What are the best pictures that showcase Delhi?

Answer by Rachit Bhatnagar:

Just too many. Delhi is not confined to one category, but there are so many pictures which would showcase Delhi that it's impossible to end. Here are a few –

Monuments – India Gate

Monuments – Qutab Minar

Monuments – Humayun's Tomb

Monuments – Red Fort

Monuments – Old Fort/Purana Quila

Politics – Rashtrapati Bhavan, North Block, South Block & Rajpath

Delhi Roads – Delhi Gurgaon Expressway/NH8

Delhi Roads – Shanti Path

Delhi Roads – AIIMS Interchange

Religious – Lotus Temple

Religious – Jama Masjid

Religious – Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, CP

Religious – Akshardham Temple

Modern Delhi – Delhi Metro – Jhandewalan

Modern Delhi – Indira Gandhi International Airport

Modern Delhi – Delhi Metro Airport Express

Shopping/Offices – Connaught Place

Shopping / Malls – Saket

Sports – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Sports – Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

Education – Delhi University – St. Stephen's College

Education – IIT Delhi

Education – AIIMS

Education – Modern School, Barakambha Road

PS – Credit to the original photographers. None of the photos are mine.

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What are some of the funniest true stories you have ever heard or experienced?

Answer by William Flaherty:

Disclaimer: This story might require a little constitution on your part.

When I was ~11 my mom was in a car accident in the family mini-van and it was totaled. While the insurance was sorting things out they gave us some 4 door sedan (for a family of 6) and the only other vehicle we had was my father's truck. So after about a month of having this sedan my parents decide it had been too long since we went out and did something together, "so tonight we're going to eat somewhere as a family". We decide on Chinese and have a good night at the restaurant. On the way back home the configuration of the car is as follows: my dad is driving, my mother in the passenger seat, my eldest brother (~15) behind the driver, in his lap my youngest brother (~7), in the middle seat was me and behind my mother my older sister (~14).

Now, as we're driving back a joke is told that has my little brother just cracking up, he's laughing so hard he starts coughing, to the point that he can't breathe and he starts having an asthma attack. So he is using his inhaler and he starts speaking through his little gasps, "Mom, mom, I'm gonna, I think I'm gonna throw up". My dad reacts instantly: "There is a garbage bag underneath your feet, find it". As you can imagine we frantically try to find this garbage bag but to no avail. So my mother grabs a to go cup from the front, dumps its contents out the window and says, "Throw up in this!" and hands it to my older brother. This all happens in a matter of about 30 seconds as you can imagine: my older brother is holding this cup and my littler brother starts throwing up in it to the point that it is overflowing on to my older brother who is sitting very stoned face and stoic, and on to me who is starting to gag a little. My mom, again reacting quickly says, "Give me the cup!" which she takes and again promptly tosses the contents of out the window. Here's the thing though, my sister had put her head out the window so she wouldn't have to smell the throw up in the car.

Not until the day I die will I ever forget the look on my sisters face when she pulled back into the car and turned toward me. It was a mixture of horror and apology, half covered in my little brothers vomit. It was smeared over exactly half of her face and it was so, so disgusting. In the split second she had, her eyes said to me, "I'm sorry, this is happening" and she unhesitatingly vomited all over both of us. Naturally, being covered in two different kinds of vomit and having just seen a face out of a horror movie, I instantly vomit on both of us as well.

My older brother just sat there, completely stoic. My mom is laughing so hard at what she's just done, that she is having her own coughing fit in the front. And my dad is yelling, "What the fuck is going on back there!?" He is pissed and this just adds to the hilarity of the situation. At this point we're on a pretty back country road so we pull over and strip down to nothing. My brothers and I are in our boxers and my sister is in our older brothers T-shirt (the only "clean" piece of clothing in the back of the car) and her underwear. My dad starts the car and then says, "I can't believe this", and my mom says "What, what's wrong?" and my dad says, "We are about to run out of gas". We are a pretty good way from anything so there is a real possibility we could be stranded in our current state, which just makes my mom laugh some more at the ridiculousness of it all. However, we do make it to a gas station, which affords us some pretty funny looks from strangers looking into the car at these naked children in the back. We make it home and after we get out under everyone's feet, we find a trash bag.

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What are some good things about Pakistan that everybody should know?

Answer by Vineet Kumar:

When we are talking about Pakistan, how can anyone not mention Music. Pakistan is full of talent whether its Cricket, Hockey or Music.

Some of the notable music magicians to come out of Pakistan:

1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: This genius needs no introduction. Just listen to this and you will agree with me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEUwXluEd0E
2. Junoon: Now, when we are talking about Junoon, remember, they were among the ones who showed the world how awesome Pakistani music can be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GONiLbKSX3k
3. Jal: Though I am not much of a big fan of this band, but they have a huge fan following in India and many Asian countries. With hits like 'Aadat' and 'Sajni', their music can haunt you for many days, such good is their music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIxdmjM9NKc
4. Strings: I consider these people as demigods of music, such is their charisma. Pioneers of Pakistani music attracts huge fans wherever they perform, and the following which they have in India is inexplicable. I can give up anything to get onstage with these guys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC2_YnMFr60
5. Rohail Hyatt: The musical genius and former pioneer of Pakistani Rock who came up with the concept of Coke Studio, which in my point of view is one of the best things that ever happened to the South Asian Music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7xqX51zqoM
6. Zeb & Haniya: This duo is good. Really really good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5avSOPPn9M
7. Ali Zafar: The multitalented personality who can act as awesome as he can sing.
This is my personal favorite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tr8GCc5FNA

8. Shehzad Roy: Another talent from Pakistan. This song of his is still popular in our country.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFyRzPhAl_8

I may have missed many singers/bands in this list, but this is just the beginning. We Indians love Pakistani music and those who said that music knows no barriers was bang on true.

Thanks for all the awesome music that has travelled across the border.
An Indian.

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