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Reflect, Reclaim, Restore: The Spirit Of Mumbai

Mumbai has seen it all; riots, gang wars, millworkers’ strike, celebrations, drunken dancing, grieving migrants and cocooned elites. What is the Spirit of Mumbai? We hide so many things under this catchphrase.

Slice of life: Chronicles of Mumbai city Photo: Sunil Padwal

Mumbai. It’s a sooty city of fading heritage and deteriorating roads. A work-in-progress. The city is deeply rooted in us. It has given us a lot. We expect a lot from it. Here, dreams come true for some. Others are either in a state of REM or work so tirelessly that the moment they hit the hard ground, they don’t have the time to dream.

The city has seen it all; riots, gang wars, millworkers’ strike, celebrations, drunken dancing, grieving migrants and cocooned elites. What is the Spirit of Mumbai? We hide so many things under this catchphrase. The city has witnessed many political agitations… Is that the spirit of Mumbai?

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