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    Get to know a Mumbaikar................

    Get to know a Mumbaikar

    1. You say "town " and expect everyone to know that this means south of Churchgate.

    2 You speak in a dialect of Hindi called 'Bambaiya Hindi', which only Bombayites can understand.

    3. Your door has more than three locks.

    4. Rs 500 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.

    5. Train timings (9.27, 10.49 etc) are really important events of life.

    6. You spend more time each month traveling than you spend at home.

    7. You call an 8' x 10' clustered room a Hall.

    8. You're paying Rs 10,000 for a 1 room flat, the size of walk-in closet and you think it's a "steal."

    9. You have the following sets of friend: school friends, college friends, neighbourhood friends, office friends and yes, train friends, a species unique only in Bombay.

    10. Cabbies and bus conductors think you are from Mars if you call the roads by their Indian name, they are more familiar with Warden Road, Peddar Road, Altamount Road.

    11. Stock market quotes are the only other thing besides cricket which you follow passionately.

    12. The first thing that you read in the Times of India is the "Bombay Times" supplement.

    13. You take fashion seriously. You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.

    14. Hookers, beggars and the homeless are invisible.

    15. You compare Bombay to New York's Manhattan instead of any other cities of India.

    16. The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.

    17. You insist on calling CST as VT, and Sahar and Santacruz airports instead of ChatrapatiShivaji International Airport.

    18. You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

    19. Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.

    20. Being truly alone makes you nervous.

    21. You love wading through knee deep mucky water in the monsoons, and actually call it ''romantic'.

    22. Only in Bombay, you would get Chinese Dosa and Jain Chicken.

    23. You always argue with Delhites that Mumbai is way better than Delhi

    24. You still refer to the city as Bombay not Mumbai.

    25. When you love bragging about the filmstars and cricketers you've seen

    26. When most of your friends have underworld connections

    27. Every three months you look at your street and say "Why're the digging the road again?"

    28. "Change" is "Chillar", "Ditching" is a "Kalti" and "Trouble" is "Jhol".

    29. "GheunTak" is your life ideology.

    30. You have been shoo'd away from Marine Drive at 3am by the cops because of an "Unlawful gathering of persons"

    31. You actually pay for your rickshaws by the meter.

    32. You actually think 30Rs for a SadaDosa is pretty reasonable.

    33. when you spent 6 hours of your day in school and another 3 hours in tuitions.

    34. if you ever went to fashion street, got a pair of cheap jeans and had them tagged as a name brand.

    35. if you played cricket matches against another building for 5 rupee bets.

    36. if you lost tons of MRF rubber balls.

    37. when u call cops ;kaka' and they let u go if u show of urmarathi speaking skills

    38. amitabhbachans house is a landmark

    39. You have been to matheran or mahabaleshwar during the summer vacations

    40. You see men (not gay apparently) holding hands and walking in the street.

    41. The note to coin changing machine at Churchgate station is idolized.

    42. During cricket season all the roads are blocked because people in the streets are looking at television screens in display windows.

    43. Automatic vending machines have a sales person sitting next to it just to help you.

    44. There are more movie tickets being sold in black than at the ticket office.

    45. It takes longer to get off from your house to the station than from one end of Mumbai to another by train.

    46. Every cab and rickshaw driver makes small talk with you

    47. You see Herd of people walking at four in the morning to Siddhi Vinayak temple.

    48. 'Bun Maska' and 'vadapav' is the staple diet of most collegians.

    49. HORN OK PLEASE is written on every truck, tempo and heavy motor vehicle.

    50. You can't drive for more than 10 mins without abusing someone
  • #3129
    Mumbaikars are co-operative and very kind-hearted this world comes to know in dangerous situations like water flood of 26th June or train bombblast on 11th July. We look divided but we are united, we have the power to face situations coolly.

  • #3153
    Miss Leena 26th was a memorable one.
    I wanted to ask you something about articles.How can i ask you.I mean can i post it here?

  • #3163
    You can post what you want to ask regarding article. Not only me anyone can answer if one wishes to.

  • #3167
    u write articles to newspapers na.Even i am fond of writing and composing poems.Can you tell me how did u start or can you give me a start in any of the newspapers that you write.
    This information i got from your profile.

  • #3168
    You can write letters to editors on social subjects to Dainik Samana, Maharashtra Times , Lokmat or whichever paper you buy or you like.

    For articles in diwali magazines advertisements starts coming in newspaper from June month.

    For Marathi poems a special very nice magazine is present its name is 'Kusumakar'. Address is :Shri. Shyam Pendhari, Editor 'Kusumakar',
    L-104, 'Jasmine', Mayuresh Shrusti park, Lake Road, Bhandup(West),
    Mumbai - 400 078.

  • #3169
    Do you get paid for these articles?Can you give me the address Lokmat because i want to give English articles as well.Thank you Leena!

  • #3171
    Hello Anupama,

    This one is really nice post. This is the real life I also experiance most of this things in my life. This is tipically a middle class family's keypoint how thy serview in this world.

    Though they don't have that much to show to world but they are happy with their beautiful life in 8' x 10' clustered room and its there home.

    Keep contributing such articles best of luck.

    Regards,
    Sagar Kakde.

    "The road to SUCCESS
    is always under construction"

  • #3411
    Dear Sagar,
    Thankyou!!!

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    Mumbaikar's are maharashtrians and they used to speak in Hindi more than Marathi.If we ignore our language then it will be vanished one day as a language of communication.
    " Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. "

  • #3547
    Mumbai is unique place and it has its own importance inspite of various diversities lying in it. Mumbaikar is a common man and has his own views for everything.

  • #3552
    Hi,

    A very good article. It tells us everything about Mumbai life and the Mumbaikars who face such situations and deal with them in their daily life.

    In Mumbai nobody has time to talk with each other personally.Mobile, E-mails, social networking sites are the medium of communication. People are always in a hurry and want to be the first leaving the others behind.

    Regards,
    Tasneem

  • #3578
    Hi,

    A very good article. It tells us everything about Mumbai life and the Mumbaikars who face such situations and deal with them in their daily life.

    In Mumbai nobody has time to talk with each other personally.Mobile, E-mails, social networking sites are the medium of communication. People are always in a hurry and want to be the first leaving the others behind.

    Regards,
    phulari kashinath sangram

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  • #4174
    thankyou for such grt responses!

  • #4179
    Wow... This is the fact...

    Anupama, What points, very good, all points that mentioned is very much correct for all Mumbaikars...

    Every Mumbaikar have to go through all the points once in his life.

    I appreciate your observation about Mumbai......

    Regards,

    Kamalesh B. Sutar


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