (On the last evening) in the morning to ask…..Yaar , kal ki hoya si, roti khadi si???????????

52) Friends get too emotional after drinks and start telling each other……Yaar tu mera phra hai. Main tainu bahut pyaar kardan han.

53) People often get up in the morning and discover some bruises on their body parts but cannot recall where and when they fell the previous night

54) Thekas/ Wine shops open at 7:00 A.M.
55) Guys give direction of a location like this : Yaar, unni da theka dekhia hai, bas uthon khabe passe dua ghar hai.

One response »

  1. awesome list 🙂 You captured it just right


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