Monday, May 7, 2012

Where the hell do we live?

Cars being chased and pelted with stones in broad daylight on Golf Course Extension Road.
Women being raped.
Rash rich brats driving BMWs running free on the roads, killing entire families and getting away with it.
NGO caretakers raping kids under their care.
Youngsters driving around in groups openly drinking alcohol out of plastic glasses while driving
Youngsters parked on the roadside sniffing thinner in the middle of the afternoon
Pollution and dust levels rising to a point where nebulizers are becoming a common appliance in households with children.
Open sewers on roads
Sewage tankers being emptied on the roadsides
Goons driving literally anywhere and anyhow they please and getting away with it
Rude rude rude drivers that we're constantly being counselled not to get mad at else who knows you might get killed and land up on next day's page 5 news

I honestly don't know how long I can carry on writing about Gurgaon.


10 comments:

JC said...

100% agreed. I moved here from Bangalore in January and really crushing myself for taking such foolish decision. Gurgaon is hell expensive as compared to Bangalore, be it real-estate or rates of vegetables/fruits. No concept of public transport, Autos have their own rates, increasing crime rate, school eduction is touching roof.. list goes on. Its like living in hell, especially because I don't own a car and I am afraid to buy one after seeing monster SUVs ruling the roads with drunken drivers or kids. God Bless Gurgaon!!
- Jagbir

Crafty said...

Is it really that bad - I'm being asked about moving here for work - are there any positives - are there a luxurious expat areas?

newingurgaon said...

Rising crime, rash & bad driving with road rage is a phenomenon thats all over Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad and Faribadad - There have been cases on the Noida expressway where a van filled with hooligans smashes the windscreens of cars overtaking them for "fun". A friend's friend got mugged at the Nehru Place red light. Drinking and driving are a common sight in New Delhi as well - just peep into any lane with a popular kebab shop.

I've lived in South/Central Delhi for most of my life and now in Gurgaon for the past 6 months. Infact, the wife and I regularly consulted your blog before making the shift. Thank you..

I urge you not to get dissapointed and be patient as its the people who can make the change and although its not the time to revolt just yet, I believe little by little we can make this place better. Gurgaon is jumping from super rural to ultra urban and the scenario will take time to truly change.

grazd said...

I follow your blog regularly since it is the only nice thing about Gurgaon on the internet. I do hope you are able to live better. Thank you for sharing your experiences and I hope you can stay strong facing these issues.

I have always wondered how people can continue living there despite the severe challenges present. It is a fascinating experiment of creating a city with zero governance. For those who wold like to live in private townships or do away with government, it is a a great answer to what such a fate entails.

grazd said...

I follow your blog regularly since it is the only nice thing about Gurgaon on the internet. I do hope you are able to live better. Thank you for sharing your experiences and I hope you can stay strong facing these issues.

I have always wondered how people can continue living there despite the severe challenges present. It is a fascinating experiment of creating a city with zero governance. For those who wold like to live in private townships or do away with government, it is a a great answer to what such a fate entails.

grazd said...

I follow your blog regularly since it is the only nice thing about Gurgaon on the internet. I do hope you are able to live better. Thank you for sharing your experiences and I hope you can stay strong facing these issues.

I have always wondered how people can continue living there despite the severe challenges present. It is a fascinating experiment of creating a city with zero governance. For those who wold like to live in private townships or do away with government, it is a a great answer to what such a fate entails.

Cave Man said...

Is it good anywhere else? Unfortunate incidents/accidents happens even at the top of the everest.

Usha said...

Oh wow! Guess I am doing my research a little too late lol. Hopefully my short stay at Gurgaon proves safe. :)

Cheers

Vikram Gupta said...

Gurgaon is the most expensive city to live in India. Rentals are just too expensive. People are bad,rough and rude. There is law and order problem. In summer, there are too much power cuts. Even the inverter back up is not enough . Weather is too bad,roads are bad - I hate my decision of coming to Gurgaon.

Gurgaon Renewal Mission said...

Completely Agree with the main problem which I face is Traffic Congestion in Guragon. The toll takes almost 45 min every to get inside the city. The toll is just beginning of traffic congestion in Gurgaon,be it shankar chowk, Huda city center of city is jam packed.