Many years ago, local trains were the easiest and fastest way to travel in the city of Mumbai. The platforms had just few hundred people waiting for trains.....who waited patiently for the train to arrive.....
BUT now you see...thousands of people waiting at a platform, not even afraid of a moving train.....
People of Mumbai travel dangerously,
They just cannot wait,
For, empty train may not arrive,
You see their body protuded out,
Against the polluted air,
They reach home with a cake of dust,
Masking their body with dirt and sweat.
Many not sure
If they will arrive
In one piece when they will reach home,
So dangerously, travelling in this style,
Not afraid of banging on any pole...
Because of a ruthless killer,
The riots break loose and break the roof,
Of train, that throws many people around,
Their mangled bodies don't ever reach home.
Yes, this is Mumbai,
That we all know.....
It is made of people
Who just live each day,
Will they see one more day,
As a lone Mumbaite,
One never knows.....
The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),
.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” .....as it is called by the locals, it is a city that has been through a lot in the recent past – floods, bomb blasts, riots – and come out stronger each time.
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