The Real Fake Humans of Delhi

Ever since Brandon Stanton’s ‘Humans of New York’ (HoNY) picked up, there have been several earnest mimics of his page. And then, there’s Humans of Delhi (HoD), a satire of the ‘Humans…’ craze. Here’s an interview with not Himanshu (nH)from HoD.

“Uh.. what are you doing?” “OH HAI. We’re doing a pride march because 377 has been reinstated and so the LGBT are at a clear disadvantage and their act will now be considered and treated as a crime. So because we are all equal and they are all just like the rest of us, I’m showing my support for the community here with my friend and we’re acting lesbians.” "But your friend doesn't look quite comfortable, I would even say that she's being forced into this." "Please, when you don't know anything then don't go about poking your nose into other people's business." “That sounds deep. If you know what I mean. So what is your take on anal sex?” “EESSHHH, OMG THAT IS JUST DISGUSTING AND UNNATURAL.”
“Uh.. what are you doing?”
“OH HAI. We’re doing a pride march because 377 has been reinstated and so the LGBT are at a clear disadvantage and their act will now be considered and treated as a crime. So because we are all equal and they are all just like the rest of us, I’m showing my support for the community here with my friend and we’re acting lesbians.”
“But your friend doesn’t look quite comfortable, I would even say that she’s being forced into this.”
“Please, when you don’t know anything then don’t go about poking your nose into other people’s business.”
“That sounds deep. If you know what I mean. So what is your take on anal sex?”
“EESSHHH, OMG THAT IS JUST DISGUSTING AND UNNATURAL.”

When did you get acquainted Humans of New York?
nH- August 24th, 2013.

Are you originally from Delhi?
nH- Delhi is a city of migrants. We, however, have been residents since the original Harappans used the site as a dump.

How did you come up with the concept of Humans of Delhi, which is quite different from the rest of the spin-offs? How many contributors do you have?
nH- This concept came out of rage felt at the many ripoffs of HoNY, which frankly is a little too cheesy anyway. We don’t know about ‘quite different’ because now there seem to be as many parody HONY pages than sincere imitations.
We have only 1 contributor right now because the others are all luzers. Also, they are all gay for each other. That’s right BC, aur block karo mujhe.

"Ever had food at Jama masjid?" "Jee nahi wahan murg musalam nahi murg musalmaan milta hai." "At least leave the animals alone. They don't have a religion." "Kyun? Humari pomrainian, Sasha toh Hindu hai. Har Diwali par usse teeka bhi lagate hain hum."
“Ever had food at Jama masjid?”
“Jee nahi wahan murg musalam nahi murg musalmaan milta hai.”
“At least leave the animals alone. They don’t have a religion.”
“Kyun? Humari pomrainian, Sasha toh Hindu hai. Har Diwali par usse teeka bhi lagate hain hum.”

What does working undercover feel like?
nH- Feels good man.

Who are the people that you photograph? Are they friends/acquaintances?
nH- Some are friends, but mostly we prefer to steal copyrighted content from talented and hardworking photographers. It makes the likes all the more sweeter.

How do you carry out the shoot? Do you have some specific photo angle?
nH- We usually prefer a top-angle because then you might get to see down someone’s shirt. We don’t pre-determine anything.

What kind of feedback do you receive?
nH- Usually angry, hateful ones. It means we’re doing our job well.

Has this changed your general perspective towards life and people?
nH- Yes. We have learned that likes and shares are everything in life. We have had fights and break-ups simply because one or more of us favoured a more like-attracting post than one that was closer to our vision.

"So you're like a gang?" "I knew Bitto here from school, and then we meet Jamil when we went to his shop to a get vodafone message pack recharge done and all three of us met babbu, gullu and chironji during a cosco cricket tournament" "What do you do, I mean as a gang?" "Gullu here likes a girl, and she is saying no, so we folow her where ever she goes. Pankaj also knows little bit of hacking so we also keep checking her facebook account to make sure she is not cheating on Gullu" "What if she keeps saying no?" "Jamil's cousin sells acid for home use"
“So you’re like a gang?”
“I knew Bitto here from school, and then we meet Jamil when we went to his shop to a get vodafone message pack recharge done and all three of us met babbu, gullu and chironji during a cosco cricket tournament”
“What do you do, I mean as a gang?”
“Gullu here likes a girl, and she is saying no, so we folow her where ever she goes. Pankaj also knows little bit of hacking so we also keep checking her facebook account to make sure she is not cheating on Gullu”
“What if she keeps saying no?”
“Jamil’s cousin sells acid for home use”

Check out their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humans-of-Delhi/638988479488911?fref=ts

Happy New Year does seem to have it all

Happy-New-Year-movie-image

Happy New Year is a quintessential Bollywood movie, but it is much more than that. It draws you towards itself like a moth to a flame, and leaves you wondering why you would watch it. More importantly, it leaves you entertained, which makes you severely judge yourself. This is a ground-breaking movie, a pioneer. By that I mean it is perhaps the first movie to issue a warning that alcohol is injurious to health, to an audience that has previously only been warned about smoking.
But I digress. Moving on, this movie has everything an entertainer should have.

Historical significance: A very strong representation of Indians, their obsession with former glory and blue diamonds. Also reminiscent of Shah Rukh Khan’s wonderful performances (strictly historical).
Guardian Angels: Excerpts from movies like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Chak De India, etc.
The Martyr: Dubai. Chosen over other exotic locales, only to be used for its harshness and brutality to punish Jackie Shroff and then discarded. Plus, their police had to be extra accommodating, Bollywood police style, to let SRK trash talk with Jackie Shroff towards the end.
The Parental Figure: Jackie Shroff. He may be harsh, but he really is an over involved parent at heart. Which other businessman takes personal interest in the dance competitions he sponsors? Which other filthy rich guy takes a personal interest in the surveillance of his vault, not to mention give a guided tour of said vault to his employees?

The villain: Dance. I believe the ‘art’ has died a slow death. To be fair, the dance teacher (Deepika) was stiff as a cardboard so it wasn’t right to expect much from the rest. But I suppose her lack of talent is excusable, because she’s hot.

Token regional representation: Here, we have Abhishek Bacchan and Deepika vying for worst Marathi accent, giving Kareena from Singham some tough competition.

Patriotism: The emotion of patriotism has been exhibited by a devotional/dance song ‘Indiawale’. Also represented is the sad state of affairs in the country, through the peoples’ obsession with an obscure and shady dance competition.

Adventurous activities: Drenching Shahrukh in mud and water, and trying to convince the audience that his body is sexier than his eyes.
Places of tourist interest: Sonu Sood’s abs and Deepika’s navel.
Comeback Moment: A gentle reminder of Dino Morea’s acting career.
Pop Culture References: This is a movie that combines Don, all the Dhooms and Step Ups
Distinguishing feature: Farah Khan’s skill. Skill to get SRK to tattoo (albeit a temporary one) ‘For you Farah’ on his back. And to get Anurag Kashyap and Vishal Dadlani to dance as drag queens.