I recently read this and it got me thinking: ‘The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city’, said a report released by Foreign Policy magazine in collaboration with global management consulting firm AT Kearney and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
It went on to say, that even as five of the world’s 10 most global cities are in Asia and the Pacific — Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, and Seoul — not a single Indian city figures among the top 40 cities of the world. Among India’s metros, New Delhi is ranked at 45, Mumbai at 46 and Kolkata at 63, out of the 65 cities surveyed. India’s IT capital Bengaluru is ranked 58. In terms of GDP, Mumbai ranks 25th & Delhi… Read More
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life ~ William Faulkner (American Novelist & Short Story Writer, 1897-1962)
That would be the beginning of an ode to a sensorially rich city that you never tire of, however often you stop by. So who cares whether the French can speak English!!? Paris implores any visitor to learn just that little bit of its lilting language, so that you blend in. It’s truly like a lover, who can mould you and make you a slave to her passion and the headiness of a good life. It wasn’t my first visit and it’s not the raving… Read More