Love at first sight (and in retrospect)

Keerthi Purushothaman

(Chosen as Editor’s Pick of the Day (Essay) on WordPress Discover – 13 June 2017)

“For those who pass it without entering, the city is one thing; it is another for those who are trapped by it and never leave. There is the city where you arrive for the first time; and another city which you leave never to return. Each deserves a different name.” – Marco Polo in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities

Writing about a city is a meditation of one’s self and a mediation of one’s wills. For me, it also happens to be a job. As a result, I am quite conscious about how words make a city. I write about the same city in different ways – for project reports, for blog articles, and even in my personal journal. Isn’t everything we do somehow rooted in space? All of these writings are centered around urban (or

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