The Musings

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Planet Earth. Asia. India. Mumbai. A blink of the eye from the deep blue skies above.
Millions of people, millions of thoughts – all interweaved like a giant spider web, yet clear as that of the rails that run across the length of the city. Every morning – people meet, acknowledge one another yet are lost in thoughts – in their own parodies – at times enjoying, at times dreading. This is what the citizens of Mumbai have come to become today, where commerce declares the flow of run-ins.
There were times, in the early 90’s, I still remember – chirping sparrows, tree lined avenues, whistling trees, families strolling around gardens and occasionally a big red colour (ad free) double decker bus rumbling through the streets. Buildings hardly taller than 4 stories, brimming to the forth with content faces, enjoying the small things of life. The city had a very clean look to it, the noxious vapours were also significantly lesser. The pressures of peers, work were also manageable.
Mumbai in Motion
Mumbai in Motion
Time travel through to the early 2010’s – stuff has changed and how. Malls the size of Olympic stadia with coasters and all – brimming with activities, restaurants vying over each other, serpentine queues of motor vehicles humming away aimlessly, a thinning line between man and machine. All within city limits we have come to so love.
A land of opportunities, a land of sorrow, a land for equals yet a land divided.
Hoping for the very best of future!
The lost golden era. Come soon.

3 thoughts on “The Musings

    The Musings « ignite said:
    September 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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    Anonymous said:
    November 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    How true! Bombay as was called then, though was a metropolis, still had time for family, friends and neighbours which is difficult to find today. Still, we can find solace in the fact that Mumbai has not lost its humanitarian touch and the strangers are always there to help you – whether it is a stranger helping another to get into the crowded local train, helping the young kid or old grandmother cross the road, floods or accident, there are so many helping hands. Hope the Mumbai Spirit lives on forever!

      ignite2communicate responded:
      November 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      The spirit of Mumbai! Forever and always – it never ceases to amaze you.

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