Building Bangalore

'For these men who have come to build Bangalore from faraway Orissa, Bihar, Rajasthan or UP, the green does not exist and leisure is unheard of. They have blinkered paths, and they are well conditioned to take them each morning and tread back in the twilight hour. Nobody in this herd strays. There are also old men in this herd. Clearly past 60, frail-looking, I see the young men humouring them and they too build sturdy structures to house rich businesses. This image has no concrete associations in my mind, but sometimes when I am feeling low, my mind goes blank with yellow and I know what it is.'

- Sugata Srinivasaraju, 'Three Moving Images'.


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