Tuesday, July 07, 2009

London

Are you the sort of person who builds and freezes cities in your imagination, stealing largely from all the literature/trash that was fed to you when you were a child.
Bombay is the city of dreams, Delhi - the majestic capital, New York- fast, snobbish and dizzyingly glamourous.
London is the city of old books, of History, the centre of the created or real past that I learnt .

London is the only city I've been to that has kept its promises. It is as if Dickens died yesterday and Enid Blyton had a huge tea including hard boiled eggs and strawberry shortbread with me just now. As i walk the (in my imagination) cobble stoned paths of this university in Central London, I can feel the ghosts of Literature walking with me.

As I sit in the library, I can hear loud thunder, it is pouring but NO. It is not gloomy and grey with old men in long grey coats walking around purposefully.

Londoners are fashionable in an easy unassuming sort of way. People smile at you on the street. In the neighbourhood where I am staying right now, old british men whistlle and sing as they walk with thier grand children on their shoulders.

And in betwen searching for lunches below £1 , Dickensian London and Real(not Indian) Chinese food..I will post more ..

6 comments:

Prasoon said...

Someday I will go there too.
For now, I tell you - get to Tokyo if you can. One hell of an experience and you'd love it for sure :)

Chris said...

Nothing is majestic about capital city Delhi. In my imagination it is only the rape capital of India.

Your flair for the dramatic has gone too far with "as if Dickens died yesterday". Although, you are appropriately afflicted with consumption, so I guess in that way it is similar to Bleak House...

Why're your posts always so short. I want to read a 1000 word blog post with some of your trademark meaningless but juicy poetry.

Y? said...

@Prasoon: Tokyo- sounds good but i have to take lessons in not being a vegetarian?
@Chris- i know you tried really hd to be sweet . Nice try:)
I am amazed at your knowledge of Dickens despite your questionable nationality.
It's really nice to know about my meaninglessness.
If a blog was a man...it's the equivalent of dumb...but good looking na

Chris said...

There is plenty of veg food in Japan, man. They don't eat only sushi. So racist you are.

Yam said...

Chris, I have been to a Japanese restaurant twice in two different countries.As a journalist, that experience qualifies for me to make a value judgement on hogging habits of hiroshimians.
Hiroshimakar
Hiroshimite.
Whichever you prefer !

Yam said...

And besides your 'imagination' about Delhi was stolen from my outside blogging opinions .