Minimum City: How I Tried Convincing My Firang Friend that Mumbai is a Great City

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Minimum City: How I Tried Convincing My Firang Friend that Mumbai is a Great City

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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h, Mumbai! There’s something about this city that just doesn’t let you feel at home anywhere else in the world. Mainly because you get so used to this school of hard knocks, that after a point you just stop feeling like you deserve comfort. In Gurgaon earlier this year, I truly felt like I wasn’t worthy of the cutting-edge infrastructure and spacious roads.

Yes, even Gurgaon. Even though Mumbai’s warm, tropical weather is best rivalled by the warmth of her people. You ask for a helping hand and you’ll have hordes of Mumbaikars volunteering. Why just the other day, I was escorted off a Virar Fast, without me even wanting to get off.  

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