Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Footpaths make all the difference

“The single biggest difference between the infrastructure of an advanced nation and a backward nation is its footpaths, not its highways,”
Enrique Peñalosa, the former Mayor of the Colombian capital Bogota tells to The Hindu.

I have never before heard anyone speaking about ensuring an enjoyable street life within your city life. And ever since I heard that (which was this Sunday), I'm missing my home town (Thiruvananthapuram). In particular the Rajbhavan road from Kawadiar to Palayam and the dear friends with whom I had enjoyed the walks along them.

I wonder how this one phrase - street life - covers so much of the things that I miss when I'm out of home town. Am I street sick?

സാഹിത്യം, സംഗീതം, ശബ്ദം‌ - നിങ്ങളുടെ സ്വന്തം

An audio version of my last post! (As if the lyrics was not enough :-).

Music direction is evidently absent, and the rendering is done by the only one who would dare - your's truely. Thanks to blip.tv for hosting.