Mumbai Moments: A few more…

Mumbai takes a little time to get used to. I did here what I normally do, which is a first browse, a first touching of the turf. It’s a beautiful city in a lot of aspects, with striking inequalities, and some of the loveliest people I’ve encountered so far. Walking around can be such an enriching experience. Such an eye opener in so many different ways. What I bring you today are fragments from my first wanderings… My Indian adventure has only just begun…

Chakala district, where I’m staying… Suburban Mumbai can be fascinating…

Gandhi is omnipresent

A Smile

The other side of Mumbai…

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First Mumbai Instants…

On my first day of Mumbai, I left my hostel with one clear idea in my mind. I’m going to have, as much as I can, a normal day of a normal person. Of course it’s an impossible task, I was aware of it. But I wanted to at least have a taste of it… at least take buses, trains all around and talk to the people as much as I could. So, I waited in line for 30 minutes to buy I ticket… I tried to push and shove people to get into a train… failed completely, oh well. I walked around, played some football with some kids and, at the end of the day took the bus home… Within all this normality, there was something apparently disturbing the flow… There was a huge cloud of smoke coming from a building on fire somewhere… Didn’t seem to affect the incredible spirit that drives Mumbaians on their daily tasks… Like Amit, my Indian room mate said: “It doesn’t matter what happens, in Mumbai the Show must go on…”

Harmonic Chaos

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The quiet rest…

Mumbai Suburban train