Jose John May 20, 2016 No Comments
ON LIVING A CONGESTED CITY Living in a congested city, is like a memory in an already congested (worth memories) heart. In a crowded city one feels suffocated like a potato thrust among numerous other potatoes stuffed in a bag-difficult to breathe, unable to budge a millimeter. There are two kinds of over-t crowdedness-large cities with enormous population, or small old really congested cities. Most of we Indians live in one-room houses, whole family [living in black holes. In large cities, over – population can be accommodated: particularly in modem cities built on modem lines. Suburbs that grow around an old city like Delhi lighten the burden with the result that though the people living in suburbs live rather comfortably but those in the walled city/cities live most inconveniently, uncomfortably—like the chicks, in crates, to be slaughtered or like bales of cotton or bags of grain stored in a store, in a go down. The streets, the lanes, the by-lanes, the houses, the rooms… are all jam-packed. Unhealthy cities which are the domains of dust and dirt are like dustbins—polluted air, polluted water, polluted food, polluted hearts, polluted minds, polluted heads, polluted sleep, polluted dreams, polluted everything under the sky above the earth: death, deficiency, dearth, destruction, dust, dirt, ...
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