‘Bangalore, like Gurgaon, a city without identity’

Ira Trivedi, one-time Miss India contestant, Columbia business school grad, yogini, and author, is working on a new, non-fiction book, in which she travels to 15 cities to get the under the skin of people’s lives and reports real stories.

She has an interview in the latest issue of Tehelka magazine:

How challenging is it to cover different aspects of urban cities?

It was very difficult. There are cities like Bangalore and Gurgaon, which are so mixed up, they seem to have no identity. Whereas, a city like Shillong is so unique and easy to understand. It is isoloated and cut off, which makes the culture unique.

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