Driver Chand Choudhary, a veteran of Marutis, Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes-Benzes, BMWs, and Audis, was hired by the cab company in 2010. By the time we crossed Mahipalpur they were exchanging s (hugs). Delhi’s traditional cab culture is one of neighbourhood taxi stands manned by drivers known to the nearby families. “It’s risky to have a single man for stick pick-ups, especially on Fridays. A girl in jeans, tank top and high heels is walking down the road.
Turning towards IIT flyover, Mr Choudhary says, “We’re going to Select Citywalk.” “At 11pm, you get the most stick pickups in the malls of Rajouri Garden, Saket, Vasant Vihar and Gurgaon.” In cabbie speak, the ‘stick pickup’ refers to customers who hail the cab on the road, while the ‘bidding pickup’ means getting a customer who has made a booking through the car company’s call centre. A young woman might think twice before getting cosy with her boyfriend if the driver knows her dad. A queue of Accords, Honda Citys, Hyundai Vernas, Mercedes-Benzes, and Audis is snaking towards to the underground parking. She stops, climbs the pavement, and stands a few feet away from the tree.
There could be many drivers in the same vicinity; the ‘bid’ that has to be accepted within 30 seconds goes to the driver who presses the button first. A middle-aged woman in a salwar kameez steps out from a chauffer-driven red Accord. Back in the car, Mr Choudhury says, “At this hour you’ll find many girls here looking for men to make some pocket money.For decades, the first (and only) place where many men and women could meet other gay, lesbian, or transgender people was at a bar, mostly in the shadows.The openly gay bar is a relatively new addition to the social space scene, and it became quite common quite quickly, perhaps, some say, too quickly.Mene Naziya ko phone karne ki koshish bhi ki par uske bhai ne uska sim card phek diya tha. Meine ghar ka darwaja thakthkaya toh naziya ke bhai ne hi door khola.Aur idhar mera hindu bina kata lund pareshan ho raha tha, use ab naziya ke muslim chut k pani ki aadat lag gayi thi pure 6 din Mera hindu lund mere muslim rand naziya ke muslim chut ke bina tadap raha tha. Aur jaise hi usne mujhe dekha who mujhe marne douada aaya.Ab uske muslim bhai ko bhi hamare dono ke chakkar ke barein mein pata chal gaya tha.