Satya's blog - Cities

Oct 04 2005 19:59 Cities
I have lived in four cities: Pune, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and Charleston. Pune doesn't count; I grew up in Mumbai. All three (Mumbai, L.A., Charleston) have been on the coast. Mumbai and L.A. on the west, Chas on the east. All three have not been a capital -- state capitals don't count for much in India, though Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra. California's capital is Sacramento, and SC's is Columbia. All three could be mistaken for a capital which it isn't. Mumbai could be India's capital, L.A. could be California's, Chas has been SC's.

All have been associated with movies. Mumbai::Bollywood, L.A.::Hollywood, and Chas... well, many movies have been shot around the old Cooper River bridges, including Die Hard 3.

Each has been on a different Ocean: Indian (with some cheating as Mumbai is actually on the Arabian Sea), Pacific, and Atlantic. Each has been in the center of racial, ethnic, or "civil" violence: Mumbai has had the 1993 riots (and others?), L.A.'s infamous early 90s riots (and others?) and Charleston's Fort Sumter -- where the U.S. Civil War started.

In each city, I've been associated with an institute of higher education. That's not hard, considering that I've only lived in four places and was in an institute of *lower* education (a.k.a. elementary school) in Pune. Okay, now I'm reaching too far.

Tag: hmm self