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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Living in cages

It's a strange feeling... wanting to blog but being unable to find the time to write a post.

Anyway, thought I'd share this photo (click to enlarge) until I find time to write a proper post. These are flats in an important locality of Hyderabad. But do these balconies really look like bird cages or is it just a figment of my crooked imagination? And people have to pay hefty amounts to own these?
Noticed them in my first week in Hyderabad but had to wait this long to manage a photo.

[Thanks to KM, found this article on the Internet about the ugliness of modern Indian architecture. It is a beautiful read.]

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Blogger Shreemoyee said...

Thats an interesting observation. But the bird cages come with a 2 bed/bath and a restroom :)

9:32 PM, August 09, 2006  
Blogger Anyesha said...

Lookie,lookie-you can take your pick of round cage or a rectangular one. Doesn't get better than that. Loved your Hyd traffic picture.

10:43 PM, August 09, 2006  
Blogger aamikalyan said...

Thats really a good analogy and an interesting observation. Would lov to read the more dscriptive post regarding this.

1:18 AM, August 10, 2006  
Blogger Joy Forever said...

@shreemoyee: Ah, yes. That's why they are so costly I guess.

@anyesha: Or you can even choose glass walled cages! Thanks about that traffic pic, I thought you'd be interested in that.

@aamikalyan: I'm not sure I'm going to write a more descriptive post regarding this, I don't think I have much more to say. However, a larger post on some other topic will soon follow. Keep visiting!

10:09 AM, August 10, 2006  
Blogger km said...

Those are cages and modern Indian cities are ugly.

BTW, if you are interested, google for Gautam Bhatia, an architect who's written extensively on deteriorating aesthetics in Indian towns and cities.

8:19 PM, August 10, 2006  
Blogger Joy Forever said...

@km: Wow! Thanks a ton for that info. Just read an article by Gautam Bhatia and updated my blog post to link it. Nice to know that people are concerned about the ugliness of modern Indian architecture.
And thanks once again for blogrolling me. :)

12:39 PM, August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Hiren said...

Good photo. For all you know, it may be propitious. The Ambanis also stayed in a place called kabutarkhana.

Well the latest movie, Kabhi alvida na kehna talks about cages of a different kind. See if my review if interested.

2:10 AM, August 12, 2006  
Blogger hutumthumo said...

article-ta besh interesting. khNacha kaami hoye gechi aamra.

2:33 PM, August 13, 2006  
Blogger abhijit said...

I will get a simillar pic for you soon. Flat culture is already separating people and flat owners are willingly separating themselves from nature. Although its different point that threat of theft is more imp or nature?

8:27 AM, August 18, 2006  
Blogger Joy Forever said...

@hiren & hutumthumo: Thanks, keep visiting.

@abhijit: Although your question is very interesting, I was not exactly referring to the "distancing from nature" part. What I meant to say was that these flats and especially the balconies are not aesthetically pleasing.

2:58 PM, August 19, 2006  

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