Fun Facts about Chandigarh – City Beautiful

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In my Second post, now it is a turn to share some Fun facts about my City Beautiful – Chandigarh.

Here is the list of some fun facts about Chandigarh – City Beautiful

  1. People in Chandigarh always have a separate budget (after buying a car) for bigger tires, alloy wheels, stereo, woofer.
  2. Shopping in guys’ vocabulary refers to buying daru from Jugnu Ahata and soda, glasses from any confectionery.
  3. Names like Neelam, Nirman, Kiran, Jagat, Batra, Piccadilly aren’t just names but entertainment centers in Chandigarh.
  4. Abbreviations like GCG, MCM mean a lot without knowing their full forms.
  5. Guys speak in loud Punjabi when a group of girls passes by and girls start speaking in English every time a group of guys passes by.
  6. The city seems too slow and dead and everyone heads to Delhi or Bangalore.
  7. The traffic cops start the challan drive in the last week of March to end the year in good numbers.
  8. Everyone in Chandigarh has a ‘massi’ in Canada, a ‘bhua’ in the UK or a ‘mama’ in the US.
  9. Everyone has some political connection.
  10. Stu C is more popular among non students.
  11. You are proud of being from a particular school and a passive member of its alumni group (YPS, Vivek, Sna, GNPS, Carmel, SJOBA etc.).
  12. Owning a Bullet while still in school is an achievement.
  13. Spending up to Rs 2 lacs on number 1 for a car’s number plate does not raise any eyebrows in Chandigarh.
  14. Kinetic Honda scooter is referred to as Kiney and Bullet bike as Bullt.
  15. You are proud of being a Punjabi.
  16. ‘Mallo Malli Khadak Piyan’ sticker is found on many cars.
  17. Guys are called by their surnames, (Brar, Sidhu bai, Dhillon) and followed by “Kiven aa, Kidaan!!”.
  18. 22g is only understood by you.
  19. You are shocked to find out when someone doesn’t drink and is a vegetarian.
  20. Many ppl are ‘vella’ when asked what they do.
  21. One hand, while driving, is on the ‘muchh’ and the other on the steering wheel.
  22. Everybody knows everybody here.
  23. Every new party place has the same old faces.
  24. A new car, bike etc. first comes to the Gehri route n later to the gurudwara or mandir.
  25. Anyone and Everyone had food at “Pal Da Dhaba” and “Giani Da Dhaba (Dharampur)”.
  26. Everyone has heard the song ” Chandigarh kare Aashiqui” by B21.
  27. Bikers are challaned even if the pillion rider is not wearing a helmet and girls are allowed to ride without one.
  28. Panchkula and Mohali-ites don’t mind being called as Chandigarhians.
  29. Very few people know about the Mosque in sector 20 and the Church in sector 18.
  30. Most people have been challaned more than once (for speeding mostly).
  31. English speaking girls are usually referred to as “yenkan”.
  32. The “Gehri-on-foot” (à la sector 35 CCD lane, sector 17) becomes more popular.
  33. Almost everyone gets phone calls (at odd hours) from drunk friends living abroad telling them how much they miss the city.
  34. When random Punjabi words are a part of your English vocabulary!!…for example…khup, kaim, and the panga.
  35. Hot Millions was the local Mc Donald’s where everyone has eaten their first pizza, burgers, shakes etc.
  36. Tribune Chowk is the most prominent and convenient landmark.
  37. Mohali is downtown.
  38. Open Jeeps and Yamaha 350s run side by side BMWs, Audis, and Porsches.
  39. ‘Tota’ does not mean a piece or a bird but a ‘yankan’.
  40. University elections SOI – PUSU become more important than MP, MLA, MC elections.

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