Why I love Mumbai

Why I love Mumbai

Why I love Mumbai is the question not to be asked to me but to each of Mumbaikar, why people love Mumbai. Why do people fall in love with Mumbai?

To start with, I will share my love story and breakup in Mumbai

Why I love Mumbai

My boyfriend received me at Mumbai Central station at sharp 8.35 A.M. when Rajdhani Express hit the station, which I had boarded at Kota at 8.55 P.M. on 15 June 2015.

It was a delightful time being with him, after so long. His Yamaha bike was roaring the Eastern Expressway smoothly, I had an occasional touch of his body on my front twins when he was applying the brake. It was a ten-lane road with additional four side lanes.

Why I love Mumbai

I was sitting for the last forty-minute on a bike travelling almost thirty kilometres when I saw the road sign written ‘Chembur’ on it, which was a familiar locality. He switched off the hipster, but the rim kept spinning for a while until the bike stopped on left side lanes. The morning sun had turned adolescent with its scorch but the shady area, where we stopped the bike was relieving.

Why I love Mumbai

After positioning both legs on the macadamized surface, he took my hand in his hand, brought me close and hugged. Then suddenly, I shoved him away.

He asked in a husky tone,” why?”

“Because I’m wearing Revlon Colorstay Lipstick and your fervour will mature in cuddle and kisses,”, I said.

So what? Kiki!, let them get washed away,”, Elango said.

“O. k. but I am sure it won’t kiss off, you try your best?

Then deliberately, I put my shoes on the leg rest of the standing bike turning it upside-down folding my knees and supporting my tukus on the back of the bike and the brat prince was holding both of my cheeks on his two palms. His frequent pecs on my lips and elsewhere on my face was taking my heart and we hang in there 

Why I love Mumbai

almost five minutes speaking less expressing more through our lips and face. Both of us had this latent heat of fervor in our body created out of the separation of one year and he was neither my part-time lover and full-time friend, but a signed and solid lover.

Why I love Mumbai

 our kissing session was spine-tingling and pant moistaining for both of us, but still the lipstick stayed and brand had really performed. Then last of his smooch was a motorized car wash enough to peel out last traces of my lipstick

The signboard was showing ‘Powai’ direction on the leftward.

“When we will reach?”, I asked.

We know this road as Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) and IIT Mumbai is on the right side of this road and only two kilometres from here. It was a broad six lane road, on which work for metro rail was going on. The first cross-joint was showing tall buildings, then there was a flyover where there was a road sign ‘Kanjur Marg Railway Station’ was visible, to which Elango said, “This is our nearest local railway station”.

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powai- A small township in itself and quite rich in flora and fauna, its green cover hasn't just been maintained, but it has also risen over the years. What you get as a result is Lake, forest, and mountain–Powai has it all

After one more flyover, we reached Powai.

Hey, Elango, “it’s a visual treat for the eyes! This is an island of green in the concrete jungle of Mumbai”, I said.

Yes, Kiki, “Powai is nestled among hills and flanked by the ‘Powai’ lake. 

You realize it is erroneous in the event that you consider “city that never dozes” a distortion. Mumbai won’t ever rest. Nearby trains approach 1:30 am in the evening and start back at 3:15 am. You will see individuals getting back from their workplaces till 2:30 am and paper sellers arranging their heap of papers from 4:00 am.

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The variety of Mumbai nightlife is to such an extent that it obliges basically everybody—the high-flying club, stone cold broke youths, exciting fashionistas, high society socialites, sentimental people and any remaining sorts of extroverts. Mumbai stirs in the evening, with the soul of the city waking up in marvelous design.


Why I love Mumbai

Olive plays host to Bollywood famous people consistently! Be it for a tranquil supper or a birthday slam, you will undoubtedly find somebody here at whatever point you visit.

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“You realize that Nightlife is never puzzling with places like Big bang, Ground zero, Totes Garage, and so forth in Mumbai”


Bastian’s gourmet expert Kelvin Cheung is without a doubt a superstar most loved himself! Be it the delightful cheesecakes, or his broad fish menu – all that he makes winds up gathering a VIP following.

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The straightforward bistro settled in Prithvi Theater is the place where famous people like Kalki Koechlin and the Kapoor family hang out. With its simple menu and simple exquisite energy, this has been a superstar top pick since its initiation.

Directly from high road Phoenix Palladium, Inorbit Malad for the upper class to Carter Road and Bandra Linking Road for the everyday person. You know the spot you live in is a customer’s heaven. I love some of these mall for leather jacket.

With limitless spots to hang out, for example, Marine Drive, Hanging Garden, Girgaon chowpatty, Carter Road, Powai Lake, you’ll track down a wonderful end of the week home base with your loved ones.

One day, I switched to running on the pavement beachside, as the beach was rocky and full of a romantic couple

Bandra Worli Sea Link

 in evening snuggled exposed to the passers-by. My milky white skin was bound to earn the attention of most of the onlookers and some were unrestrained to present stunt on motorbikes flaunting their six-packs. The body was appealing, but skin colour was not.

