The Mysore City Corporation wants to demolish the iconic structures of Devaraj market and Lansdowne building, believing that to be the only option in the face of accident risks as well as growing demands of vehicular traffic. Yet, heritage conservation calls for a more balanced, meticulous approach.
What do the commonest among the common men in our country really want? And what kind of space and acceptance do they find in the cities to which they migrate? A chance conversation with a young director of a National Award-winning film, who has filmed such people extensively, reveals stark urban realities that we often overlook.