A new job brought twenty-eight-year-old Mayank Gupta to Mumbai from his hometown Delhi. Mayank, who moved to the city last month, fell in love with the monsoon instantly. He has a Chartered Financial Analyst certification and has recently joined a start-up in the city after having worked in a start-up in Bangalore earlier.
What he likes:
Hailing from a city that does not receive too much rainfall, Mayank was surprised by the heavy downpour. “The weather is very pleasant this time of the year,” he said. The downpour doesn’t deter him from frequenting street food stalls, especially those selling vadapavs. He added that people in Mumbai are very professional and take their work seriously. “I like the attitude people have towards work,” he said. Mayank also enjoys the vibrant nightlife that the city offers. “The many trekking destinations nearby are an added advantage. They make for adventurous weekends.”
What he doesn’t like:
While Mayank enjoys the rains, he does not like the traffic snarls they cause. “Travelling becomes very difficult as it rains. The traffic moves slowly and the potholes make it worse,” said Mayank. As much as he loves visiting the beaches, he does not like the fact that they are not clean. “Every time I visit a beach, I am appalled by the filth. It is a shame that we haven’t kept the beaches clean in the city,” he said.