1. Smog: I can taste it.
2. Rubble: this whole city looks like it’s been bombed out.
3. Horns: stop, seriously. I see you.
4. The smells of India: more varied than Thailand, more pungent than Hong Kong.
5. Trash: everywhere, a lot of it burning, a lot of it rotting, but most of it sitting on the ground waiting a couple million years to biodegrade.
This may sound overwhelmingly negative, but the jury is still out. And I know that, outside of the Western world, I almost never like a capital city. Like I said before, I never had any illusions that I would love India. Time will tell.