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On the firstweekend, on request of Elango, I visited the dance floor at Rodeo Bar inAndheri. It was reverberating with a Mexican vibe. Front desk had given me fourcoupons for free shots of cocktails and wine.

“Everyone should believe in something, I will have a bear. How about you?”, Elango asked.

“I remember when I had my first bear with you in Kota, chill the wine here now in Mumbai”, I said.

I knew Mumbai is fun, Mumbai is flirty without a trace of anxiety here and my days will be cool and tension free here. I was happy that Elango has developed a very mixie-pixie attitude here.

He continued praising my short scanty bottom then he said something funny, “Those are some nice legs. What time do they open?”

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I just chided him, “Idiot! Don’t be funny?”

However, my heart was laughing with maximum intensity.

Why I love Mumbai

I blew the sprinkles off the cupcake, but still maintained my social anxiety disorder and said “don’t take this wrong way, but let’s blow this popsicle stand!”

They set the dance floor ablaze, and it appeared to be a boozy time for most of the girls.

I had a perfect and matching dance floor to make out (dfm) with other girls, so I was in a perfect mood to shake and bake. I pushed my sandal on earth to get the repelling reaction of floor and tiptoed beside my table and then in every corner of the dance room. I felt for a last possible moment, an unlawful excitement and called Elango, “you well spank my ass and call me sally”.

Elango shouted in excitement.

There you go!

That’s it! Everything is Okey Dokey.        ..it’s ready to go..

I was also down like a clown in a circus town. Elango also started with raw aesthetic movement. Everyone there was tripping the light fantastically.

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We set my high school flame with Elango at Kota ablaze, and I said, “My hip will not lie, Elango”

He tried to pay with my heart instead and started taking an interest in my double cherry pie.

Flushing it, I said to Elango, “You are not a cleavage connoisseur”

Elango said chilling out “Sush girl shut up your lips do the Hellen Keller and talk with your hips”

Keepin’ it swayze, Elango said, “Kiki, back that ass up”

My sloppin’ heel one-step, two- step, hit by the train was all up to ghostz’s standard.

“You are pretty good, drop it like it’s hot” Elango cheerfully said only to engulf me with Michael Jackson syndrome.

Around 2 A.M. I started feeling tired, it was my greatest freakout ever, and we packed to come back to hostel.

Speed and MUMBAI go connected at the hip as everybody you meet here will be in a rush to arrive at some place or speeding up to meet somebody direly.

You may meet a kid who is running for his swimming class, a youngster scrambling for her dance class, an office-participant gasping however strolling quick to arrive at the workplace on schedule, a mother doing shopping for food at the most extreme speed conceivable to have the option to get the film with her companions or an older man conversing with his companion on the telephone in a rush. That is the reason in Bombay; individuals are known to be ‘Busy’ and ‘Continually surging.’

Among the well known pastries of Mumbai are Kulfi and Ice Gola.

Interestingly, spice is a food quality as well as the general air and feel of Mumbai. There is a hot thing about the food, individuals, the spots, and things in Mumbai which makes it a hot mixture of societies!

Days rolled up fast, neither I nor Elango had time to meet, we exchanged some nonsense on mobile but now I was getting my nerves ready for the feisty weekend.

Days rolled up fast, neither I nor Elango had time to meet, we exchanged some nonsense on mobile but now I was getting my nerves ready for the feisty weekend.

Why I love Mumbai

Elango proposed, “will you mind a visit to ‘Kitty su’, it’s a nightclub in ‘The Lalit Mumbai Hotel’ near International Airport, hardly at a distance of eight to ten kilometres”, to which I agreed with no research, as I trusted Elango.

That day I was moving fast at the imagination of a great dance floor and sight of such an opulent place seemingly from outside, when Elango said, “Hey Kiki, are you an escalator?”

You are saying so, because I am moving fast and legging ahead?”, I asked.

He quipped, “No! Because I Wanna go down on you.”

I laughed and run with my dangling purse to hit him with it.

Kitty Su had amazing splendour and my curious eyes found many stumbling queer legs.”DJ is a girl here”, Elango said.

Then he asked, “have you heard of the drag queen?”

I was familiar with it but still kept mum fearing identification of my queer inclination.

Why I love Mumbai

However, not to be perceived as doe-eyed, I said “it’s larger-than-life dance-performance reflect”.

Perfect, he said, “drag is all about entertainment. You go on stage and perform. If you are a man, then you do it as a drag queen and if you are a woman, you do it as a drag king”.

“So basically this is a portrayal of larger-than-life persona on stage,”, Elango said.

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Five-six couples were dancing on the stage, all of them were taking same steps and same moves. “What’s the damage to your pocket, bringing me here”, I asked to Elango.

