Every city exhibits has its own special traditions, customs, habits and lifestyle through their own unique behaviour they display and by doing things little differently. A little witty, teasy, and a little more on your face, here is a list of aspects and attributes that define a true Vizagite.
1. Always avoiding conflict
In cities like Hyderabad or Delhi, it is common to see people get aggressive on roads and actually get into fist fights. This is not the case in Vizag. No matter what happens, a Vizagite is always calm and works out the issue in a mature way.
2. Sober most of the time
Vizagites are sensible and sober all the time. Nothing like the GIF above!
3. An obsession for beaches
Who said people living in Goa are the only ones obsessed with beaches. They know the true pleasure of leisure isn’t wasting a day in bed and is rather in lounging somewhere beautiful.
4. Sarcasm, that is the middle name
Yes, they are very good at throwing those sarcastic comments. They would say something so unbelievably good about you, that they mean complete opposite. You will find them in Vizag.
5. Maverick-ism is in the blood
Vizagites love doing things on their own and setting their own trends!
6. Love having a calm demeanor
The city doesn’t have the hustle-bustle of big cities like Mumbai or Delhi and it reflects in the people as well!
7. Nothing cheers a Vizagite up like going to the beach
No matter how sad or grumpy one maybe, their mood is instantly lifted up at the sound of waves and food. Going to the beach just to take a break from their monotonous day and grabbing some nice munchies on the beach is a very common thing.
8. They love road trips
People of Vizag love their road trips. It doesn’t matter if it is noon or late night; a Vizagite is always ready for a road trip!
9. Excuses for being late!
Vizag is not a big city and there is not much traffic when compared to other metro cities. So Vizagites usually get creative in making up excuses for being late! What’s your favorite excuse?
10. Food love!
Vizagites love their food! Whether it is muri-mixture at the beach or maggie at a stall or the fine dining at a fine restaurant!
Vizagites are perhaps the only people who can negotiate well with Auto drivers.
12. Traffic rules? What are they?
Though Vizag normally has less traffic compared to any other city and people living in city of destiny don’t care about traffic rules! Only thing which matters for them is to reach the destination, no matter how they do!
13. Obsession with cleanliness
Whether it is Tenneti Park or NAD or Yarada or Daspalla Hills; regardless of the area, you’ll find it clean!
14. Students, students everywhere
Wherever you go, to the corners till the public places, majority of people you find are either from Gitam, GVP or AU. So, if you find any Gitamite or from any of the above colleges, then he belongs to vizag.
15. Movie? It is a religion
A Vizagite will do anything to watch his/her favorite star’s movie on the first day!
16. Early to bed, early to rise
Haven’t you studied in your lower grade? Yes, People in vizag set this as perfect example. They indeed justify this statement. If you find someone sleeping way too early and waking up early just to have morning walk near beach, then it got to be a person from vizag.
17. A sense of belonging
Always together. If you come from other country or state, they won’t treat you as some alien rather would ensure that you enjoy as much as possible.
18. ‘Stunt’ is a part of the regular vocabulary
‘Stunt’ here doesn’t mean some Kataron ke Khiladhi stuff! People in vizag use the word “stunt” in most of the sentences. “Ahey! Stunt cheyyaku” “Why you make such stunts”. Which means Over action! Strange? But yes, we do use!
19. Inspired by the nature
If you see or walk around in this city of destiny, you will find people just sitting and gazing at beach, people who walk long distances just to enjoy nature and breeze or with DSLRs! The Natural beauty of vizag inspires people to do many things! They find happiness in such small things. So, if you see your friend always holding DSLR and clicking pictures in Vizag? Rest assured that he is a true Vizagite!
20. A Vizagite knows many beauty hacks
Vizag’s humidity affects skin and hair a lot. So the women of Vizag know a lot of beauty hacks!
How many of these traits do you identify with?
–By Southie Jaya Bonam