Aamchi Mumbai, people commonly call it, I have heard them telling me a thousand times that once you come to Mumbai, you are never going back. Humid weather, crowded places, never-ending traffic and never-empty locals, yet the city's magnetic attraction and irresistible charm has made it the "the city of dreams" difficult to forget, once you have seen it.
I remember my trip to the city with cousins. We shopped for the whole day without realizing how time passed by and we all were amazed as we ended up buying everything we needed at cheapest prices. That was the first joy that Mumbai gave me. Yes, Mumbai makes space for everyone and welcomes you with a warm heart. It is an emotion, an addiction and a home to countless people in India. It will teach you to dream and fight for your dreams eventually.
Owing to its vastness and abundant population, one finds a surplus crowd anywhere and everywhere. So more people means more stories.
Here are some crazy facts and lessons that you completely relate to, while living or travelling to Mumbai. Check it out!
Confusing right? Anand of Mumbai says it's the easiest way of remember things. Where every second of time is expensive in this city, Pe ru cha cha cha means
Ru: Rumal (handkerchief)
Cha: Chabis (Keys)
Cha: Chasma (Spects)
Pa: Pakit/Pocket (Wallet)
Pa: Pass (local train pass)
People of the city have made these short abbreviations so that they don't forget these things in a hurry!
Mom- "It's heavily raining in Mumbai , your office must be off, right?"
Son- "What?? No, it's very normal here Mom"
That is exactly true. People apart from important stuff in their bag also carry an umbrella. You never know when it would start pouring.
You'll see way more prettier girls than our Bollywood Divas if you come to Mumbai. You will find them roaming around in the streets or shopping or at the gymnasium.
It seems as if half of the collection of Salman Khan's movie comes from Mumbai. First day, first show of Salman's film is what makes Mumbaikars happy.
You can never say NO to vada pav, people are insanely crazy for it. From Breakfast to Lunch, they crave for this snack and can eat it at any time of the day.
People from all around the world are amazed by the fan following Indian actors have. They literally are treated like God. In Mumbai, you'll find people from every profession mimicking Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan etc.
Local trains as we all know is the heart of Mumbai. The moment the newbies think they have mastered local travelling, people here do everything from reading newspapers to cutting vegetables.
How can you miss dessert after your heavy lunch? The mouthwatering candies and sweets make every Mumbaikar's heart melt.
Celebrities are not a big fuss if you are living in Bandra or Western zone. It's way too normal for the people to encounter the stars daily. Nobody bothers the stars too.
Whether you leave work at 6 pm or 11 pm, you will never complain about being bored or jobless. Hop into any club in Mumbai and see how rewarding a good work-life balance can be.
Nobody listens to Bhaiya word. You call them "Bhau" or "Dada" and they are ready to take you anywhere.
Being a girl I completely relate with flaunting, but girls in Mumbai showcase their exclusive collection, when they have actually street shopped. Intelligent right?
Well this time you wouldn't dare to cancel your Goa plan. It is what, just two hours away?
And on days when the crowds, the sheer sights and sounds sap all the energy out of you, you realize Mumbai, like a strict yet loving parent, has prepared you for life.
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