“See this place is lively with best of DJ and crowd and

I had thought long back to show you this place,”, Elago replied.

“Yes, it’s worth. DJ is so good. I am in love with it,”, I said.

I’ve never been a girlie girl. My entire life I have been the epitome of a tomboy, however, today I wore wide-leg pants,

Why I love Mumbai
Why I love Mumbai

high heels, and blouses, while most of the girls were in skinny blue denim showing sculpts of their leg. We danced inexorably for almost two hours, but later I asked Elango to move back to hostel.

Hardly after a few months of my arrival, I joined Tongue Twister, which was all about fabulous parties for fabulous women, a global music scene and rocking celebrations! Charm of Mumbai distracted me from the love of Elango and I started distancing him. I describe here my love for Mumbai then my second love with Joki, who was a builder and break up thereafter. First have a glimpse of the city.

Mumbai is excellent to such an extent that individuals get struck by all the energy the city offers. Mumbai will cause you to want to accomplish something thing with your life and make a big deal about yourself. No big surprise it is called as the city of dreams; it is, definitely, where you can make your fantasies work out.

I love Mumbai

The city which gave me the solidarity to acquire my every day bread and butter, a city brimming with dreams for visionaries to work out as expected. Mumbai isn’t a spot – it is a mixture of dreams, aspirations, feelings and dream. 

Why is Mumbai so popular

It can thump you hard on the off chance that you are not readied or not regard and can likewise all the while sling you to the most elevated of classes in the event that you are inside it’s domains.

Why I love Mumbai

Something biggest about Mumbai I like is that regardless of what your identity is, or what you do, or what your past is, Mumbai will accept you with great enthusiasm, take you in and surprisingly let you act naturally.

Why I love Mumbai

Anyone can be a part of Bollywood or the Hindi TV industry in Mumbai, as a dancer, an extra or heck even an actor.

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Why I love Mumbai

Amazing work-life balance

You find that in Mumbai, people work hard and party harder. Whether you leave work at 6 pm or 11 pm, hop into a club in Bandra or Lower Parel and see how rewarding a good work-life balance can be

Why I love Mumbai

There is a locality for everybody and each locality has a predominant local area here; like Dadar has more Maharashtrian, Kandivali and Borivali have a lot of Gujratis living there, Marol and Andheri have a gigantic horde of Bori Muslims, South Bombay has every one of the Parsis and their sweet delights and in Mulund, you will get a great deal of Tamil-Brahmins to banter with.

The quantity of companions and ‘gatherings’ you’ll see here won’t ever cause you to feel alone or forlorn again. You’ll will make a ton of companions, which would likely last you a lifetime. Mumbai instructs you to be fearless, face challenges and unwind too when required. It challenges your discernment and shows you an alternate side of mankind as well

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Linking Road Bandra


Believe it or not Mumbai city is safe for everyone in terms of living single or married. You can walk anywhere at any time 

Even When You Want To Enjoy Nightlife You Can Feel Secured Specially Females. Wherever You Go You Are Not Alone There Are People Doing Night Out Like You, There Are Police Patrolling Around. Mumbaikar Will Be Always There If You Need Any Kind Of Need. If You Get Into Trouble Mumbai Police Will Always Be There To Help You Out.


You can make the most of your opportunity in Mumbai, a feeling of opportunity of excessive endeavors to develop and get more cash-flow. Nobody asks you what are you doing, wearing, eating until it’s legitimate. Nobody upsets your space and opportunity. Couples are the most undisturbed ones. The city is enchanted you will detest portions of it yet love it completely.

Why I love Mumbai

Local travel

Neighborhood travel in Mumbai is extremely modest. Nearby trains, albeit neighborhood train, pushing and spouting, perspiring however associate all aspects of Mumbai to one another. 

Why Mumbai is just awesome

In the beginning, it’s troublesome however individuals around you will assist you with comprehension and once you become accustomed to it, then nearby travel life becomes the simplest errand. Nearby trains are not by any means the only one alternative, you can appreciate Auto, Bus, Metro, Cab, and so on Having or purchasing your own wagon(car or bicycle) gets pointless since you can travel quicker and less expensive utilizing nearby vehicle.

Need peace, turn towards the sea,

Juhu beach which is also known as the celebrity beach of Mumbai has a big list of activities that can be done during the early morning.

There are a lot of interesting rides over there that every generation enjoys {from kid to grandfathers }. Juhu beach offers the rides like horse rides, rickshaw rides and camel rides.


You can also enjoy the funny and entertaining monkey shows over there. It’s quite fun. Everyone enjoys it.


There’s always a uniform climate in Juhu. It’s actually located on the shores of the Arabian Sea.

