I've been living in Mumbai for more than 6 months now. And even in this short time, Mumbai has left an indelible mark on my personality and life. I have fallen in love with this melting pot of a city where you can find great paradoxes and little joys at every turn. Here are a few reasons why I think Mumbai is the most amazing city in the world.
1. It takes one ride in a Mumbai local to figure out the city’s geography.
If you’ve got the time and an appetite for exploration, then you can probably figure out this city in a matter of days. And if you lose your way just look around, your fellow passengers will go out of the way to guide you.
Even though recent events have brought this into question, Mumbai remains one of the few cities in India where women don’t have to look behind their backs every 5 minutes. I don't know too many cities where I don't have to think twice before hopping into a cab at 2 am by myself.
It takes one trip to Mumbai’s suburbs to learn the meaning of the saying, "Ghar bada nahi hai toh kya hua? Dil toh bada hai." Many people in Mumbai don’t have much in the way of material possessions, but whatever they have, they’re willing to share.