I started reading Gregory David Roberts’ novel, ‘Shantaram’ yesterday and came across this paragraph in the first chapter. This is part of a conversation between tourists arriving in Bombay.
“This is Gotham City man. The street kids here have more ways to take your money than hell’s casino…
‘It’s a city thing man,’ the short one explained, ‘All cities are the same. It’s not just here. It’s the same in New York, or Rio, or Paris. They’re all dirty and they’re all crazy. A city thing, you know what I’m sayin’? You get to the rest of India, and you’ll love it. This is just a great country, but the cities are truly fucked, I gotta say.’ “
I don’t have any opinions to quote on the topic, but a harsh yet interesting description..