While European coastal towns and villages that seemed untraceable on the world map until recently are now becoming charming enough to attract loads of tourists every season, some of the most heavily trafficked Asian cities continue to be covered in layers of visual drab. Yes, it is true that Europe is perhaps the most colorful destination in the world in terms of homes and buildings being painted in happier colors. This is not just about the cities in Europe. Take the case of Juzcar in Spain. This is not a metropolis. I seriously doubt the people here have truckloads of money to spend on property renovations.
These postcard-perfect locations seem to have the right mix of external cultural influences and some globalization without losing their essence. Here, in Delhi it seems we are back to medieval times of occupying whatever piece of land you can grab, forgetting that kitchen gardens add personality to the city and well-kept markets deliver more exuberance rather than diesel-heavy SUVs!