A while back, desi Twitter described Indian cities as people with unique personalities. They captured their vibe and soul and turned them into living, breathing characters. Now, they are doing something similar but with a literary twist. People are imagining cities as pieces of writing and the thread is nothing short of poetic.
And it all started with this haiku (aka short form poetry from Japan containing 17 syllables).
Delhi is a novel
Bangalore is a blog
Bombay is a poem
— Dhru (@dhrupadkarwa) March 3, 2021
Which got extended as more people joined in.
Chandigarh is an essay
— Arshdeep Arshi (Raavi) (@arsh11kaur) March 4, 2021
Amritsar is a cookbook
— Shaista Singh (@shaista2709) March 4, 2021
Rajasthan is bed time story 😇😇😇 pic.twitter.com/mot5DyeqdJ
— Chhavi Pratap (@pratap_chhavi) March 5, 2021
And ladakh is a letter with love.
— zeesann mir (@zeesann) March 4, 2021
Lucknow a shayari, nazm or ghazal❤️
— S. (@Suvaiba_) March 4, 2021
Tirupathi is a prayer!!
— Sanjana reddy (@Sanjana92708069) March 4, 2021
Banaras is a Satire
— Shivangi (@ChoubeyShivangi) March 4, 2021
Hyderabad is Bawrchi
— i.M.nAvEeN (@Naveen20282675) March 4, 2021
Goa is an instagram post.
— Apoorv Singhal (@SinghalHandedly) March 3, 2021
Indore is a clean, wrinkle free paper.
— Vidushi (@vidushi_phd) March 4, 2021
Gurgaon & Noida is bibliography.
— Prateek Yadav (@pyadav223) March 4, 2021
Vadodara is a school under a Banyan tree…
— Dr Hemant Anant Sant (@santhemant) March 4, 2021
Delhi is a news article.
No offense, but true.
— AVINIER (@masterofmarvel6) March 4, 2021
And #Assam is a song…where you can have peaceful n bful life surrounded by nature😊
— 𝐒𝐭𝐀𝐲 𝐒𝐚𝐅𝐞 ❤🇮🇳 (@abs261) March 4, 2021
Doesn’t this tweet sum it up in the best possible manner?
“India” is 28 parts Web Series.
— Anjum Shayk 🇮🇳🇬🇧 (@AnjumNafees110) March 4, 2021
These comparisons are completely on point. How would you describe your hometown?