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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

It's not easy. There are diplomatic functions at various embassies very often. There are women's clubs as well, but most members are rich Indian woman. - Oct 22, 2017
Lots of embassy activities (of course we live in the diplomatic enclave, Chanyakapuri), but other options exist for getting to know local friends and doing other activities. - Nov 8, 2016
Big malls and shopping areas, lots of places to eat, lots of receptions to attend, lots of tourism things to see. - Sep 3, 2014
Plenty if you are interested. - Aug 14, 2013
Delhi folks are social in a different way than Mumbai folks. You need to cultivate people, and throwing a good dinner party and learning to entertain is important. The various festivals and cultural events are a godsend. People will often invite you to parties away from Delhi at their farm houses, so it isn't as simple as going to a bar and going dancing, On most days, and weekends, you will actually have more invites than you can realistically attend. Bookshops and cafes are great places to hang out. - May 18, 2013
Pretty good. I just had a baby, so that is all the entertainment I need. - Oct 21, 2012
Lots of parties. - Sep 16, 2012
As a married couple: dinners, movies, some dancing. - Aug 12, 2011
usually seemed to consist of house parties or dinners out. the bar scene can be annoying unless/because you are affiliated with bollywood-ish scene - Aug 7, 2011
Same old elite bars and pubs, Mumbai is better for a nightlife. Great cultural events, though. - Aug 4, 2011
Good restaurants, limited clubbing and bars, good movie theatres, some theatre, malls. - Jan 8, 2011
Lots of melas (open air fairs for shopping). Most embassies have "balls" as open social events. Alliance Frances and the Indian Intl Center have good programs. The school has a growing community arts program. Some concerts and international artists visit - but rarely. Mostly home parties. - Sep 18, 2010
Mostly in super expensive trendy bars and restaurants or at home with friends. If you expect bar-hopping here...forget about it. Bars are only for the affluent people. - Aug 30, 2010
Lots of house parties, dinners, etc. Delhi has an active social scene. - Aug 12, 2010
People tend to stay home and watch TV. - Aug 1, 2010
People tend to eat out a lot or have people over for dinner. There are many things to keep you busy, from the museums to art galleries, music nights etc.. Many theaters have movies shown in English. - Mar 11, 2008