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We can also find a lot of religious places at Juhu. The list as follows :

1.Grand Mosque Juhu

2. Joseph’s Church

3.Mahalaxmi Temple

4.Mukteshwar Devalay

5.Holy cross church

6.Chandra Prabhu Jain Temple

7.International Society for Krishna Consiousness {ISKCON} or known as Hare Krishna Mandir

1. You can heartily enjoy the sunshine and you can also take a marvelous “Sun Bathe “.



2 . You can take a bath in the sea itself. It’s so relaxing and fun full.

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A lot of celebrity homes surround this beach. So you can also go to this amazing beach and check your luck. And maybe someday you’ll see any of the Bollywood stars from the list given :

1. Amitabh Bachchan

2. Hrithik Roshan

3. Akshay Kumar and wife Twinkle Khanna

4. Alia Bhatt

5. Shakti Kapoor

6. Sunny Deol

7. Hema Malini

8. Ajay Devgn

9. Zayed Khan

10. Anil Kapoor


12. Raveena Tondon

13. Anupam Kher

Visiting Juhu can easily say that or maybe assure that if one time you will visit this amazing and beautiful beach you won’t regret it . I swear you wont . Because the aura of this alluring beach is so soothing and loving that one could enjoy your entire day 

it’s completely worthful to Visit this so much attractive beach which has a lot of morning,evening and noon activities to engage ourselves.As it’s the second cleanest beach in Mumbai.


How we can reach Juhu?

So, when I called upon Joki that weekend for joining my dancing taste, unhesitatingly, he asked me time and venue. I was quick to say “Yeda republic in Juhu, sharp at 9 P.M. and I will request your presence there till 2 A.M., as the place is savage for dance only after 1 A.M.”

Joki agreed immediately.

I completely pulled my hair from the face and weaved them in an asymmetrical fishtail braid and high waisted tight leg torn jeans giving clear visibility of my Egyptian toe, which was inclined from toe to small finger in a straight line at forty-five-degree inclination projecting my friendliness and to show it off, I kept it visible by wearing high heel sandals and pulled my Gucci leather jacket on my shoulder.

I was looking a prima donna with my bubble pop bitch like attitude riding the black Harley Davidson. Elango, who met me at the front door, could not dare to utter a single word, although I hunch that he must have come to meet me for dinner in some restaurant nearby, now that his account has been fully excavated.

Juhu on straight JVLR with few turn was only a forty-minute bike ride and I was exclusively greeted by the security but by then Joki had also joined me. We moved straight to our reserved table and ordered my first peg of J/W Blue level “shall I order some for you Joki?, I asked.

“Yeah!”, he replied.

“It’s very dull here”, Joki added.

“Even interiors could have been better, but it is spacious”, he continued saying.

I said, “This whole space turns insane after 1 AM, with great music, it was all about Bollywood music, it was running music high heel pe nacche to tu Badi jachche (You look great when you dance on your high heel) but later after 12, this place turned savage. I loved the snacks served at the bar, friendly staff and especially the bartenders. We ordered some Chinese starters, and they turned out delicious”.

There was a Bollywood celebrity on the side table. He came personally to greet Joki.

“So they know you,”, I asked.

we finance “Yeah, but I don’t take interest in their affair since they have everyday emotional traumas, which I cannot handle,” Joki said.

“We had hired one tv-serial celebrity two years back, for promotion of our construction business, she had problems with her boyfriend, then she went on suicide”, media reported hand of many of the celebrities and also interviewed us.

“We had to handle them in connection with the Police and save many of their skin, so they are very comfortable with me, as they understand I can handle their everyday melodrama well with our administrative connections”, Joki said.

I was not an excellent actress and not looking forward to a career in modelling otherwise, I would have exploited his contacts in tinsel town.

We enjoyed till 3 AM and had a memorable time, chatting with Joki, I came to know that it’s his second visit, as he said, “this place is also visited by many celebrities, and you never know, whom you meet here”.

In chatting and visualising his Bollywood connections, I forgot about my dance moves. By now I already had gulped almost one-quarter blue level whiskey and Joki may have done perhaps more. I was enjoying the surrounding and whetted for letting a cigarette, but before ordering, Joki already offered me a cigarette from his Sobranie pack.

“Where you got this?”, I asked.

My Dubai office used to send us bands like Sobranie, Parliament, Treasurer, which is quite in demand with the guests

Nothing turns a rich man on like a strong woman who is successful in her career or business. The woman who goes for glory piques the most interest. Rich men constantly search for those who they can find their equal or superior. She doesn’t have to be rich. Instead, she can be superbly talented in something that he is not e.g. musical instrument, language, singing, dance, art, etc

Initially, Joki came as a big support for me. I loved his selfish, rule-breaking, imprudent, and rebellious nature, check by jowls, he was rash, ready to fulfill my any whims. He was unnaturally brave, temerarious, independent, and self-reliant. it’s only natural to be attracted to him. But what I loved most was that he was living in a frantic and galvanizing manner. His neuroticism and impulsiveness were making great chemistry with my fancies.

