Monday, November 11, 2013

To Bombay, With Love.

I've loved Bombay;since the very first day I'd stepped into this city.I remember,a feeling of rush swept through me as I stared across the crowded station numbly. Waves of people swarmed around me-choking the platform one minute and leaving it empty in the blink of an eye. I was mesmerized, amused and bewildered- All at the same time.

Only people who've experienced that feeling would know what I'm talking about.  An overwhelming, larger than life sort of an emotion-unique, only to the maximum city.Yes! 

Bombay has dirty roads, traffic jams and oceans of people. It has an air of apathy yet an overwhelming thread of belongingness, severe space crunch yet incredible planes for self-discovery.Yep! That's Bombay for you!

Have you had a chance to gaze across the Mumbai sea face? I close my eyes and glide back to the enormity of those moments of stillness. Peace!
 In the middle of hawkers, honking cars and random people, there was uncanny silence. The strength of rocks, sound of waves and an indescribable vibe in the air.Mysteriously even the air of Mumbai roars of its uniqueness.

I feel stupid and insane to be hung over a city! I don't understand it.Nope! But here I am, trying not to miss it, every single day and yet missing it more with each passing day.

Ouch ouch. 

The torrential rains. Danger lurking at every corner. Stories of deception and betrayal.Crime. I know Bombay can be a nightmare sometimes. But what outshines all the negativity is its gamut of possibilities and endless dreams. The delightful magic in its arms that makes the same dreams come true. Like zap! 

Yea! That's my Bombay. My city of dreams. My haven of freedom. An overpowering source of collective energy-the same energy which is probably known as the spirit of Mumbai.Nothing can match up to it. Not better crowd, not fancier places, not bigger homes, NO-nothing. Maybe because despite its madness, the city has an undying light to it, the city has its own soul-and your body can leave the city. But its soul..

Dude!It wont leave you! 

"It'll shine like a crazy diamond, proudly, with its rising skyscrapers glittering across the infinite sea, passionate people pumping it alive with their zest for living and countless stories echoing across the waves, building up the lights over and over again, till another soul falls madly in love with its mystique aura."

To Bombay,

With Love.