Our city, Ahmedabad, for some of us, is a city of blends, and for some others, city of contrasts! But, once you experience Ahmedabad, you can never forget it. It probably was easier to recreate Disney land in various countries than to even think of recreating Ahmedabad! Ahmedabad- an imperfect city like many others with its own growth quotient- slow it was, steady it is.
The city has been contributing to the National economy in its most humble ways by being the Manchester of India once upon a time, to now becoming the Oslo of Gujarat, having the highest number of multiplexes! Amdavadis splurge, but they ensure the return for each penny spent. While the grocery shoplets have been replaced by the mega malls all around, we still happily exchange a bowlful of sugar with our neighbours!
The ‘flip-flop’ loving generation of ours which loves experimenting with tattoos, trying different business ventures and even yielding in to the creative calls from within is only a generation away from the men and women dressed up in creased out clothes with neatly oiled and/or tied hair, with a formal footwear, following their familial vocations or being content in humble salaries to lead a peaceful life. The schools now have become private and tuitions, personal! The great Amdavadi traffic sense has managed to prevail even on the 6 lane roads in this intelligent generation! Honking still remains their birth right and noise pollution for them is only when the Garbas are played after mid night. All the rest is the part of daily chores and not noise pollution, in any case!
There are several such distinct temperaments of the city that can be talked about. And so, see you here, with a distinct flavour of Ahmedabad, everytime :)