July 14, 2008 11:28 PM   Subscribe

Khaufpur is a city of approaching a million souls situated at the absolute centre of India. The lakes around which our city is built were made a thousand years ago. Since that time the city was lost in jungles, rediscovered and rebuilt. Again in the lifetime of those living, a terrible calamity came upon this city, but again it has risen and continues toward a future filled with promise.
posted by dhruva (13 comments total)
ummmm... ok.
posted by slater at 11:51 PM on July 14, 2008

a future filled with promise

Not with a million souls it doesn't.
posted by sluglicker at 12:02 AM on July 15, 2008

umm, would that be with a million souls it doesn't?
posted by sluglicker at 12:05 AM on July 15, 2008

OK, got it.

With a few million souls it isn't.
posted by sluglicker at 12:10 AM on July 15, 2008

posted by sluglicker at 12:12 AM on July 15, 2008

Matrimonials. Must love long walks and meeting people. And aviator sunglasses.
posted by longsleeves at 1:01 AM on July 15, 2008

Love this quote from that Matrimonials page linked above:

"Is there a man out there with intelligence higher than a stick-insect? If you have read Manto and can cook biryani like your granny, call me."

Hmmm... how 'bout one out of three, there, honey?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:13 AM on July 15, 2008

That's one of the most fascinating things about India. You can have cities of a million people that very few people outside the country know exist.
posted by rhymer at 2:45 AM on July 15, 2008

Um, this.
posted by Lleyam at 3:45 AM on July 15, 2008

She's lovely, flapjax. I wish you the best.

Bhopal still angers me to this day. Just like the Exxon Valdez and other industrial accidents, it's cheaper to pay the fine than it is to do the right thing.
posted by maxwelton at 4:36 AM on July 15, 2008

posted by adamvasco at 4:40 AM on July 15, 2008

This Khaufpur is nothing if it has not a Garden of Forking Paths.
posted by adamvasco at 5:24 AM on July 15, 2008

You'd hope that Bhopal has a future filled with promise, because in my experience it's the most miserable, depressing shithole I've visited in all of India, even if you can somehow ignore the in-your-face aftermath of the disaster.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:11 PM on July 15, 2008

« Older Pirates, Ninjas, Cthulhu, BOOM!   |   Jazz bassist who blew them all away Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments