What makes Mumbai so special?I have lived in Mumbai for a short while. However, all through my stay at that lovely city, all that I saw was very hardworking men and women, who slog at least eighteen hours, sometimes seven days a week, to make success in their careers.
There is an air of optimism, there is always that extra bit of effort, and there is time, even if they travel 150 kilometers, either way. The people out there are the most modern, they are most broad minded, and give huge respect to women. The women themselves stick to some traditions like wearing the green color glass bangles. The women are modern, and most of them do work in some place or the other. In spite of the huge crowd, or floods, life moves on.
What is so special about the people of Mumbai? Those who have migrated from anywhere in South India, are so much wedded to Mumbai. Mention their native place, and they get so angry. They always talk about Mumbai. They do not relax, even in their native places.
In particular, they go after space saving furniture, space saving kitchen arrangements and so on. Does this quality, of striving for more with less, make all the difference?
In spite of corruption, Mumbai is no where New Delhi, where there are fashions, but corruption that is unmatched in terms of depth and sheer volumes. The maximum trading on stock exchange takes place only in Mumbai. Does this have a role?
Members may please do respond, based on personal experiences. We should learn from the great citizens of Mumbai, who also contribute huge taxes.