Joki flooded money in my shopaholic addiction in stores like Zara, Gucci, Prada which later matured into hot couture thirst.

There’s a moment when I realized that Mumbai doesn’t have the right clothes for me and all my shopping spree came to stand still and I suggested Joki, “why everyday you are trying to take me to fashion boutique, now most of the boutique honours have started to identify me as their honoured guest. I will love to see other things, may be rugby, horse racing or my sheer lovely sports of football.”

Then once, we made ourselves hoarse cheering for Smriti Sharma and Deepti Mandhana, lovingly known as “SDM,” during the Mumbai women’s Cup soccer finals this summer. So it was only fitting the defender and goalie of the Mumbai Bullet Women’s Soccer Team were met with the same applause when they took the stage to honour their teammate and co-captain Deepti Mandhana.

I was ‘Princess Mononoke’ in love with Joki, a top techno school education, the billionaire would be hubby, hot couture fashion and life were more like Cinderella. My little pony friendship is magic.

He did not understand how he will manage without me. But for him I was the Shrek and Shrek is love, Shrek is life. He wanted me forever and once told me that “it is my love for you Kiki I’ll love you as long as the world is here I’ll always be with you Kiki”.

That day I was feeling jones for his bones and dialled him.

“Can you afford some moment for me, I am here beside the Powai Lake just in front of the lakeside square building”.

“Yes Kiki!, I’m comin’, but what happened?”

“Nothing, but you come immediately,” I said.

“Do you have a bike Joki?, come on bike, I don’t Wanna see you on expensive car here, because then everybody will start taking interest and satisfy there voyeuristic pleasure,”, I added.

That day, I was dying to get stabbed by a hotdog. I thought Elango is much better; he hits em with Da flex when I desire. Joki, give me golden shower or gold rush. If this continues then within few months, I will resume jack-in-the-box.

“Hi Kiki, why you called me here?”, Joki said removing his fox print panel designed racing helmet. Thoughtfully, he understood my motive and came on an inexpensive bike within thirty minutes.

I said to the onlookers, “Excuse me, while I kiss my man and I hugged him insanely, squeezing the charmin'”

Just one night. That’s what I told myself.
No strings, no illusions, no promises. Nothing but the lasting thrill of his flesh on mine.
The lasting hit of his poisonous touch.
But when poison will run through my veins, the way he may run through mine, it will be toxic and eats me alive.

If he kisses me, I’ll drown.

Every sip of air is shallow and burning, because in the arms of Joki, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to sin. His eyes flick to my lips, and I remember the first time I tasted him, at a dance floor in Mumbai two years ago.

And wanted the mud shark to pound the snooch and said “I was missing you Joki, for god shake te necessito arriba de mi Cuerpo”.

I found Joki to be insensitive to my Tiana love and playing bluffin’ to my muffin’ when he said, “not for now Kiki, unless we get married”. We have to maintain our respective family values.

By then, two young girls approached us “May we have your autograph, please?”

Oh, I reorganised myself from canoodling and said, “sure!”

“Not yours ma’m, we need autograph from Joki sir”, girls said.

But Joki shrugged, saying, “Naah!”.

I asked to him, “By the way, is your name homework?”

“What?”, he exclaimed as if he unheard or not understood.

“Cause I’m not doing you but I should be,”, I said.

He laughed intermittently, as if he was confirming that he understood the joke completely.

“I’m not into watching sunsets, but I’d love to see you go down.” I said.

Let’s go, he could say only these few words.

Joki almost stopped calling, I was afraid, whether he has turned me down. So, I sent a WhatsApp message on next Friday.

“Are you angry with me,”, I asked Joki

There appeared to be silence on another part then suddenly Joki’s voice hit my eardrums

“Can you hear me now?, Sorry for curbing your enthusiasm, but think about it. Aren’t you head over heels that day?”

“I was at the end of the rope, you had not been loving me as you shall,”, I said.

“Do our family permit for the mommy and daddy time before the marriage?”, he said.

“Come on, Joki, but the time has changed, We are past the point where we need to impress one another because I have got the feeling for you,”, I said.

“True, cool points are out of the window and I’m all twisted up in the game,”, Joki said.

“Joki, I want to live fast and die pretty. I love you to the moon and back, but you are setting horror movie rules


This is part of a love story of Kiki, her breakup and second boyfriend, which will soon appear in bookstores and online. 

This novel’s story and characters are fictitious. Space and time have been rearranged to suit the convenience of the book, and except for public figures, institution and city any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental. The opinions expressed are those of the characters and should not be confused with the author’s.

Characters of the story are full of flaws like most of the mortals, but living their flaw they carved a life of brilliance in their respective imaginations

People, from all age groups, can be noticed, happy new affairs between teen couples, hush-hush affairs, extra-marital affairs, old-young, every possible pairing under the sun could be found, kindling their love at the North-end of the Bandra-Worli Ceiling.

