I am a droplet of sweet water in your salty terrain,
I am the one you craved for in the rains,
I am the pair of eyes when you are lost in a crowd,
I am the bout of energy that makes you shout out aloud,
I guard the dreams in your eyes as my own,
I am the sky where in the clouds you have your wishes sown…
I am the laughter in a child, the guts of the young girl,
I am the buzz of Bollywood and the touch of the Western swirl…
I am there on a gloomy day whispering the words that you hate you hear,
I know for very well that they are all that you need to overcome your fear…
I say, Let the heartbreak come. For, no heartbreak is ever strong to break you down – I teach,
I let you embrace life, like a gush of wind, thus practising what I preach…
I am the early morning walk where you shall find the mosque greeting the temple,
I am the posh car who stops by to suddenly pick up the kids who often on busy roads fumble…
I am the auto ride where the driver makes you feel that he belongs to a different age,
I am the mind which holds lessons of dignity for all professions – now a lost page…
I show you the mirror, I teach you to dream, I help you discover the smile behind each sigh,
I say – You can check out anytime baby, but once here you can never leave for I am Mumbai
I have been dying to put this series up! Mumbai called me back in this Act II Scene II phase of life and I am elated! Mumbai Mad Caps had to be back too right? So many places I have visited in the past few weeks, so many things to write on. A chapter from an upcoming book, which fits in here perfectly, should I test waters?
All I can say is that I am glad to be back and couldn’t ask for more, for Mumbai you are the only one that can make my spirits soar!
My ‘partner in madness’ here we go again!
Mumbai Mondays is all about seeing Mumbai and its surroundings through my eyes. It’s my take to introduce you to a city and its surroundings which I love, as I see it – alone and often with friends (we call ourselves the Mumbai Mad Caps). It’s a thread that goes live every Monday. I cover places randomly and welcome suggestions too. You can find more posts about Mumbai Mondays here.