What We Should Thank Delhi’s Smog For


What We Should Thank Delhi’s Smog For

Illustration: Akshita Monga


veryone is complaining about Delhi’s air quality and poor visibility, as if the city had things worth seeing. Delhi might have been pretty once, but it has been made significantly less pretty by the sheer number of humans that populate it. Try taking picture in front of the Qutub Minar and 27 humans will automatically manifest. But not anymore! Thank the smog, there’s no problem called the photobomb.

And so what if the Qutub Minar itself is not visible? You can’t have everything in life now, can you? Earlier, you’d spend ten minutes trying to perfect the hazy filter on your pictures before you could ’gram it. Now, you can get the haze, and still post an image with #NoFilter. Thank the smog for that.