The bridge being situated in the heart of the city, it is notorious for attracting a lot of traffic. With traffic you often get more than what you bargained for , the people waste no time stuck on the road . Well staying in

The people never seem to let any time go to waste. You can very often see people locking-lips and getting handsy along the shore. Also not to forget, the idea of staying of being suspended meters above the beautiful beach, the meter high club kicks in. People love to get down and dirty along with the Famous North point of the bridge.

This however often crosses the line between Public display of affection and misconduct of social behaviour.

The couples have started to get bolder and bolder by the day. There is much more than just locking-lips and holding hands, the display of full affection at most time’s leave nothing for imagination.

You can only think about the consequences later , the whole concept of getting to enjoy the Forbidden love seems to cloud your mind and the reality of being in a public place. The couples are seen in such large gatherings that on some occasions the police force has had to intervene and step in to help clear the space to make it workable. The Affairs at the North-end of the bridge, are very exquisitely famous for it’s the concept of feeling like the most “It couple” , it gives the sense as though you are on the top of the world.

The road leading to the north is spectacular, with great views and some of the best and the most cleanest roads. The idea of taking your date through this heading over to the brigde , feels like barging into a different dimension altogether. The whole concept of having dates and hooking up tagging along and hopping places sets fire to the soul. The spot is especially famous amongst the teens, who often are seen hanging with the dates. It only fits to bunk college , and to spend it all sitting on the rocks basking the whole view.

The slow-moving traffic, amount of population it has got, beggars that are thriving at every corner of the street, rickshawalas and taxiwalas who always say ‘no’ to take every passenger, dirty beaches and terrible, terrible traffic; it takes an hour (minimum) to reach anywhere, even if the place is just 20 minutes away. The list of complaints is long. But the list of all the goodness that Mumbai has to offer is incredible.

It is because Mumbai is so exceptional that people get struck by all the energy the city has got to offer. Mumbai will make you feel like doing something thing with your life and make something of yourself. No wonder it is called as the city of dreams; it is, by all means, a place where you can make your dreams come true.

Why Mumbai is just Awesome

What is unique about Mumbai

The imagination of enjoying a hot cup of tea with your partner , or hooking-up along the shore while watching the sun go down , or may be enjoying a couple of beers while your date looks dead gorgeous, or elegantly downing some wine with your date getting together after and hooking-up.

Well anything you do you can never skip the norm of hooking-up.

Hooking-up at the North-end is more like a tradition than a norm.

Hooking-up generally is an idea of more elegant version of a one-night-stand.

The ideology behind having someone you barely know in your arms always gets your blood rushing and hair on your spine standing. With the cool breeze flowing in your hair the salty taste and the sound of waves crashing along the shore, now imagine this while you close your eyes and kiss someone and now you are beyond control and really turned on by the idea , now you know why this spot is known as the weak spot for couples on Sex-fast, as well as heaven for couples to hookup.

Sex on the beach is not just any superficial fantasy, you can see it turning real for yourself in front of your own eyes. The couples spare no time in getting down and being all handsy. Lust , love , desperation are all seen in the eyes of the two people just about to do the deed. Hooking-up , just the sound of doing it with someone you just met or the first time, or may be in a public setting, the entire idea sends shivers down the spine. It really gives you the sense of being rebellious , carefree and young.

The feeling of being in an open setting , with someone who is setting your body in frenzy really gives you hot thoughts.

The hot thoughts are the one’s which can not be forgotten or ignored.

The sight of seeing people getting initimate and really down and dirty, makes you want to get on the band-wagon and get in there and do the act too.

Why do you like living in Mumbai

Mumbai is the city of dreams! You might have heard this before. But you only start to realise this when you hit the the town right where it’s heart beats. 

Mumbai as they call it, the city that never sleeps. 

The lines between 2pm and 3am are some what blurry when you are in Mumbai. 

The top hotspots such as Churchgate where the Taj hotel stands in all it’s glory. 

When you come towards Juhu, you begin the realise the true potential of the city bustling and city noise that starts ringing a bell in your head. 

Right from being the hub of celebrity homes to the very famous Juhu beach.

Do you know what else is fame worthy? When you traverse across bustling roads you cross paths with vile-parle the hub of few of the top notch colleges. 

The very famous family, shri vile parle kelvani mandal , the SVKM. 

Under it’s household proudly stands, the best ranked colleges of not only Mumbai but also the whole of India. 

It has more than a dozen of colleges which are ranked by the senior most authorities. 

Beside this being the educational hub, it also serves as the most popular spot of hanging out. 

The food places and tapri’s are shops your will never see with last man standing. 

With students giving nicknames to them and renaming to establish the legacy. 

Most famous are Raghu , petrol pump and kaka tapri. 

Right from the stories you hear in your college and through your friends, we all see it happen in front of our eyes. 

People crave some chai-sutta everytime anytime during the day. 

