India’s mega cities need creative destruction
We just need to tear down the existing structures that represent our sinking cities and create a more sustainable Delhi or Kolkata
Delhi’s chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been reduced to seeking divine assistance since the capital of the country is today incapable of dealing with a mere two hours of rainfall. India’s urban collapse is fast turning into a frightening nightmare. Like some Miltonian version of purgatory we seem to be hurtling into a future where survival in our cities will be an end in itself. If the deluge in Uttarakhand reduced the tourism centre to a ghost town, our mega cities are also dying a slow but sure death.