Reflections / 28.04.2009

By Radhika R. Yeddanapudi Life in a big city is about connections, people and places and above all a creation of the ideas arising from within – the imagined city dwelling within the real. "..This city will always pursue you. You'll walk the same streets, grow old in the same neighborhoods, turn gray in these same houses. You'll always end up in this city.."  ---- C P Cavafy Some Indians might describe it as twice the dreaded Saade-Sathi - an astrological adverse period ascribed to the planet Saturn in Vedic astrology! I am reminded instead of the legendary tale of the 14th century emperor Muhammed Bin Tughlaq who attempted first to relocate his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad and then returned only to lose Delhi forever. It is a city that eludes the grasp and shows itself most fleetingly.I was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh into a south Indian Telegu Brahmin household. But I...