Although a strong Punjabi Influence can be seen in language, Dress and Cuisine brought by the large number of refugees who came following the partition in 1947 the recent migration from other parts of India has made it a melting pot. This is exemplified by many significant monuments in the city.
Nearly everyone speaks Hindi in Delhi, however, the colloquial accent throws a thick
Punjabi blanket over those who are academically familiar with Hindi. Combined with the general habit of people to expect everyone from anywhere in the world to at least understand Hindi if not speak it,