Day 10: @ttt_official
I'm aboard the 9 am local
A foot dangles out the dashboard
As I'm greeted by the regular shove in my rib
And a persistent fish mongers basket.
At the next station boards Sita aunty,
An exchange of smiles
among strangers takes place
A little positivity and a newspaper wrapped snack
To start the day off.
The usual three language announcement,
For CSMT station.
I disembark as the city dust enters my system,
A part of me now
By a late night drive along the Arabian sea,
Where the tides carry heartbreaks and drunk kisses;
A market of colours stolen from the rainbow,
Where the hunt for the perfect gift never ceases;
A luxurious hotel fit for kings,
where the bullet-made-dents whisper tales
About the heroes made of common men;
A Kala khatta stained mouth and toes full of sand,
Where the sunsets and sandcastles promise
To make us fall in love with the idea of love;
An incense scented whiff of air,
Where communalism lies long forgotten
At the feet of God and amidst the holy rugs.
A first 'Mumbai ki baarish'
Where the initial laughs turn into curses every year
As the drops mingle with our sinful sweat.
And a night void of stars
Where the city that never sleeps
Has given this hopeless romantic,
Sleepless nights with a million dreams.
यही है मुंबई,
-The city that never sleeps, Anushka D.
I wrote about whatever I had the most beautiful memories attached to. Mumbai is a city that no one can fully encompass in a single piece but I've tried to include as much as possible :) I hope you like it
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