Friday, December 11, 2015

Zip Zap Zoom in Mumbai

pic courtesy : Indiblogger , Tata motors 

                                              MY MUM ... MUMBAI
                                       MY  BA ... MUMBAI
                                           MY  AI ... MUMBAI
                                                             OUR ... MUMBAI

MOTHER , World's most lovely word is epitomized in MUMBAI.
As her name depicts, MUMBAI, loves all Mumbaikars, irrespective of Region ( whether Gujarati or Maharashtrian ) and Religion ( whether Christian, Hindu or Muslim )

MOTHER = MUM for Christians
MOTHER = BA for Gujaratis
MOTHER = AI for Maharashtrians 

Bird's eye-view from a jet in June 2015

The Tolerant, Welcoming nature of Mumbai attracts all, with open arms ( read Roads, Railways, Airlines, Sea-routes ) Mumbai is the only city which drives all kind of traffic with elan. 

Mumbai, being an island has the triple advantage of having Sky ( Air ) , Earth ( Roads, Railways ) and Water ( Sea-route ) connectivity with the whole India in particular and the World in general. 

The designer architectural wonders such as Taj Mahal Palace hotel , Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , Flora Fountain, Gateway of India , Rajabai Tower , Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai ( BMC ) , Sir J. J. school of arts, Banganga mandir, Majestic House , University of Mumbai, Bombay city hall, Mumbai High court, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj vastu sangrahalaya, Crawford Market, Afghan Church, St. Xavier's college etc. magnetize many more to our Dream city, Mumbai. 

Clicked from Rendezvous- Taj Mahal Palce hotel

The famous sea-side-route Marine Drive a.k.a. Queen's necklace shines spectacularly every night and adds glamour to tinsel town Mumbai. Initially, Mumbai had wider roads, footpaths to cater to vehicles and walkers alike , but as the population increased, the real estate rates sky-rocketed. Illegal , unauthorized constructions have congested Mumbai and still the Municipal Corporation Of Greater Mumbai is administering Mumbai adroitly. We have more than 60 optimally functioning and strategically planned flyovers all over Mumbai , state of the art Mumbai Pune Expressway, which keep Mumbai traffic flowing. The Traffic police of Mumbai are efficient to the core. They are always on duty , whether it's pouring or scorching. Most of the Mumbai drivers are disciplined they abide by the signals. They GO only when the signal is GREEN and STOP immediately when the signal turns RED. Driving in Mumbai is mostly safe due to educated and caring drivers , who are always ready to help with directions

Majority citizens of Mumbai are always driven by Dreams , Aspirations , Motivation. People from all over the World , rush to Mumbai to realize their dreams. They work hard and sincerely to achieve their goals. Many youngsters are attracted to Mumbai for Bollywood-glamour. Some of them succeed and become Shah Rukh Khan , some change the track and become directors, cinematographers, Choreographers, hoteliers etc. The passion, the Spirit Of Mumbai drives us to work smart, earn accolades and be loyal, faithful to our Home... our Mumbai. 

Being a journalist, I am always on the move like many other Mumbaikars. We prefer to travel by Mumbai local trains, which are running , always on the track , through length of Mumbai. Western Railway ( the most efficient and punctual ): from Virar to Churchgate , Central Railway and Harbor Railway keep transporting lakhs of Mumbaikars every day without a break. The Mumbai Metro and Mono rails have been the latest and hi-tech addition to luxurious modes of Mumbai transport. Throughout day BEST Buses reach out to inside location of Mumbai. BEST routes fill the gaps and connect the places, where trains are not available. 

The major tourist attractions like Global Vipassana Pagoda, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel World, Adlabs Imagica , Shivaji Park , Haji Ali Dargah , Mahalakshmi Mandir, Borivali National Park , Kanheri Caves , Juhu Beach, Elephanta caves , Nehru science center , mount Mary Church etc. are all easily and economically reachable through Trains , BEST buses, auto-rickshaws, taxis ( including OLA , MERU , TAB ) which charge according to meters. Catamarans , Ferryboats, motorboats etc. ply on sea-routes at various beaches eg. Gateway of India, Girgaon , Juhu , Madh , Marve , Gorai etc. PavanHans flies helicopters from Juhu. Flights from Domestic and International airports at Santacruz , Andheri rule the skies throughout day and night. 

We in Mumbai Drive Safe , Love the Fast n Functioning Design of our Mumbai and Connect Fantastically with each other ... every where.

Our Mumbai is #madeofgreat Humanitarian Spirit


Dr. Priyanka Shanbhag Shroff said...

Enjoyed reading. Not been to Mumbai for almost two years, and reading this post makes me want to come there, NOW!


Hey Piyu, Welcome to Spirit Of Mumbai. Thanks for your wishes.

Unknown said...

That was a very well written piece, I love your style of writing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Mumbai. I'm gonna visit again soon

xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche


Thanks Chaicy Style A Pastiche. Welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai '

Richa Singh said...

I loved the breakup you did of mumbai :)


Hey Richa , Thank you so much for your LOVE and welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai '. It's so natural for us Mumbaikars , to think of Mumbai as Mother.

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