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Jodhpur – A Polluted Heaven | Essays On Jodhpur

I was born in Jodhpur; In this majestic city that was reigned by several Rajput Kings for centuries. Formerly known as Marwar, Jodhpur has a rich past and a richer present. This progressing town is one of the hottest tourist hubs in India, literally and figuratively. ‘Essays on Jodhpur‘ is a series that’ll capture the essence of life in Jodhpur through the eyes of an insider.

Jodhpur has profoundly contributed to the myriad of colours and cultures of India and is one of its most culturally vibrant city. Though underdeveloped, it excels in various fields and needs substantial improvement in several.

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In all its glory, Jodhpur still lags behind in cleanliness, safety, and several other necessities. There are always two sides to a coin, one that you wish would come up when tossed and one that you wish wouldn’t. I’ll paint this canvas with all the colours that I’m provided with, not just the ones that’ll make it look beautiful. 

Therefore, in this series of ‘Essays on Jodhpur‘, I’ll be taking you on a journey, a journey to explore this beautifully polluted city, through the eyes of a local. This series is inspired by Michael Pronko’s Essays on Tokyo, one of my favourite books.

The first essay in the series, ‘Essays On Jodhpur’ is now up. Read here: ‘What’s In A Name?’ 

Please look forward to it. Until then, be kind to one another.

Radhika Mundra

Radhika Mundra is an aspiring writer, a lifestyle blogger and an intense storyteller.


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