Gurgaon And The Violent Monsters In Our Basements

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Gurgaon And The Violent Monsters In Our Basements

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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bout 32 kilometres southwest of New Delhi lies Gurgaon, the vibrant yet inorganic city that symbolises the epitome of achievement in newly affluent India. Yet, it’s a city straddling two Janus-faced mentalities. There is the Gurgaon of swanky skyscrapers, sprawling golf courses, and the third-largest per-capita income in India. And then there is the Gurgaon of casual violence and barely controlled aggression that hasn’t quite caught up with the 21st century.

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