Hari Krishnan, a twenty-eight-year-old research analyst working with Crisil, moved to the city from Delhi not more than two weeks ago. Currently residing in Powaii, Hari has previously worked as a research analyst doing credit and economic research in Delhi. This is his first visit to Mumbai.
What he likes about the city:
Being a fan of the monsoon, Hari enjoys Mumbai’s sporadic and very often unpredictable weather. “To the extent that I have been here, I have really like the spontaneous weather changes. I would like to have experienced Mumbai in the full blown monsoon,” he says. Appreciating Mumbai’s ever helpful people, he says Mumbaikars are friendly but never intrusive. He has realised the phrase ‘Mumbai never stops’ is certainly fitting. His voice takes on a tone of astonishment as he recounts his first Mumbai local experience, describing the packed trains and platforms.
“It’s a crowd you will never see in Delhi. My friends tell me that was just the weekend crowd!” Hari likes the food culture Mumbai offers.
What he doesn’t like:
What isn’t cheap, he adds, is the rent, which Hari describes as “sky high, exorbitant,” sounding incredulous as he describes the difference in real estate rates in Mumbai and Delhi. He would like the Mumbai Metro to achieve the level of connectivity its Delhi counterpart has, and says that Air Conditioning in local trains “would be more conducive to the weather.”