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My Best Teacher.. Bombay!!!

” हर शहर कुछ कहता है ” Every Present has a Past, Every living being has a story to tell and Every city has few thousand stories in its heart. While we continue to live in the heart of our cities and towns, the same city, town or village keeps living within us. It stays there, loves us back, give a little tough time now and then. Be us alone or among crowd,  it never leaves us alone. That leaves us with many memories and moments to remember and cherish. Here is a story of a girl, in love with her city… “Bombay” ..


*Bombay Taught Me:*

Whether you are a millionaire or a rag picker you must love Samosa pav / Sandwich / Vadapav..

vada pao

*Bombay Taught Me:*

It makes a lot of difference to catch a 8.55am local than to catch 9.05am local..

mumbai local


*Bombay Taught Me”*

How to behave, how to tackle problems, how to make friends in just 10 mins, how to behave at Global Stage..

friends mumbai


*Bombay Taught Me:*

Distance is measured in time and not KM..

Time Mumbai


*Bombay Taught Me:*

There will always be someone to share the first drop of Monsoon or a pipping hot bhutta with at Marine Drive..



*Bombay Taught Me:*

That if you can survive this city you can survive the world..

Mumbai Tough


*Bombay Taught Me:*

That there is a vast difference between people traveling in Western, Central and Harbour line..

Mumbai House


*Bombay Taught Me:*

That you can own huge bungalows in Pune or Bangalore, or buy a 2 BHK in Juhu for the same price..



*Bombay Taught Me:*

There is something called 0.5 BHK, and you may not afford it..



*Bombay Taught Me:*

How to talk to strangers without feeling awkward..

Mumbai strangers


*Bombay Taught Me:*

That problems can’t be solved easily but can be kept away for a while by contemplatively sitting near sea..

Mumbai Beach


*Bombay Taught Me:*

We can have bus friend, train friend, office friend, mohalla friend not only just school or college friend..



*Bombay Taught Me:*

To fight and never give up in life..

never give up Bombay


Call it Bombay
Or call it Mumbai
Or call it by any other name
Its the spirit of the people who live here

( story by Drashti Trivedi…. )


Whether you live in the city you were born in or the one you moved to for any reason behind, I am sure you will have something to tell about your city too.

Do share your stories with us that connect you with the place in one or the other way. You don’t need to be a writer for that, we will do that bit for you. Let your city, town and village be loved back 🙂




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Arti is an evolved writer, blogger, poet who comes up with her own creative writing style. She is inquisitive, thorough, always in search of some food for thought. Philanthropist at heart, Learner by virtue, likes to help children in writing skills and poems. Some of her beliefs: Learning must never stop. Youth in you never dies. Company of children make you live and elders wise; respect both.. ( Yes, respect children too ) Editor @chaaicoffee
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