Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Urban Adaptations

The city of dreams,
The city of screams.
The city of riches and poor,
The city of accidents and cure.

The lifestyle you can die to live,
Hotels, malls and night clubs give.
Tall buildings is the view you'll see here,
But taller are the dreams of people who live there.

Everyone in the city wants to touch the sky,
As they feel it is not too high.
Work is the only thing they've time to give,
They've truly forgot they have a life to live.

The city never stops,
Whether it is calamities or blasts.
It's not because they don't fear,
It's because they need food to eat and clothes to wear.

The city of glamour and fashion,
The city of love and attraction.
The city has got its own style,
And it changes from mile to mile.

The city dreams to be like Shanghai,
It is very popularly known as
'AAMCHI MUMBAI'.
- Sandeep Makhija, "Mumbai - The Dream City..."

16 comments:

FreeThinke said...

I used to think it might be fun to say
"Hello" to the city called Bombay.
Now I wish only to say "Good Bye"
To a new made horror called Mumbai.
Why must we accept these changes,
When all they tend to do is derange us?
Will next The Powers claim it's idyllic
To name all Russian Cities in Cyrillic?


~ Yura Nasse

Lyin' Brian said...

...then Bangalore (Bengaluru) must be a bridge far too far... ;)

Lyin' Brian said...

Re-branding India.

FreeThinke said...

What's in a name?

A skunk by any other name would still emit a stench.

A turd by any other name would not be welcome on a dinner plate or in any punchbowl.

I could call myself Emperor of the Universe, Yogi Bear, or Pumpkin Pie, but it would not change my identity.

This is NONSENSE –– stuff generated by the moral and intellectually bankrupt that enables certain people to IMAGINE something has been accomplished on their behalf.

-FJ said...

Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, competitors, and other stakeholders.[1][2] Often, this involves radical changes to a brand's logo, name, legal names, image, marketing strategy, and advertising themes. Such changes typically aim to reposition the brand/company, occasionally to distance itself from negative connotations of the previous branding, or to move the brand upmarket; they may also communicate a new message a new board of directors wishes to communicate. from Wikipedia

Bengaluru is the "silicon valley" of India. Perhaps they wished to establish a different image in the minds of it's residents, and the "market-place".

FreeThinke said...

Reminds me of the mind-numbing hours we wasted at Faculty Meetings arguing over the merits and demerits of using plusses and minuses on letter grades, or of using number grades, instead of letter grades, or whether we ought to switch from coffee made in Silex, to a restaurant-sized coffee urn in the faculty lounge, or whether teachers who failed to leave their classroom with all the window shades at uniform levels with the rest of the school should be punished or merely chastised, etc., etc., etc.

I came to the dismal conclusion early in life that "The World Rotates on an Axis of Bullshit."

As a species we are addicted to ever costlier forms of profligacy and inanity.

I imagine "rebranding" must have been dreamt up originally by Eddie Bernays, the Father of Modern Advertising –– the biggest baddest Bullshit Industry of them all.

-FJ said...

My favorite Freudian! :)

FreeThinke said...

Bernays?

Thersites said...

Edward Louis James Bernays (/bərˈneɪz/; German: [bɛɐ̯ˈnaɪs]; November 22, 1891 − March 9, 1995) was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations".[1] He combined the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud.

FreeThinke said...

Evil influences all –– in my never humble opinion. I know you disagree, but I can't think why.

Doesn't it strike you as disquietingly odd that WIKI neatly sidesteps identifying these people as Jews?

convergentsum said...

No, because it doesn't. Read the entries for Freud and Bernays again. Do you find anything disquieting about your own predisposition to see Jewish conspiracy where there is none?

-FJ said...

I can't be certain, but I've no reason to believe that Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter were Jewish, either. And to be perfectly honest, I could care less if they were.

FreeThinke said...

Of course those two were not Jewish. Neither were Hegel or Gramsci, yet the former served as the primary inspiration for Karl Marx and the latter for the most damaging aspects of the Frankfurt School.

You might want to ask yourself why the world's deadliest political philosophy was based on Hegelian philosophy yet became know throughout the world as MARXISM? Why not Hegelianism? You might also want to ask why many of the most pernicious ideas of the One-Hundred-Percent-Jewish Frankfurt School originated with the Italian dissident Antonio Gramsci, but never became identified with Gramsci in the Public's Mind?

"They plow their fields with other men's heifers."

FreeThinke said...

“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers,
and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our
Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”


- John Jay

FreeThinke said...

FYI:

John Jay (1745-1829)
First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

John Jay was an American statesman, Patriot, diplomat, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, signer of the Treaty of Paris, as well as first Chief Justice of the United States

Born: December 12, 1745, New York City, NY
Died: May 17, 1829, Bedford, New York
Spouse: Sarah Livingston (m. 1774)
Party: Federalist Party
Appointed by: George Washington

Obviously not a nobody. ;-)

convergentsum said...

Nobody's a nobody. :)
Since the 18th century, America has become ever more secular, as has Europe, a shift which has influenced Christianity very much for the better if you ask me. Even within Anglicanism, compare the different flavours around the world and be grateful that all the religion near you has been civilized through its prolonged contact with liberal democracy.