Take Me Down to the Dynamic City


Take Me Down to the Dynamic City

Illustration: Mandar Mhaskar


op quiz: Name the most dynamic city in the world. If you picked Bangalore, then thanks for letting us know you’re a software engineer. You’d also be 100 per cent correct, according to a City Momentum Index prepared by an international firm. The index is meant to identify and highlight those cities that are best equipped to compete and adapt to a changing global economic climate. As those parameters are quite vague for a layman to grasp, let me break it down. A dynamic city must be rife with tension, riddled with divisive forces, and intolerant of outsiders and on these very clear grounds, Bangalore clearly wins.

Allow me to clarify.