Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The love affair continues...

Currently i am reading Maximum City by Suketu Mehta. Half way through the book i give it a provisional thumbs up. The first essay in the collection on Bombay tells us about his early memories of the city and the ecstasy and pitfalls of returning after years in America. In it he has some wonderful turns of phrases - 'traveling back on music, the cheapest airline' or 'Home is not a consumable entity. But the phrasing turns lacklustre as Mehta's fascination with the underworld increases, giving a slightly too long digression into mafia dons and police brutality. But the book is picking up again as he taps into some of Bombay's hidden gems, such as Borkar the vadawalla and the Irani restaurants of Malabar hill.
A sample of Mehta's writing can be found in this month's National Geographic. It would appear that the issue is mostly about Bollywood rather than Bombay per se. But who better to write it than the man who brought us the likes of Mission Kashmir. Also on the National Geographic website is a pretty cool photo essay. All of this comes via sepia mutiny.

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