For all Mumbai Lovers – “Mumbai O Mumbai…”


“Mumbai O Mumbai…”

Mumbai is rich, Mumbai is poor.
Mumbai is fast, Mumbai is slower.
Little bit sweet, and little bit sour,
Sometimes it’s hot but not too more’.

Mornings are energetic and evenings are electric.
Noons are lazy but Nights are crazy
And any one you ask he always say “M busy”
Dude, life in Mumbai” Is not so easy

There is lot of Masti with little bit of Maska
Welcome to the city that can’t live, without Bollywood Chaska

From cooker whistles to the traffic jam horns,
From steaming tea kettles to breaking nut-bettles
From telephone rings and doorbell brings.
There are people connecting through Blackberry pings

Where there’s little time to spare for kids
People here spend their lives on bids
Here you actually pay your travel fare by meter
But milkman mixing water is not a cheater!

Sev puri and bhel puri are all Mumbai chaat
Relishing it with spicy chutney is no easy art
From popcorn to ice-cream, all sold on cart
Mumbai o Mumbai, you’re always close to my heart

Where local trains usually run on time
And violently rushing for a seat is not a crime
Here 3 PM for lunch and 12 AM to dine
People face hardships, but still say “it’s fine”

From Mt Mary in Bandra to Mumba Devi in Town
And ISKCON in Juhu to Haji Ali in Mumbai’s Crown
Faith runs deep as the Arabian Sea
But people don’t hesitate to pay early darshan fee.

Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Bengali
Everyone together celebrate Id and Diwali
Holi is colorful and Christmas is cheerful
Spend some time here and your life will be unforgetful

Billionaires to beggars, all found in this city
Be careful dude, this place is a bit witty.
Overall this dreamworld is huge but pretty

Mumbai o Mumbai you’re a wonderful city.

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Awesome BOMBAY and now AMCHI MUMBAI


victoria terminus and mucipal offices

Some important and general knowledge facts of  BOMBAY aka AMCHI MUMBAI

The Parsee Tower of Silence

Awesome BOMBAY

  • Bombay has no bombs and is a harbour not a bay.
  • Churchgate has neither a church nor a gate. It is a railway station.
  • There is no darkness in Andheri.
  • Lalbaag is neither red nor a garden.
  • No king ever stayed at Kings Circle .
  • Nor did Queen Victoria stay at Victoria Terminus.
  • Nor is there any princess at Princess Street .
  • Lower Parel is at the same level as Parel
  • There are no marines or sailors at Marine Lines.
  • The Mahalaxmi temple is at Haji Ali not at Mahalaxmi.
  • There are no pigs traded at Dukar bazaar.
  • Teen bati is a junction of 3 roads, not three lamps.
  • Trams used to terminate at Kings circle not Dadar* Tram Terminus (Dadar T.T.).
  • Breach Candy is not a sweetmeat market, but there is a Hospital.
  • Safed Pool has the dirtiest and blackest water.
  • You cannot buy coal at Kolsa street .
  • There are no Iron smiths at Lohar chawl.
  • There are no pot makers at Kumbhar wada.
  • Lokhandwala complex is not an Iron and steel market.
  • Null bazaar does not sell taps.
  • You will not find ladyfingers at Bheendi Bazaar.
  • Kalachowki does not have a black Police station.
  • Hanging Gardens are not suspended.
  • Mirchi Gully does not sell chillies.
  • Figs do not grow in Anjir Wadi.
  • Sitafals do not grow in Sitafal Wadi,
  • Jackfruits do not grow at Fanaswadi.
  • But it is true that you may get fleeced at Chor Bazaar!

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AMCHI MUMBAI

A City where everything is possible, especially the impossible ..

Where telephone bills make a person ill,
Where a person cannot sleep without a pill.

Where carbon-dioxide is more than oxygen,
Where the road is considered to be a dustbin, 

Where college canteens are full and classes empty,
Where Adam teasing is also making an entry,

Where a cycle reaches faster than a car,
Where everyone thinks himself to be a star,

Where sky scrapers overlook the slum,
Where houses collapse as the monsoon comes, V T Station in Mumbai

Where people first act and then think,
Where there is more water in the pen than ink,

Where the roads see-saw in monsoon,
Where the beggars become rich soon,

Where the roads are levelled when the minister arrives,

Where college admission means hard cash,
Where cement is frequently mixed with ash.

This is Mumbai my dear, But don’t fear, just cheer, come to Mumbai every year!

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THINGS TO PROVE YOU’RE A BOMBAYITE

1. You say “town ” and expect everyone to know that this means south of Churchgate. capstan churchgate station

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, neighborhood friends,
office friends and yes, train friends, a species unique only in Bombay (REALLY TRUE)
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 B Road , Altamount Road .bombay colaba

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.Bandra - bungalow

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 Chatrapati Shivaji 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.mumbai dharavi

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

Salaam Bombay ……!!!!

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Bandra Fair 2010 Mount Mary


Bandra Fair 2010

I was eagerly waiting or Bandra Fair 2010 to start, as its one of the days i really think back on my good old kiddy days!!!

This year Bandra Fair was from Sunday 12th September till Sunday 19th September 2010 late night.

I tried my level best to go on the first day, cause that’s the most important day….. But i couldn’t make it.

It was not possible for me to go during the weekdays!!

So finally my fiancee and myself decided to go on the last day i.e. Sunday 19th September 2010 and we made it.

I must say it was the first time, that there was less crowd during the fest.

But it was FUN!!!

Related post for last years Bandra Fair 2009 Mount Mary have a look and enjoy!!!

Bandra Fair 2009 – Mount Mary


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mount mary church

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary, is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Mumbai, India.

The church is one of the most visited churches in the city located in the suburb of Bandra. Every September, the feast of St. Mary is celebrated on the Sunday following 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This is a week long celebration known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.

The church stands on a hillock about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. It draws lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually. Many faithful attest to the miraculous powers of St. Mary.

During the Bandra Fair, tens of thousands visit the shrine. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to the statue for thanksgiving or requesting of favors.

In 1760, the church was rebuilt and the statue was substituted with a statue of Our Lady of Navigators in St. Andrew’s church nearby.

This statue has an interesting legend. It goes that a Koli fisherman dreamt that he would find a statue in the sea. The statue was found floating in the sea between 1700 and 1760. A Jesuit Annual Letter dated to 1669 and published in the book St. Andrew’s Church, Bandra (1616–1966) supports this claim.

The Bandra Fair 2009

This is the most awaited event of the year is come up. Popularly known as the Bandra Fair, the festival is celebrated on Mother Mary’s birth anniversary and people of all faiths throng to seek her blessing.

The streets take on a carnival-like atmosphere, with shops and mini-bazaars offering everything from food (yummy), shopping opportunities (@ good prices) and joyrides (super enjoyment).

Street plays, musical concerts, book readings and food festivals also become a part of the celebrations.

2009 : This year the fair starts from 13th Sunday 2009 to 20th Sunday 2009, Its basically for one week.

Also check my new post for: Bandra Fair 2010 Mount Mary.