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All the pictures are from the dumping ground! Guys, it's an official dumping ground for the whole city. Many years ago it was far away but Delhi kept on growing. Current state is result of swallowing many villages/farms and neighboring cities for decades. This article takes a part of Delhi and paints it entirely like it.

I am surprised by other commenters are well.




Well, if you leave out the Lutyens' Delhi, pretty much all of Delhi is like that.

What shocks me the most is that how people here just accept the despicable state of their surroundings and just go on with their lives. I know of folks that own Audis and Mercs, but live next to a dumping yard. Now what is the point of having all that money, when you get see/smell only filth most of your life.

I had visited Delhi for the first time around twenty years ago, and it seems that despite of all the measures like CNG driven public transport and Metro, the situation has only gotten worse.

Unfortunately the political will here is too weak to effect a disruption to the current state.


> I know of folks that own Audis and Mercs, but live next to a dumping yard. Now what is the point of having all that money, when you get see/smell only filth most of your life.

The point is that one gets to compare it against the general population and thereby satisfy one's own ego. Generally, cars are a nice instrument for showing off wealth: they are highly visible. Homes are another excellent example.

You highlight very well the absurdity of valuing such monetary wealth in a context where it makes little sense.


Problem is overpopulation and less number of cities. Delhi/Mumbai and other metros get weight of the whole country. Unless more metros get created situation won't improve.


Wasn't there only one Lutyen?


No the picture of the kid in the river and the garbage on the river bank could be anywhere along the Yamuna River in the city. There are also lots just filled with garbage in Paharganj, so not its not just dump sites. Also old Delhi is one of the dirtiest places I think you can visit.




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