When I think back to the time when I was planning the itinerary for my December vacation, I was keen on leaving out Mumbai.
I wondered what could one possibly do in such a vast city and call it a vacation!
Looking back, I realize how I forget to appreciate the convenience and inner beauty of seemingly mundane things that a large city is built from.
In the city of dreams, only the scale of your dream varies but every person has one for certain - be it taking over a company or cracking your debut in Bollywood or to upgrading from a bicycle to a scooter! In this city, I was able to witness oppulent riches standing tall and dwarfing a modest one room dwelling. Yes, the people are hurrying and moving about in robot fashion, but as a visitor I had the luxury to hit the pause button to realize that hopes, expectations, small joys, deep sorrows, trust, betrayal, fears, and confidence wove in and out to form the complex facade of an individual. I was fortunate enough to be able to absorb the vibe that is so Mumbai.
In the 2 and a half days I spent in Mumbai, these are some of the things that stand out for me and make Mumbai memorable.