The Taste Test: Pune vs Mumbai


The Taste Test: Pune vs Mumbai

Illustration: Shivali Devalkar


riends, Punekars, and Mumbaikars,

I come to bury this debate about which is the better city, not fan it. There is nothing left to settle, no terms left to define. Sure, Mumbai, you’re India’s most aspirational city, you’re the one with the cosmopolitan vibe, you’re the city that never sleeps. Well, snore. I know we’ll always be the small-town upstarts, hoping their older, cooler cousin who plays the guitar will take them to hang out with their friends. You’ll always have that. But, guess what? We’ve got our own party going and it is pretty lit. For one reason alone.