Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Nano behind my house

The site chosen in Gujarat is as near as it can get to our home... When we shifted there some 15 years back, the area was fields and jungle, mango, mahua, jamun trees, hares, partridges and jackals and what not. We had a time of our lives for about a decade, but then, highways cut through, multiplexes came up, areas underwent a massive (and rather haphazard) construction spree. The face of Bopal changed. Farmers became millionaires overnight in the neighbouring areas and very slowly, a little grudgingly at first, we adjusted to the change that development brings.

I was jubilant when M messaged that Nano is now to be in Gujarat. Being in Kolkata though, this seemed the wrong emotion to express. People were still stung and sulky, and a beaming face was misfit. :D I don't know the nitty-gritties, but Baba's happy voice was enough for me start smiling.

6 comments:

suren said...

a couple of interesting coincidences i should say :p

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow that's nice.

Darshan Chande said...

Nice image. Now a few questions:

1. You are from Bengal or Gujarat?
2. Are you Gujarati?

And you're a Nano-fan I guess. This was the second post concerning it. Cool.

Gauri Gharpure said...

Suren-- U bet! :) close to both the sides and saw full action at least on one front..

Kitchen flavours--- Welcome to the blog.. yeah, nice! :)

Darshan-- Husband spend some time doing this one for me.. :)
1) am from gujarat. 2) add marathi and bong to tht query list. I am all three by virtue of being born to gujju and maha parents and marrying a bong :)
I am not exactly a Nano fan (or a pakka pro-devlp brigade person) rampant acquisitions and such things leave me a trifle alarmed..But yes, I have a certain reverence for that Tatas and given their entry is more than welcome in Gujarat (unlike here in Singur), I see no reasons to restrain my happiness.

Darshan Chande said...

That's cool!

Endevourme said...

nice picture hehe :D