Adventures in Mega City, Sand Miller – Rinal Mistry

The writer describes about his experience in Delhi. He talks about what all he observes in his journey while travelling to different parts of Delhi. Delhi is one of the most populous cities of India as people from different parts of the country migrated here in search of better future. Delhi had great poets, musicians, history and many more creating roots of the city which is now disappearing. It has become irritable because of the unpredictable rapid growth. It is now an example of continuous decay and regeneration. Writer describes about walking as main mood of navigation in the narrow city. The walk is also described as a flaneur where one can discover more about the hidden aspects of the city. Walking through irregular pavements, the life of people such as flower sellers, tea drinkers, students, etc. can be seen. When the writer comes back to the city after some years, he observes a lot of change. People are creating awareness about the city disappearing heritage, wildlife. Migrants are helping the city to build again to regain its status. It has become one of the fastest growing cities in the world. As compared to the cities like Calcutta and Bombay, it is not a planned city. It is expanding its roots to all sides. As the old city was built by Muslims, the geometry of the city becomes a spiral at the end .It carves towards infinity depicting the city is endless. The experienced has helped to nurture his ability of mapping.

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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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