Bhiya, kidhar ho? Choraye kane milo toh jara.
Indore and Indoris. I will never get bored of talking about either of them.
I can talk Indore, I can walk Indore, I can stay in Indore because Indore is a very phunny place.
Indore, also known as the food capital of India, adds to the vibrancy of Madhya Pradesh and is home to people who live with the zeal to be better each day. Indoris have a special charm, that makes them accept people from different parts of the country as well.
Here, I have a list of special things that might sound mediocre to many but to a true Indori, they are a mark of their identity. So, what are you waiting for? Witness the flavours of Indore in our style.
Singham aka Ranjeet Singh is a traffic police control officer in Indore who does moonwalk and dances while managing traffic. A visit to Indore is incomplete if you haven't met him or danced with him.
Every Indori is fond of street food at Sarafa. Sarafa is a jewellers market, which late in the evening turns into a street-food bazaar and is open till around 2 am. If you haven't planned an impromptu trip to Sarafa to satiate that midnight craving, you are not a true Indori.
In school, one of my teachers, who was from Jhansi, always taunted us saying, "Tum Indori logon ko subh chaar baje bhi utha kar pucho kya khaana hai, tum bologe poha jalebi. Aur yahan mil bhi jaata hai."
Well, that is true. Indoris can have poha and jalebi at any time of the day and in any season of the year. It is basically the staple food of the city and is available almost 24*7.
Getting high and sometimes being overfed with daal baati is probably the best form of foodgasm that you can experience during a weekend in Indore.
The famous 'Laal Balti ki kachori' is loaded with spices and is best known for being super-duper spicy. Only a true Indori can eat it and say, "Einn, Bhiya aaj teekhi ni kari aapne." or "Abey, yeh bhi koi teekha hai", because Indoris love spices.
If you say 'bhiya' instead of 'bhaiya', it is proven that you are an Indori. Not to mention that Indoris have a habit of saying things just for the sake it.
For a normal Indori the most expensive or standard thing to do on a weekend is to visit TI (Treasure Island Mall) or C21.
Indoris follow their own rules while driving. They care a damn about the traffic rules or the traffic police standing at the signal. They prefer driving on the wrong side rather than taking a u-turn.
Sev should be declared as the national snack for Indoris because they cannot eat anything without it. In fact, whenever 'bhenkar (a lot) bhookh' hits an Indori, he/she always has a weapon handy, which is sev.
Aariyau, jaariyau, khaariyau, bolriyau, bhiya, hao...
These are some words that Indoris can't live without. They have to use them at least once in a day, and that is what makes them stand apart from the rest.
If you are a true Indori, please share your favourite thing about the city in the comment section below.
Cover image credits: Indorehd
That's all people.
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