Happy that Delhi is among World’s Best Cities? Read what the intro says

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his team is known for adept in taking credits. He is enjoying a shitty news about inclusion of Delhi among 100 top cities in the world ignoring the way how Delhi has been introduced and on what metrics before awarding this medal.

Retweeting Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s post,

Kejriwal wrote, “Such a good news for all Dilliwalas. All dilli walas have worked so hard in the last six years to make it happen. The world is noticing the positive changes happening in Delhi.

Manish Sisodia has shared an annual report of the best cities in the world. “Congratulations to all the proud people of Delhi and @ArvindKejriwal for the leadership. Our beloved Delhi is ranked 62 in World’s Best cities. The only Indian city in the list,” tweeted Delhi’s Deputy CM.

Sisodia also said that there is a significant improvement from the past ranking, which was 81 earlier.

According to the WordlCities.org a website run by Resonance Consultancy that prepares every year a list of world cities where people can visit for a variety of reasons. The company as it claims scores the world’s best cities based on the six metrics: Place, Product, Programming, People, Prosperity and Promotion.

Place is the perceived quality of a city’s natural and built environment, including the sub-categories of Weather, Safety, Neighborhoods & Landmarks, and Outdoors. Product is a city’s key institutions, attractions and infrastructure, including the sub-categories of Airport Connectivity, Attractions, Museums, University Ranking, Convention Center, and Pro Sports teams. Programming is the arts, culture, entertainment and culinary scene in a city, including the sub-categories of Shopping, Culture, Restaurants, and Nightlife. People is the immigration rate and diversity of a city, including the sub-categories of Foreign Born and Educational Attainment and Prosperity is the city’s employment and corporate head offices, including the sub-categories of Fortune 500 Companies and Household Income as well as Employment Rate and Income Equality for the 2020 America’s Best Cities rankings whereas Promotion is the quantity of stories, references and recommendations shared online about a city, including the sub-categories of Google Search Results, Google Trends, Facebook Check-ins, Instagram Hashtags, and TripAdvisor Reviews.

Delhi has earned its ranking based on two metrics. It has earned 18 and 23 in the rankings of Place and Promotion respectively which are less related with achievements of any government.

Top 10 cities in the World include London, New York, Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore, Barcelona, Los Angeles and Madrid from 1 to 10 respectively.

What the intro says about Delhi?

The report that awards Delhi its position of 62 among 100 top cities in the World and that Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia boast of introduces this city this way:

Honk, beep, moo! Vans, scooters, rickshaws, street food sellers, beggars, cows and even monkeys come together in the Indian capital. There are few places on earth with the hectic, pulsating pace of Delhi, which explains its #18 spot for Place, including a #29 ranking for Sights & Landmarks. Indeed, Delhi is a city built upon or near the ruins of a previous city, and today visitors can trace through the eras, exploring centuries-old forts, tombs, shrines and mosques. Old Delhi is where to soak it all in while weaving in and out of the chaos, shopping for trinkets and handicrafts in the frenetic street bazaars and gaping in wonder at the Red Fort. Unsurprisingly, Delhi also ranks highly (#17) for Restaurants, and sampling everything you can is a must. Now, add a “click” to Delhi’s cacophony: despite its ancient roots the city is bursting into the new millennium with a #23 ranking for Promotion. Its rankings in Facebook Check-ins (#14), Google Trends (#13) and Google Search (#9) all reveal a city eager to show itself off to the world.

Ranking of Delhi in Previous Governments

Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia who claim to have Delhi included in World’ Top Cities due to the former’s great leadership simply misguide people by presenting half truth.

Truly, Delhi was always among great cities in the World and India.

According to a report published in the Economic Times Delhi was the most competitive city to do business in the country in 2010 which has of course slipped badly in the rule of Aam Aadmi Party.

As per a report published in The Business Insider, according to Knight Frank, Delhi was on 36 among the best cities on the Earth.

By the way, in a 2018 study by WHO, New Delhi was found to be the most polluted capital out of 61 capital cities around the world. Work hard Mr. Kejriwal! Do not act like a Bollywood Star.

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