Talk of the Town (Stories of Twelve Indian Cities)

Talk of the Town (Stories of Twelve Indian Cities)

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Item Code: NAI118
Author: Jerry Pinto and Rahul Srivastava
Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9780143330134
Pages: 144
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch x 5.0 inch
Weight 110 gm

About the Author

Jerry Pinto lives in Mumbai as he has done for all the forty-something years of his life. This means that he does not have a car since his city has the finest public transport system in the country. This also means his lungs are black inside because the air is polluted. He often visits other cities because he is a journalist and works with Meljol, an NGO that works for the rights of children who don't have food, shelter, education and the like, but he rushes back home quickly and when he gets to Mumbai, takes a deep breath of its dirty air and sighs fatly. (He weighs more than 90 kilos.) He says, 'If you live in a city that has not been covered by this book, come on, write a chapter of your own, and stick it in at the back.' He has also written a book called A Bear for Felicia (Puffin).

Rahul Srivastava is involved in urban issues and knowledge practices. He writes fiction for younger readers. He is the author of the novel Murder on Kaandoha Hill (Puffin) and several short stories. He co-authors a blog and can be contacted on rahulgiairoors.org, He is based in Goa.

Contents

 

Bengaluru/Bangalore: The city is with IT 1
Bhopal: Lake city 14
Chandigarh: An experiment in modern living 26
Chennai /Madras: We have culture 36
Delhi: Power city 47
Hyderabad: From Charminar city to Cyberabad 59
Kolkata/Calcutta: We have even more culture 69
Lucknow: On the banks of the Gomti, the delicacy of the nawabs 80
Mumbai/Bombay: A city on constant fast forward 90
Patna: River city 104
Shillong: Skyline city 114
Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum: A city by the sea 123
References 135
Copyright Acknowledgements 137

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