In 'Gridlock', the third episode of the third series of the very popular science fiction show Doctor Who, the Doctor and his companion Martha go to New New York, that is far, far away in the future. The duo find themselves in the planet where everyone is dead and the remaining are stuck in a deadly traffic jam in the underground Motorway. There are only cars for miles and miles and every car is exhausting poisonous fumes. No one can breathe safely outside the cars.
Now that may be fiction, but if you are in Delhi, that scene sounds eerily real.
However, thankfully, there's a silver lining to this cloud... err... smog too. The jokes. Yes, Delhi maybe turning into a smoke chamber, but we are at least keeping it bright and sunny on Twitter.
As they say, rotey huwe aatein hain sab, hasta huwa jo jayegaa... Here's what social media thinks of the impending doom, that is the Delhi air quality now.
Delhi is looking so apocalyptic that I'm expecting Will Smith to slowly emerge out of the smog any moment now as the last man on the planet.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 2, 2016
The colour of Delhi's air today: Jaundice.— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) November 2, 2016
Delhi fog situation is so bad that even though I'm not in Delhi, I still can't see anything in Delhi.— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) November 2, 2016
If India is a Pub, then Delhi is its designated Smoking Zone.— GRV (@MildlyClassic) November 2, 2016
TIL 1300% jump in pollution in Delhi was caused by:— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 1, 2016
NOT Diwali crackers.
Delhi Calendar— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) November 2, 2016
Seeing who got what air quality at what location is Delhi's Pokémon Go.— Rohan (@mojorojo) October 31, 2016
"Arre CP mein mujhe 999 level pm 2.5 mila"— Rohan (@mojorojo) October 31, 2016
Delhi, the city where you have to step inside to get some fresh air.— Mitali Saran (@mitalisaran) November 1, 2016
So much smog in Delhi that Kejriwal just mistook a knife for Najeeb Jung.— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) November 2, 2016
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Mere office ke andar bhi dhuan. By God. Delhi NCR wale marenge jaldi. #delhipollution— Inder J 🇮🇳 (@OfficialInderJ) November 2, 2016