EMOTION @ /\/\U/\/\B@!K@R

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MUMBAI – “THE CITY OF DREAMS”…..BOLLYWOOD LAND….ISLAND OF ROMANCE…

THIS IS NOT JUST A CITY BUT AND EMOTION ….A CHARACTER THAT LATCHES ITSELF TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS LIVED IN THE CITY AT LEAST ONCE…

ITS A ABSTRACT FEELING THAT CANNOT BE PUT IN WORDS….

THE CITY IS DEFINED BY ITS PEOPLE & THEIR LIFESTYLE.

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“ONCE A MUMBAIKAR,

ALWAYS A MUMBAIKAR…”

ALL OF US HAVE HEARD THAT SAYING….& AGREE TOO…ANYBODY WHO HAS STAYED IN MUMBAI CAN NOT LIVE IN ANOTHER CITY IN ANOTHER LIFESTYLE.

PEOPLE IN MUMBAI…..THEY AREN’T GUJJUS, ‘SOUTH-INDIANS’ OR NORTH-INDIANS…..THEY PREFER TO BE CALLED…”MUMBAIKARS”….JUST MUMBAIKARS!!

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THERE IS A CHUNK OF POPULATION HERE WHO ARE NATIVE PEOPLE WITH THE TAG OF THE CITY…..LIKE PEOPLE WHO ARE GUJJUS OR SOUTH-INDIANS WHO MAINTAIN THEIR IDENTITY AND LIKE ‘OIL ON WATER’ INTO THE CULTURE OF THE CITY….

THEN THERE ARE A FEW MORE PEOPLE WHO FAKE…..THEY ARE LIKE ‘AIYO APUN KO AATI NAHIN’ TYPE [NO OFFENSE …JUST AN EXAMPLE].

THEN THERE IS EVOLVED VERSION OF IMMIGRANTS…..[INCLUDING MYSELF] WHO WON’T FIT INTO ANY CATEGORY APTLY….LIKE I SOMETIMES END UP SPEAKING “HI-MIL”[HINDI+TAMIL] WHICH ENSURES THAT YOU SEEM ILLITERATE, NOT KNOWING A SINGLE LANGUAGE PROPERLY…CHENNAI PEOPLE ARE LIKE….WHAT THE HELL IS MATLAB……& MUMBAI PEOPLE NICKNAME YOU AIYYO…! 😦

BUT NEVERTHELESS, WE ARE LIKE ” WATER IN MILK”….ADULTERATED HI SAHI…..PAR KAAM CHAL JAATA HAI…[ALTHOUGH ADULTERATED….BUT WILL WORK].

THEN THERE ARE THESE NATIVE MAHARASHTRIAN PEOPLE THAT WE BE-FRIEND IN THE GREED OF LEARNING THE LANGUAGE & SO THAT WE DON’T LOOK ‘FISH OUT OF WATER’ …..OUR PALS WHO OCCASIONALLY RAG US BY MIMICKING OUR “ANDU PANDU” OR “SU BEHEN”…

SAY WHATEVER…..THIS CITY & ITS NATIVES HAVE EMBRACED US ALL LIKE THEIR OWN….& WE BLEND INTO EACH OTHER & THE COMMON MUMBAI CULTURE !! ❤

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THANK YOU !! 🙂

 

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