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Meet The Delhiwaala | The Constable

Shriyam posted on 1st November

We're all Delhiwaalas - some of us proud ones, some, not so much. But we, probably like people in any other city, have a tendency to get caught up in our own worlds - our social circles, what we love about Delhi, and our grievances with the city and the way it functions. At LBBD, we realized that there must be so many more points of view, so many more Delhiwaalas that don't have a platform to express their feelings about the city they live in, and so many people from different cities and different walks of life who are moulding themselves to become Delhiwaalas. In the interest of staying true to our city and its people, the crew at LBBD is taking to the streets and chatting with a range of people, and we're bringing their lives to the rest of you. We're kickstarting our Meet the Delhiwaala segment by calling the cops - well, a cop in particular! Meet the Delhiwaala - the constable


{Translated from Hindi}

Will you tell us your name?

No, I am not sure I want to say.

How old are you?


Are you from Delhi?

No, I am from Rajasthan.

How long have been in Delhi?

In service here for 4 years.

What is your post currently?

I am currently a Constable.

How long have you been posted here?

For about 2 years.

Have you ever had to use your gun in service?

Yes I have used it during training. There have been one or two incidents where I had to use my gun.

Anything you want to share from your experience in the service?

No, I haven’t had any such problem.

Why are you reading Vivekananda?

I am preparing for the further studies. I have a lot of time ahead of me. So I thought I would study, prepare and get some confidence.

What is one thing you have learned from Swami Vivekananda?

His determination and courage to face challenges.

How does one overcome challenges?

He should not be afraid, understand that it’s not that big, its temporary and it is just a part of life.

What is the biggest problem in Delhi?


How will you solve it?

Open more parks, decongest areas and remove grittiness of the people by removing traffic.

What is your favorite place in the city?

All of South Delhi. Vasant kunj, Vasant Vihar and other areas. It relaxing there and it has clean environment.

If given a chance would you like to go back to your hometown or live in Delhi?

Go back to Rajasthan, but Delhi is not that bad.

Where in Delhi can we find you?

I can’t tell you as my job and position does not allow me to do so.

What is one thing you want to change about The Delhi Police?

The police force is well equipped to handle situations, the public does not recognize it, but the physical standards of the police need to be maintained in line of duty.


Interview & picture by Shriyam Gupta