Saturday, December 09, 2006

You gotta love this!

7:30 p.m. in bus no. 422, on way to Mulund from Bandra

Sun has set long ago. Streelights prick the sky, cars block each other, autorickshaws block cars, shops are brilliantly lit, hawkers yell, crowds shop and eat and eat and shop, etc. etc.

On the road, I see a guy playfully put a Santa cap on the head of the girl who’s with him. Christmas! That’s when I realize it’s December – the month when it is supposed to be cold.

But everyone around me is perspiring buckets, hoping for a little bit of cool air – at 7:30 p.m. in December in Mumbai.

Then we reach Khar and two guys and a girl walk in. All of them are wearing polo necks…in Mumbai in December at 7:30 p.m.

Like the moral of some story went – hope is one thing, faith…quite another.

10 comments:

jay said...

i hope someday the "gulabi thandi" of pune comes to bombay too!!

jay said...

i hope someday the "gulabi thandi" of pune comes to bombay too!!

jay said...

i hope the puneri gulabli thandi reaches mumbai someday!

Sanjay said...

Polo necks in Mumbai?
Btw I used to be from Mulund and have taken that Bandra bus a few times.

How's the knee?

Sanjay said...

Polo necks in Mumbai?
Btw I used to be from Mulund and have taken that Bandra bus a few times.

How's the knee?

Sanjay said...

Polo necks in Mumbai?
Btw I used to be from Mulund and have taken that Bandra bus a few times.

How's the knee?

Mukta said...

Hee hee!

This post became a cave and any echoes were heard.

hey jay - yes, i hope so too

hi sanjay - how long back has it been since you left mulund? and the knee is fine...thanks!

Ameet said...

Temperature is relative. Torontonians call 10C 'pleasant', people in Rio think 25C is too cold for lounging on a sunny beach and people in Hong Kong don expensive furs in 15C. Go figure.

Dadoji said...

Just like people wearing suits to a noon-time wedding.

Mukta said...

hello ameet, hi dadoji,

yes...true!