It's been a while long I've been here. Can't put excuses because they are lame, obviously. Nonetheless, I'd say I'd been mired into numerous things which I reckon have become part of life now. Another post some time would help me vent out these thoughts. For this article I'd begin to cut to the chase. I've been on the move for over a decade now and the genesis of this post comes from my different abodes I've resided at, opportunities I've had to meet people, work, exchange greetings among many others.
I oft hear from people how much they love their so and so town and would never leave it for air, weather, for surroundings, for opportunities and other countless yet unfathomable things. How can they be so awfully stubborn of one place and ignore to visit other places? Let's look at few things. Folks from Bombay say they can't move to another city, they love scrumptious food from street vendors. Folks from Indore are crazy about its small size, culture Indore have, palate tantalizing food. Take another one, people from Delhi: they are proud of Delhi. New York, people boast of how big New York is.
I'll take potshot to each of the aforementioned one. Bombay has one of the awful weather in summers. Bombay's system to find rental apartment gives nightmares. Bombay's commute to Virar in rush hour can make you board next flight to your dear hometown. Indore, people are busy with anyone else's business. There are no good jobs or companies that hire talented people, or the profile which people are interested in. Indore don't get good newspapers like Hindu or Indian express of the same day by dawn. New York, people who live in New York would complain of expenses, yet same people won't leave NYC. NYC's job market is saturated and you'd find a lot many people from upstate NY or NYC in DC area. New York's sky rending apartment rates can only be bought in dream's dreams. Delhi, if you think you've had tough time from people of neighboring states of Delhi then you don't know what's in the box in Summers and Diwali. Delhi's chhola-bhatura aren't good, same with Rajma Chawal, they are not. What more of Delhi, let's see. It is an epitome of unsafe place in India, yet people are so loud of this darn place. I can go on to vent my thoughts on this but I reckon you get the drift.
I've lived in a decent number (less than ten) of places with hopping on and off every two years in last six years. I've been to other cosmopolitan town(s) if not living permanently in a city for a longer period such as Pune. After a while I get bored of the noise, people, energy to explore city further. Weather too tends to get a tad boring. People who brag they live to close to beach and thus would not like to leave place. How oft they visit beach? All glossiness is mere to convince ourself, if not more.
I don't feel like attaching myself to any city. City is good but that's it. DC is one of the beautiful place in early fall, early spring. Bombay is exceptional in December same with Pune and the list can go on with different cities in different countries. I agree I don't have friends, but again I make new friends in area where I go, talk or learn how to broach upon anything. Even with no friends how bad a new city could be? I know people living in same city for more than half a decade not making new friends, exploring city itself, visiting highly talked restaurants of town.
Some city has awesome weather, some has exceptional transport, some has delicious food, some has little traffic, some is less expensive, jobs and such and such stuff. Am I being imprudent if I've not fallen in love with any city yet? Well, I don't know. I'd let my next destination guide, belie my comprehensions and see how my tale of cities flow through.