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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.
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