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theme day: when people think of mumbai they think of ...

crowds at andheri railway station
when people think of mumbai they think of businesses and money, of bollywood and glamour, of people and work culture, of expensive realty and inadequate infrastructure... but in all this, one is never alone, there will always be a crowd ahead / behind / around you ...

today is the monthly theme day, and for feb 2008 the theme is "When people think of my city, they think of . . ."

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what do others think of their cities? visit these participating blogs from across the globe, and find out:

Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA

31 reactions:

J.C. said...

Ha ha ha Kunal, this is exactly what I have in mind when I think of Mumbai...and of course, the glamour of Bollywood.

Sally said...

YES, that is what I too think of....and cricket!

Jilly said...

What a great photograph. You can really feel that crowd and being hemmed in. Nice one!

Zsolt said...

ohh my God..its overcrowded!

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quintarantino said...

What a wonderful photo... but I think of much more about India and Mumbai... liked it...
Always great seeing you around.

SloganMurugan said...

I lived in Mumbai for 7 years. Taking the Western Line every weekday and most weekends to work. This photograph brought back memories, the smells of stations I used to pass through. I didn't have to look outside the window to know if I was nearing Mahim or Bandra. The smell of baking as I approached Parla from the North. I miss the monsoon, with the smell of rain mingling with sweat drenched clothes in the 2nd class compartment and the same smell with a hint of aftershave when I graduated to the first class. Most of all I miss the energy and the smile of Mumbaikars!

alice said...

Yes, you're right, a crowd, it's exactly what I think of when I think Of Mumbai.

Lady Demeter said...

I've never been to Mumbai but it's exactly what I see in my mind when thinking of Mumbai

Rambling Round said...

Interesting perspective. What a crowd!

Keropok Man said...

what a crowd!


actually, when I think of the word mumbai, i think of the old name, and from the old name, I think of onions! haha.. am i weird?


Happy Theme Day!

monsoon-dreams said...

hi,
reminds me of the crowded railway station in my city.i felt that i too were somewhere in the crowd,struggling to move an inch forward,carrying a heavy bag and feeling breathless!

Kuanyin said...

Yes...always a crowd in India! :-) Happy Theme Day from Maui!

Denton said...

Very philosophical. "One is never alone". I like your crowd photo and your thoughts.

Chuck Pefley said...

One is never alone and only a few swim against the tide. I'm struck by the single line of people descending on the right in opposition to the horde ascending.

Halcyon said...

I really don't have any preconceived notions about Mumbai. This is a nice photo though. Luckily it never gets that crowded here in Jackson, but I have experienced crowds in other places I've lived and I don't like it!

zentmrs said...

Perfect idea - and a great shot! Happy Theme Day!

Amrita Tripathy said...

a super excellent shot captured... 8.5/10 i tell kunal.. kep up the spirits

Mo said...

Great photo for theme day!

Southern Heart said...

Yes, I would think of lots of people, and the wonderful energy that comes with that! Great photo capturing the theme.

Joy said...

Wow! That's a lot of people. Great shot!

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Uma por Dia said...

hummm, many pickpokets?

Andrea said...

Wow, that is a lot of people. Great shot.

Andrea said...

Wow, that is a lot of people. Great shot.

Ben said...

It remind me Tokyo as well.
Nice photograph, though. very good!

Neva said...

Bollywood for sure....and people.....and many things....good post.....

Kim said...

I concur with Denton's observation; your photo is perfect for our theme day, and your thoughts expressed so well. I really enjoyed this post.
-Kim
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Lezard said...

Very nice photo, glad not to be in the middle of it. Made me laugh to notice that people in your town are walking down on the right side. In Paris, it would be the other way around. Have you notice crowds always walk in the same directions?
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R&R in The Netherlands said...

Many people, yes, and what a great shot (I like the motion of the commuters).

richa said...

heyy kunal! I must congratulate you! Im totally in love with 'mindless mumbai'!!...keep it going..
yes im back after a lonng brk...with the new template and hopefully regular blogs!

g_mirage said...

Surely is crowded. I also think of friendly smiles because everytime I meet someone from India they smile at me...friendly lot! TC!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool shot. I love the "Where's Waldo" way you sneak in your Mindless mumbai! LOL!

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