“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.”
“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you – you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”
– The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Some time back I was discussing with a dear friend of mine about how dreams have the power to change lives. True dreams aren’t the ones which we see while asleep, they are the ones that make us forget our hunger and sleep. They lead us to be passionate enough, to make sacrifices for which the world may call one “Crazy” or “Workaholics” !
The moon’s playing hide-n-seek with its mates,
The ivory cotton candy clouds,
In the playground of the heavenly skies,
Freckled with over a thousand twinkling stars.
I sit awestruck gazing at the heavens above,
While the frothy waves of the serene ocean,
Hit the rocks with ebbs and tides,
Just a few feet away from my toes is the salty sea.
A cutting chai held in my hand,
A spicy vadapav in the other,
Sitting near the sea face at 2 am,
I am absolutely in love with Mumbai !!
The grand buildings with its amazing architecture,
Historic museums, Art Galleries & Kala Ghoda,
Imagica & Essel world for kiddos at heart,
Bandstand and Nariman point for the romantic souls,
Master Blaster Sachin’s home with Wankhede pitching,
It’s the home to Bollywood and also the Dalal Street.
Our heroes are the dabbawalas who deliver food “with love”,
Here are empowered & independent working females,
Catching the 9:23 pm Local to cook dinner for their families
This City is frenzied with celebrations for Lal Baug ka Raja,
Throbbing with nightlife and also peaceful walks at Carter Road.
Diversity is the norm here, rather than an exception,
Religion and languages blend into “United Mumbai”,
Tantalizing food to savor your taste buds,
Ranging from Bhagwati’s Pav Bhaji to Muhamad Ali Street till midnight.
From fashion street to High Street Phoenix,
Humid summers & Romantic monsoons,
8:23 am’s crowded locals & JVLR Traffic.
Warm hearted people make even a stranger feel at home.
All distances being “5 minutes walking distance”,
Shopping is always on-the-go in local trains & road side hawkers.
It is the “City of Dreams” which keeps you on your toes.
All this and much more,
Awes me all the time,