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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Mumbai = Land of Opportunists

For anyone to have a favorite place, they need to have had witnessed something, felt something that was so astounding that they fell in love with it.
So much love that no matter how heavenly the other places look like, whatever treasures it has to offer, it is juts not enough to make them change their minds.

Mumbai does that to me!
Image credit - The Elephant Company

Whether it's the deafening honking sounds, people hurling abuses, motorists skipping signals like it's the last signal they'll ever see or anything else, I like this place!
The DESIGN of Mumbai has a lot to talk about. Like prior to the Metros and the sea link, it all felt like cramped up spaces. But since these 2 inventions here, that issue is somewhat sorted.
There are so many places that are built so well that you can do nothing apart from watching and adoring it. Like this place below;

Image credit - Treasure India
Those who know this Marine Drive stretch will know what I'm talking about.

Also, when we talk about Mumbai there are a lot of terms which are synonymous with it like;
  1. The city that never sleeps.
  2. The city where dreams come true.
  3. The city where people dare to achieve.
  4. The city of the opportunists.
Yes. These are the terms I've heard and have known to be true. There might be many more such one liners. So why do you think all such terms are used for Mumbai?
It's simple.
It's the DRIVE within the millions residing in Mumbai that keep them up till late 3-4 am working if they have to. Their need to succeed, to excel, to move on to higher pedestals is what makes this city a competition hungry destination.
Here there are  less seats and more students who want to apply  for anything whether it's for a course, for a sport or for a job!
That makes it even tougher for the brave to get past everyone. Thus the one with the drive, the never-ending hunger can make it past the finals. Th rest either whither away or get back and start fighting till they win.

Image credit - FoloMojo

No city can be complete if it doesn't have the unity and CONNECTIVITY among the entire community. Yes, the "Mumbaikars" as we call ourselves are known for their helpful attitude towards each other not only during times of crisis but also during any other situations. 
It's not the moments of crisis that must bring us together. If it can happen with moments of happiness and normalcy, that's a feeling that will always make us proud.

And all this Drive, Design & Connect reminds me also of TATA Motors who so far with their never ending Drive and state of the art Designs have always Connected with the folks not only in Mumbai but all over India!

Finally i'd like to end with a few quotes about Mumbai which is close to expressing what i feel about it.

Image credit - Quotesgram
Image source - Quora

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Lancelot is a 24 year old post grad who one day was so bored of his life, that he started to write. The writing he thought would be a one time thing. It's been over a year and the writing has never stopped. Professionally in the field of finance, Lancelot aspires to make his family and himself proud. In his free time, Lancelot loves eating food, reviewing them on Zomato, watching various TV sit-coms, writing of course, playing the keyboard music app on his smartphone, reading crime-murder-mystery... maybe romance novels sometimes, watching a lot of sporting events and making time for his near and dear ones. 

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