New to the City: ‘You don’t live here, you struggle’

The city gives you respect, happiness irrespective of your caste, creed, gender and economical status.

Written by Meghna Jain | Mumbai | Published:October 19, 2016 1:46 am
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Stuti Gupta (21) came to Mumbai in the month of July. She says, Mumbai happened  to me when I was 3 or 4, needless to say back then I never
realised the positive influence it had on my sub-conscious mind. The wheels of time grind  slowly and finally I land up in Mumbai to pursue my career
in MBA from Welingkars.

What she likes: She says, people somehow manage to live in the city,  irrespective of anything and the best part is that they do it with a smile. I see thousands of small homes, homes almost the size of the washrooms, but I never  see a permanent sad face in any of those windows. People run, people fight, people struggle here for their dreams. “One does not live in Mumbai, one  struggles in Mumbai”. The city gives you respect, happiness
irrespective of your caste, creed, gender and economical status. She adds, I love the train connectivity here. Every time I take  the local train, I realise there is always a place for another  person. It always looked impossible from the outside to get it, but somehow we always fit in those small coaches.

What she doesn’t like: The traffic here is a major  issue. She adds on saying, there is always crunch of resources in the city, the over population leads to the limited resources  being distributed over too  many people. So, the trains will always be crowded because there are too many people to use them, good restaurants will  always have long queue to dine there. And because of the  demand and supply imbalance, Mumbai is undoubtedly a very expensive city to live in. Have a comment or suggestion for New To The City?