"Cities are built from concrete but held together by the mortar of desire - the nature of that desire determines how they will hold. Over them we throw the cloak of our stories. Then, even though we sweat in the local train, in our heads we tread fabulous dreams. Along with its economy and infrastructure, every nagri is also a maya nagri, city of illusions, temptations and myths, the stuff of possibility and hope. So we can walk on streets made unimaginably filthy by the monsoon, yet live in the imagined romance of Marine Drive mist. Both things are real in their way."Paromita Vohra, an award-winning Mumbai-based filmmaker, juggles with the stories, what story could really interest a Mumbaite.....
Thursday, 24 June 2010
What stories would interest a Mumbaite??
Mumbai, being the nerve centre for Bollywood films, it makes an interesting subject. Migrant workers, rich businessmen, smugglers, terriorists, sadhus, common men, the list is endless and every unit has a different angle and a new story to tell.
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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