The Gurgaon we hear about is one of multinational HQs, five-star hotels, and an impending water and electricity crisis that could put a swift end to the whole thing if changes aren't soon made. We touch on these themes, of course, and profile a few Gurgaonites working to make those necessary changes. But we've also tried to see the city from angles commonly unseen.
Music and art, for example, are thriving in the city, as shown in a story by art critic Jyoti Dhar and a visual study by rock 'n roll photographer Shiv Ahuja.
Bestselling author Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan ponders the Kingdom of Dreams, India’s first entertainment venue that could be thought of in the same breath as Disneyland. And fellow bestseller Sidin Vadukut gives us a history lesson like you've never had before: A mash-up of several sources dating back to the time of the Mahabharata.
In a story called The Mangar Games, we investigate how Gurgaon's sprawl could affect the Mangar Forest, land that locals feel should be a national park. Conversely, and strangely enough, we visit with an authority on a green space within Gurgaon too often overlooked: the Aravalli Biodiversity Park.
A photo essay by Bharat Sikka gives us an idea of how a young Gurgaon looked not all that long ago, and we end off with a picture book imaging a possible Gurgaon in 2080 by Aditya Bidikar with illustrations by Biboswan Bose.