Do you think the rule of not being allowed to sell cigarettes with-in 100 meters of a college/school is going to stop these legends. 

Oh no, it won’t. 

I remember my friends having code names and smuggling them stash right through the college gate under the guards nose. 

Right from calling it, sticks, chalk and what not. 

We heard and did it all. 

No matter what the authorities tried to do we always found out loop holes between the rules and satisfied our craving. 

You name the time of the day we would be ready to stand by and smoke it all out.

In between lectures, in between practicals, before lectures or after lectures we wanted it all and Ofcourse we did it all. 

Raghu tapri is not just a place it’s an Emotion for people who have visited it at some point or the other in their lives. 

When ever the tapri was closed, our lives felt as if it were incomplete and we were missing upon something. Not just the students the tapri is also very well famous amongst the teachers. 

I remember the days when we used to bunk a  particular teacher’s lecture and very well that same teacher would spot us at the same tapri while they sipped on hot chai while we blew our lungs out. 

That awkward stare between the teachers and the students was crazy🤪. Every student who has been spotted by teacher at the tapri knows that feeling of “Been there, done that”. 

I remember one particular incident that was literally like the highlight of our second semester. 

It so happened that our friend circle which was 7-10 people give our take. 

Out of which 4-5 of us were daily smokers.

Due to the practical student’s distribution the four of us would have different timings for our practical’s. But there was one day in the week where all of us were put together in one batch for our practical. 

Naturally all of us were in high spirits and exploding with happy hormones as we knew this was going to be more exciting than the usual practicals.

Our professor walked to the head of the lab and announced that there was a blood donation drive that was being consulated in our college foyer. So they encouraged us to go down and contribute.

Out of the 45 students in the lab, around 50% were already out and the class strength was already reduced by half. 

Me and my friends knew that we couldn’t donate blood as most of us had boozed during the day (well that story on day drinking is due for another time) and we were regular smokers and hence couldn’t donate blood anyways. 

But we weren’t going to let that stop us from hiding behind the curtains of good initiative and bunk the class to go and smoke. None of us were planning to sit and be the teacher’s pet. 

All of us from different tables across the huge lab just looked at each other and spoke via telepathy and just bounced the class and ran out. 

Still wearing our lab coats and id cards.

We walked out of the college to obviously go to Raghu tapri. 

But midway by the side walk all of a sudden we started getting somewhat of a familiar smell. 

Immediately upon looking at each other we cracked it that it was nothing other than the smell of smoke coming from the parked auto. 

One of the boys from our group bent in and looked inside and a local boy was smoking cigarette.

We immediately were so shocked and confused but then the thing that happened is probably the most common way in which the smokers usually gel up. He a complete stranger offered the joint to us that is imported cigarette. 

We took drags upon drags and the blowbacks from the smoke. Lord knows that inhale was so pure immediately the power kicked in and we were high and running towards the tapri. After which we each took chai and Ofcourse a sutta. Next to the tapri is a lane where we usually we would sit on bikes and just be living our best life. 

And then boom we all lock eyes with our teachers standing right in front of us. Guess what they all came down for a tea break at the same tapri where we were bunking their class in the name sake of donating blood. 

We all thought we are going to be punished. But luckily for us they didn’t tell us anything and we carried on. 

But then when we tried to sneak back into the class, the class was almost full back to it’s strength and we realised that each student came back with a donation certificate. 

When we were asked for it, all four of us came up with ridiculous reasons such as a fresh tattoo, underweight, overweight and one even ended up saying diabetes, oh lord the teachers knew it but then they were so kind they just laughed in our faces and told us we see you, atleast try to come up with better excuses while you stand at the tapri and the entire class bursted out in laughter.

Another famous spot in Juhu is Alfredo’s. This is shop cum doraemon’s pocket. 

Anything  that your must desire, you will find it at Ibrhahim’s shop.

Right from stash to hash. He has you covered. It is a very well running shop as it is also one of the only standee tapri with a posh feeling. Situated next to big and bustling clubs, right from pre-party smokes to in party supply is all done here. 

I particularly remember the time where i was a schoolie near by, everyday we would be instructed by the authorities to not even look that way and to put out heads down and just walk past the tapri. 

The tapri at any given time of the day would be bustling with college students, fashionable hot girls to handsome dudes on the hot two wheels. Next to the tapri is a chain of posh dining places. This tapri also caters to them. To add to the lovely sight of hot boys and girls, well suited businessmen in luxury cars would also stop by to stand and get a smoke before to head off to make money next. As young schoolies we all felt so eager to look at them, and would always stare at them and think about “oh my god they look so cool“  before quickly remembering to walk fast before the teachers caught us there and whooped our ass. And now fast forward to many years, our school friends most of us are in the college years now and yes most of us our regular smokers, stood there at the same tapri and smoked as like cool adults and spoke about school life while looking at our school. And Ofcourse the fun couldn’t stop there, right after budding our smokes we went straight and walked through the school gates where we were invited to be guests as the annual day proceeded. 

