Sujan Sengupta, like thousands of others, moved to the city about a month ago to make a living out of his passion for music. Originally from Kolkata, the 23-year-old moved first to Delhi and then to Mumbai in search of a place that would give wings to his dream of becoming a successful sound engineer. Currently, renting an apartment in Andheri and freelancing with several companies, he said he has come to the city to get the most out of the one thing he loves unconditionally — music.
What he likes:
Being an aspiring musician and sound engineer, the support for independent music that the city offers is much appreciated by Sujan. Comparing it to the kind of art scenario in Kolkata, he said, “The kind of encouragement Mumbai offers to aspiring artists and musicians is heartening and motivating.” The constant level of energy of the city also inspires Sujan, who finds satisfaction in working in an exciting atmosphere. “The one thing that I find amazing about Mumbai is how the people here never sleep and are tireless,” he said.
What he doesn’t like:
Sujan is among the many people who complain about the humidity in the city. On taking many baths a day, he said, “Whatever free time I have, it seems like I end up spending it in taking a bath. I take at least four baths a day.” The congestion in the city is another thing that bothers him and he claims that other cities are much less crowded and more spacious to live in. On being asked what city he would choose to live in if given a choice, he answered, “Definitely Mumbai. This city has everything anyone could ask for. It is an amalgamation of all good things.”