It looks like ruins aren’t just remnants of distant history in this city. Real estate isn’t all that prime, because the city runs like quicksilver. So when a building is no longer worth living in, you move on and build something elsewhere. Almost a year after the demolition squads came and tore down the structures along MG road leading to Gurgaon, the buildings stand rather precariously.
Because of the way they have been demolished, I wouldn’t want to go 15 feet near them. But we’re creating these ruins everyday. And perhaps we’re used to seeing them in this city. When you drive by – really late at night, with the strange glow of halogen lamps lighting half the road, even demolition sites, ruins of enthusiastic traders make for strange resonance.