Saturday 12 November 2011

Death of a Town - Confirmed

Recently I had gone to visit a friend in Chirawa again. Chirawa is in The Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The last time (three years back) I had gone there I had seen several beautiful old buildings constructed in the old style with drawings on its outer walls. I had that time itself predicted in my blog Death of a Town that these bautiful buildings will soon vanish.

I got this confirmation this time as I saw that most the the old buildings that I had seen just three years back were no longer there. Very few old buildings remained and these were also on the verge of being demolished as can be seen from the photo below. In this photo you can see an old house but in front of that house what you see as a vacant plot was also an old building with paintings that has been demolished.

An Old Painted House in Chirawa
What replaces these beautiful buildings is the ugly so called modern glass buildings as can be seen in the photo below.

The New Glass Buildings Replacing the Old Beautiful Houses

Probably the photos above as well as in the earlier post would serve posterity purpose only. What a sad state.