If you’re reading this with a frown on your face… you’re justified! But believe me when you’ve concluded… you’ll agree, “Jamshedpur spoils its residents and once you’ve lived here… you’ll counter a hard time adjusting, accepting and settling in a new place.”I was born here and my childhood in this city was facilitated with some great learnings & value systems carried forward through generations. Spending my childhood in this city and now staying a 1000 kms away from it, I realize how my life here was full of luxuries that my dad didn’t buy for me… but this city did!
Being a hyperactive, distracted kid that I was… My interests swinged from wanting to be a doctor to a scientist to a cricketer to a Chess Grand Master and what not! The credit goes to this city where during my first 18 years of existence I tried my hands on the following trades:
- Swimming at G-Town Club
- Tennis at JRD Sports complex
- Cricket at Kenan Stadium
- Badminton at Mohan Ahuja indoor stadium
- Yoga at Sarkar Yoga Academy
- Mountaineering at Tata Adventure Foundation
- Horse Riding in Sonari CH Area
- Drawing at Jamshedpur School of Art
- Chess at TATA Chess Academy
- Public Speaking & Creative Writing in School
In addition to this, I definitely wanted to try professional football at TFA (One of India’s top football clubs), Basketball, Boxing, Shooting, Athletics, Hockey, Archery and numerous other sports & Arts; which are pursued at professional centers in this city. Now, I do not consider it a failure for not having tried these crafts as I also was a student with decent scores and great attendance in School. However, with so many interesting options which regularly distracted me from taking one seriously I became a “Jack of all trades & a master of none”
This city has spoilt me like a Brat of a Rich Father, who gave his son all extravagance of life! I now stay in Mumbai (The Financial Capital & the richest city in India) which though gives me my livelihood but could never become My Home, My City, My Guardian that would spoil me with fulfilled demands & unwanted luxuries of Life… You spoilt me Jamshedpur!
– A spoilt Jamshedpurian