Sunday, 31 May 2009

Contrast

I have had the best day ever.
I love this city.
You can have a hellish crowd behind you and still be happy with the brilliant sunset in front of you, with the waves crashing on the rocks an inch away from your feet.
You can get into a crappy rickshaw with a broken seat or into a dhinchack Taxi with disco lights on the ceiling.
You can eat great sandwiches at fashionable eateries where the beautiful people go, or you can eat great sandwiches at a roadside cart, and both are different degrees of brilliant.
And even through the humidity and the sweat and the heat and the crowd.... you can manage to feel more alive than you have in ages and ages.

Eh dil, hai mushkil, jeena yahaan
Zara hatke, zara bachke, yeh hai Bombay meri jaan.

10 comments:

Samata K said...

the sandwiches both yes, are brilliant. if you ever reach borivali, let me know.awesome roadside sandwich love there is. :)

Misanthropist said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Misanthropist said...

Shola hai ya hai bijuriya dil ki bajariya bambai nagariya :)

Quicksilver said...

wow..Mumbai treating you well then?
Pity I've never been there, sounds like fun.

Samata K said...

hello. :)
im guessing you saw my post.
gtalk?
mine : antarajo@gmail.com

Divya said...

Bombay is the best :D People are even gettin sick of me for repeating it :P

myveryownbloggywog said...

Roadside food rocks! I miss it, but the longer I'm away, the more I'm sure I'm losing my tolerance for it. *sigh*

Mystique said...

2 samata: i know, iknow.

2 Misanthrope: :)

2 Quicksilver: it is indeed.

2 Samata: yup. Done.

2 Divya: hahahah

2 myveryownblog: maybe you should eat more street food....

Sakshi said...

You can dance and you can jump with joy... and you can be sad and feel bad about it all... Or you can look into the sunset from the beach with the shouting vendors... and be at peace with yourself...!!! Mumbai- bas- aisi hi hai..!!!

Espèra said...

That last line I will always relate with Class X History.
Quite captures the Mumbai-ity.
Not like I would know though. I've just been there once. For an overnight stay. Guess I told you that.