I miss you, Mumbai !

Dear Mumbai,
How are you doing? Hope everything is fine with you on every front. Hope the New Year started off well for you.
Sitting here in Siem Reap, I miss you very much, my Mumbai.

I miss your chaoticness, your liveliness. And your rains too.

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Blue sky at dawn in Mumbai.

I don’t mind your unclean beaches, it is always better than not having one at all. The smell of the ocean is what I now yearn for. I miss eating paav-bhaji and bhel-puri at Juhu beach. The other day I had Häagen-Dazs ice-cream sitting in an air-conditioned mall but it is no match to licking an orange bar, strolling at your Juhu beach.

Flamingos must have come, feasted and gone without saying Hello to me.

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Feasting time.

For a change, I won’t mind your pot-holed roads, the humid weather or even the chaotic traffic.
I miss the sound of a chugging train; miss the smell of sweat and miss the peak hour rush in local trains.

I long for a weekend getaway to Mumbai and its southern part…. to walk along the Marine drive admiring the sunset or sitting leisurely at night to be with the restless waves.

I don’t have any of them here.

I miss the festive mood and the festival goodies, the chillness in the fresh morning air. Christmas, New year, Sankranti, Pongal all gone by …

In short, I miss life.

As I count my days here, I am looking forward to travel to Mumbai.

I know it’ll bring a big smile on my face the moment I touch your feet and as I write this, I am already smiling. 😀

Looking forward to see you soon,
Nisha

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3 thoughts on “I miss you, Mumbai !

  1. This is soooo sweet!!!!! It makes me want to travel back to Mumbai to remember all these things you miss. You will indeed be happy to go back there and enjoy life there. Your time away makes you appreciate everything all the more.

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