One of the three cities of India’s Golden Triangle circuit, Delhi was severely hit due to the coronavirus. The city which used to bustle round the clock came to a halt for a long period when the central government announced a national lockdown on March 22, 2020. The local Delhites who never learned to be locked at home were left emotionally paralyzed as they were not able to go out to eat and hangout. Delhi is known for its street foods and hangout sites which are visited by everyone from young school kids to the retired group of the national capital. Traveling in Delhi amid pandemic became a life-threatening situation.
People had to hold cravings for the delicious parathas of Moolchand, giant naans of Kake di Hatti, street foods of Rajouri Garden and Lajpat Nagar, night walks around India Gate, evening hangout near Hauz Khas, and whatnot. This list just doesn’t stop here. CP, the most famous hangout joint and shopping area of Delhi turned out to be an abandoned complex of some apocalypse movie. Hanuman Mandir near CP which used to be the adda of creative minds who would come here in the evening, talk literature, politics over chai, and kachori remained silent for several months. I myself missed that place. From this end to the other, Delhi slept even in the day.