The bizarre advent of new wave of metabolism group in sixties, proclaiming the need to change the approach to way we design our cities. The city is like a giant block constantly negotiating to forces that being exerted on it, changing it tactics, adopting new realities, & transforming the living conditions. Perhaps the movement was limited to few conferences, publications & few academic drills. The experience to visit Chandni chowk was reminiscent to that of images of metabolist cities.
The Indian scenario is not far from that. The years worth of effort, most sizzling intellectualization, most erotic mimicry of existential order to academia victimization over evening drinks on Chandni Chowk are unparallel in our context.