Mumbai = Land of Opportunists

For anyone to have a favorite place, they need to have had witnessed something, felt something that was so astounding that they fell in love with it.
So much love that no matter how heavenly the other places look like, whatever treasures it has to offer, it is juts not enough to make them change their minds.

Mumbai does that to me!
Image credit – The Elephant Company

Whether it’s the deafening honking sounds, people hurling abuses, motorists skipping signals like it’s the last signal they’ll ever see or anything else, I like this place!
The DESIGN of Mumbai has a lot to talk about. Like prior to the Metros and the sea link, it all felt like cramped up spaces. But since these 2 inventions here, that issue is somewhat sorted.
There are so many places that are built so well that you can do nothing apart from watching and adoring it. Like this place below;

Image credit – Treasure India
Those who know this Marine Drive stretch will know what I’m talking about.
Also, when we talk about Mumbai there are a lot of terms which are synonymous with it like;
  1. The city that never sleeps.
  2. The city where dreams come true.
  3. The city where people dare to achieve.
  4. The city of the opportunists.
Yes. These are the terms I’ve heard and have known to be true. There might be many more such one liners. So why do you think all such terms are used for Mumbai?
It’s simple.
It’s the DRIVE within the millions residing in Mumbai that keep them up till late 3-4 am working if they have to. Their need to succeed, to excel, to move on to higher pedestals is what makes this city a competition hungry destination.
Here there are  less seats and more students who want to apply  for anything whether it’s for a course, for a sport or for a job!
That makes it even tougher for the brave to get past everyone. Thus the one with the drive, the never-ending hunger can make it past the finals. Th rest either whither away or get back and start fighting till they win.
Image credit – FoloMojo
No city can be complete if it doesn’t have the unity and CONNECTIVITY among the entire community. Yes, the “Mumbaikars” as we call ourselves are known for their helpful attitude towards each other not only during times of crisis but also during any other situations. 
It’s not the moments of crisis that must bring us together. If it can happen with moments of happiness and normalcy, that’s a feeling that will always make us proud.
And all this Drive, Design & Connect reminds me also of TATA Motors who so far with their never ending Drive and state of the art Designs have always Connected with the folks not only in Mumbai but all over India!
Finally i’d like to end with a few quotes about Mumbai which is close to expressing what i feel about it.
Image credit – Quotesgram
Image source – Quora

Thursday Challenge – SPRING

Thursday Challenge – SPRING ( Fresh leaves, Baby Animals, Warm Weather…)

Here’s a picture I clicked in Hotel Novotel in Juhu, Mumbai.

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The view has every bit of calmness one needs. Just a look and you’re calm.

This post is written as a part of “Thursday Challenge” where bloggers worldwide display a picture of their choice depending on the theme.

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Dahi Handi Special

Dahi Handi is an Indian festival, celebrated every August, that involves making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with buttermilk tied at a convenient height. This event is based on the legend of the child-god Krishna stealing butter.

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So i thought why not upload some pictures while the guys are in the making of a human pyramid.

I managed to capture 2 glorious moments at 2 different places.

Obviously there are many such pictures which will be on display in today’s newspapers.

1) Kanchpada, Malad:

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Did you know: For every level upwards, there is a reward set.

E.g: For 6 levels, a team can be rewarded anything from 10k – 50k.

But reward is secondary in this event.

But it’s not only the rewards that bothers the team.

It also involves the never ending tension.

One lapse in coordination, and the guy on the top will be on free fall mode.

And, that can be scary.

Over the years, the safety has been increased and accidents have seen a reduction.

2) JB Nagar, Andheri:

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Now that’s a huge pyramid 😛

I got in the nick of time to capture this moment.

So near yet so far.

One more, and they would have the chance to break the handi.

6 levels.

That’s some height.

🙂