Cerebral Shangrila

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Mumbai - a city under siege

What do Hrishikesh Mukherjee & I have in common ? ( Apart from the fact that he is one of my favorite directors) . The answer is love for the city of Bombay ( For trivia lovers Hrishida dedicated his Classic film " Anand" to the city of Bombay ).

I lived in Mumbai for more than two years and its easily the best city I have lived in. Its sad to see mumbai being submerged by incessant rains and the daily life being thrown into chaos. When the Locals (trains) stop then you know the city has come to a grinding halt. I am sure mumbaikers have the will to get out of this and in a few days mumbai would be back to its busy self ! Afterall , its a city that never sleeps.

After hearing many stories from friends stranded at work for more than 48 hours and cars floating on the road, I hope people stay indoors for a day or two and the BMC & army would be able to check the death toll.

Mumbai , get well soon .


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    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 3:17 PM  

  • Not only Mumbai, total india is facing problems,
    ONGC Mumbai coast Fire accedent
    Tamil Sea Shore- Heavy Wind
    Gurgaon- Police Vs Workers

    By Blogger ILA (a) இளா, at 3:17 PM  

  • It's a passing cloud for the country. It's capable of handling these kind of situations. But, there are lessons that need to be learned from these things. Wanna make Mumbai another Shanghai.? Certain things need to be weighed-Nayag.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:50 PM  

  • Mumbai is getting back to normalcy - but one thing i dont understand is what makes mumbaikars different from any other city people ?

    And why cant mumbai be mumbai - and not try to be some Shanghai - first it was s'pore - dilip d'souza has a written an article on the same in rediff - http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/jul/28dilip.htm

    By Blogger Srihari SN, at 2:34 PM  

  • Hari -- Mumbaikers are unique in many ways ! They have that extra "zing" that I have found missing elsewhere ..

    Nayag -- Hope Mumbai gets its due and they upgrade the infrastructure.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 4:45 PM  

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