‘Being the capital of a country is a matter of prestige and honour for a city – though it holds only when the
government is stable, and the country is safe and secure. In such circumstances, prosperity prevails, and people
enjoy all sorts of luxuries. But once things go awry and the glory of a regime declines, pride gives way to humiliation.

The victorious turn on it to become the real masters. Everything that ever made sense becomes irrelevant.
This is precisely what happened to the splendid city of Dehli. There was a general slump – socially, materially
and in terms of moral values. Dehli was so beautiful, glorious and prosperous that its glory invited adversaries
to come and eradicate it.’