Dilliwalahs, being the way they are, see a positive side to this smog that virtually limits one’s vision. You can’t see the filth around you anymore (Swachh Bharat by default) and you can’t see that uncle who parks his car awkwardly to stand besides the compound wall for a leak. You don’t get to see Mr Arvind Kejriwal screaming at you from every other billboard. The lethargic can avoid morning walks for that’s what the doctors have ordered. And since low visibility leads to traffic snarls one can be pardoned for being late to work.
Now before you jump the gun and point a finger of complete inaction on ‘authorities’ – behold. They are tied up with more pressing issues such as blacking out news channels. So preoccupied are the authorities that they don’t even have the bandwidth to answer a simple question such as ‘Bagon mein bahar hai?’ (Is there spring in the gardens?). Ravish Kumar of NDTV tried and failed. He now gets a day off to ponder.