There are many things that make Delhiwaalas, well, Delhiwaalas.

Of the many things, there’s the stuff that we say. Some of it’s downright hilarious and apt, while some one-liners have us rolling our eyes {even though we probably used the same line in our last conversation}. We’re a city that talks the talk, walks… okay, no, we just drive everywhere. But whatever one may say, there’s something about Dilli.

Illustrated by Angel Bedi, here’s Delhi Lingo 101.

Saturday/Sunday/Monday Mornings sound like this…

hungover Delhi Lingo 101, Yaar




Delhi’s a small world, and we’re all ‘friends’…
friednsfriedn Delhi Lingo 101, Yaar



Because we’ve all said this at some point in our lives…

entry Delhi Lingo 101, Yaar


There’s something {is there?} about Delhi boys…

jugaad Delhi Lingo 101, Yaar



Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number. Be my bestie, maybe?

sowell Delhi Lingo 101, Yaar


We, in Delhi, fight for our rights. Starting with a functional meter…

meter-se Delhi Lingo 101, Yaar



There’s something about Delhi girls… maybe it’s the things we say, and the way we say them.

delhigirls Delhi Lingo 101, Yaar



About the Illustrator | Angel Bedi’s a true Delhiwaala at heart, whose alter ego manifests itself at ‘The Filmy Owl’. Check out her illustrations, musings on life, love, working out and everything in between here:

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