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.

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2. Mumbai is a melting pot of uncanny aspirations.

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3. When in doubt, you can always turn towards the sea.

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4. In a place where money is the greatest religion, there is little room for communal hostility.

Mumbai has seen its share of communal tension. But as a city where dreams of fame, money and glory find a home in almost every mind, it has only come out stronger and braver.

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5. It is safer for the fairer sex.

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6. If you're not from Mumbai, you’ll soon realize that in this city, you'll never eat your fill and never be hungry enough to starve.

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7. It's short on space but it has a giant heart.

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8. As soon as you leave home, you enroll yourself for a crash course in cultural studies.

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9. Mumbai has an incredibly large sweet tooth.

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10. The expansive roads and cobbled architecture of Colaba transports you to another time and place in history.

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11. An extremely cuddly and industrious group of humans called Parsis call Mumbai their home.

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12. Liberal should be Mumbai's middle name.

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13. 'Work hard, party harder', was probably coined exclusively for Mumbai.

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14. And on days when the crowds, the sheer sights and myriad sounds sap all the energy out of you, you realize Mumbai, like a strict yet loving parent, has prepared you for life.

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