The teachers could smell us and we were literally feeling like the cool adults, that we always saw at Alfredo’s and now we became one of the same group.

Linking Road, bandra

Why I love Mumbai

Bandra is most often than not termed as the Queen of the Suburbs. Amidst the hustling-Bustling of the Elite, there is the very well reckoned Bandra Linking Road.

The linking road is much like Pandora’s Box. Full of magic, mystery and surprises!With a market place like Linking road, you are bound to find yourself in a crowd of no less than 1000 people at a given time.The market loathes the street style paired with affordable prices. Right from Junk jewellery to imitation of the top-end brands with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Old navy, and even Versace on rare finds.The clothes that you find here are very often very budget-friendly replicas or inspirations of the goods produced by brands such as Zara , H&M , forever 21 and so on.The clothes are sometimes even sold with real prices tags . Brands like levis , old navy, lee cooper are very famous for the bottoms, like the Denim jeans , denim jackets and more along the same lines.The price difference on the tags can be as insane as 2000/-. That is jeans by levis with an original price tag of 3000/- could be easily found being sold at a price of 500-600/- tops.The jewellery can be seen as close mimics of the brands such as Accessorize, Zara and also H&M.The dainty necklaces in the stores which could be in the price range of 700-1000/-, can be found for as low as 50-100/-.Another sellers aspect that keeps this place really upbeat, is the junk jewellery section.The junk jewellery finds in this market is to die for, the craze sees it’s peak during the festive season, especially during the pristine time celebration of the Gujrati’s known as Navratri. There is a huge demand for the heavy oxidised jhumka’s which can be found for as low high 20-50/- per pair.One thing to be sure of is, this market always knows the trend waves and knows when to ride it. The market is full of the trendiest fits as if pulled directly off the shelves of stores at luxe mall.The cute fits of knitted Cardigans, bootcut jeans, long maxi dresses, academic plaided skirts, Basics, heavy sweatshirts, coats , shrugs, trendy with dupes of Singer’s merch resembling those of Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and more on the list.There is a variety of footwear, crazy dupes of high-end stripper heels to catwalk pulled off the shelf kitten heels. Right from canvas to Vans, from Puma to Adidas. You can almost find anything under the sun duped or imitated in this market.During the winters, the Coats, the jackets, the fur boots. All can be found right here, the prices are ridiculously low for some good quality products. With the furr jacket being on the highest trend it was widely seen replicated with a price difference of 1500/- rupees. The teddy bear coats and the loungewear imitations were really the hype of 2020 winters.The metallic puffer jacket inspired by the one’s created by Ralph Lauren, Versace were seen all over the market.Right on the Horizon, there is seen an entirely different world on a completely different end of the spectrum.The high end, hot couture loathes the street sides.There are stores such as Aza, Monisha Jaising, Atosa, Herringbone & Sui, Anokhi , AND , Vogue fashion, N&M design studio, Raghvendra Rathore and many more on the list.The high-end couture fashion is always the hottest, the couture was always deemed to be a thing of the west, the fashion statement of the Elite.The produce of the stores are often the orders of some of the biggest names in the industry, the high-end clientele of these stores does wonder for the legacy of the same.The bigger the names added to the list the hotter the item gets and the more value it adds to the legacy.The pristine boutique stores are off-limits to shop in, you can never just barge in and take away your choice, with such high-end brands comes high-end paper work, the big money payment and so on and so forth.The regal lehengas from these brands can cost a fortune, anywhere between Rs. 25 Lakhs going upwards of  Rs. 85 Lakhs.

 Also, there comes a waiting list to get your hands on the desired product.The outfits such as the one for Gala gowns, cocktails dresses can get you to spend anywhere between 10,000-25,000 in a matter of just one night.The Bandra Linking Road is an amalgamation of the two worlds, it is rightfully so the bridge between the upper west and the lower part of the city.The market has so much to offer, the diversity and the variations can blow your mind and knock your socks off your feet.Right from the basic tops to Regal upscale Lehengas, to the top brand sports outlet such as Adidas, Puma, Forever faster, hight end full-blown magnanimous stores of Veromoda, W and the opposite sides full of eatery of the same sublevel.The market in all has a beautiful ambience, the people are mostly friendly and the clothes are crazy with ridiculous pricing.The market is surely worth the spree.There are many ways of making your way to the market, if you reside in the west side of the Mumbai, you can easily keg an auto-rickshaw, the local trains from any part of Mumbai are also well within reach.The most famous landmarks of them all include the very famous church of the Mount marry! Followed by Shahrukh Khan’s residence called Mannat.The market is always hustling busting.The peak time to find the best finds is in the early afternoon or during the closing, the prices seem to be cheaper and more negotiable. The Bandra linking road market is one of the best markets to find most up to the trend and the classic pieces.

Why I love Mumbai

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