Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mystery from the deep

When a road is dug up, and left in that very state for months, two questions arise: when will it be re-laid, and why is it taking so long? Had we a single road on which to linger, perhaps an answer would be easy to find. This place, though, has no easy answers. Everywhere something is being dug up, like competing excavation projects, slowing down time. Why this happens is shrouded in mystery, but for a hunch: The digs involve pipes and cables. What else could they be? To speed up a service or one medium of transportation, another must be brought to a grinding halt. This is a city of limited bandwidth.

I have to know this strange thing built under Bombay, the thing below tearing up the land above as the price of renewal.


Anonymous said...

'This is a city of limited bandwidth'
lovely.When I was a child, my grandmom threatened that if I kept digging the garden up, I'd reach China and be made to eat snakes. Guess today the kids hear that they'll be sucked into a reliance broadwith cable.there was even a times of india ad film on the same...wonder what lies beneath...

Anonymous said...

I know it's frustrating but maybe the copper wires that are used for our telephone and internet will be replaced by the optical fibres..

This means faster internet and Better landline connectivity..

Bare with the momentary trouble.