Sometimes, I feel lucky to have a job which supports my travelling. Got a call to goto Mumbai for a presentation, although its screwed my plan of Kochi, Bienelle festival, I thought to exploit the opportunity.
Saturday morning! presentations over, flight in the evening. Let me just go out and explore. Took an auto to Andheri station, ticket to churchgate and here I am, standing in the queue for a fast local. The train arrived, Oh my god! , before I could understand, the crowd came down so heavily that my direction automatically changed, I was facing train earlier and now am facing station. Oh man! that was crazy but somehow I managed to board the train.
While sitting in the train, looking at the faces or rather expressions of the people, I could remember all the bollywood scenes in the Mumbai locals , the blogs and some stories where Mumbai local train had a major role to play. So many love stories have been created here, breakups, friendships, some unsaid relationships. This train would have seen it all. Some girls were so shy, some were so bold, some aunties were knitting. Interesting, something far for Delhi people. I have travelled in Chennai local as well, but the Mumbai local has a different apnapan.