This is not the food poisoning that your mother warned you about, boys and girls. This is Delhi Belly. I can’t prove it but I think that the term “Delhi Belly” actually comes from a Hindi word meaning “accelerated involuntary weight loss process”. I lost 10 Kilos in 10 weeks in Delhi.
The Indian Government should include Delhi Belly in the country’s next tourism marketing campaign: “Are you looking for an Asian adventure and trying to shed some extra pounds really fast at the same time? Then come to India, where you can experience Delhi Belly!”
Campaign slogans could include, “Put down the Pepto Bismol and hold on to your Citrofil-500.” Or, “Welcome to India. Enjoy the hotel food. Cancel your travel plans.”