Adventures in a Mega City- Smit Anand

In this the author Sam Miller describes about the city Delhi through his perspective. Before he came to Delhi, he had some glimpse about the city. The author talks about the history of city, how the city did rise from its own ruins due to repeated calamities and how it evolved literally area wise by swallowing the villages and farmlands around and also as a city which has vivid cultures. Author also compares other mega cities of India such as Mumbai and Calcutta with Delhi and says how he feels Delhi as a city without a heart and people of Delhi as ‘matlabi’ people. So to explore the city he wants to be 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. To explore the city he decides to move in a spiral pattern so that he can see each and every corner of the city.


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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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