Yes, Yes. I know there is this big rivalry between the two biggest cities of the country. Delhites and Mumbaikars are always flaunting why their city is better than the other (I’ve done it too).
But I visited Mumbai for the first time last month. Although I would still stay with Delhi as the city I prefer, there were a few things that impressed me about Mumbai. If these things were brought to Delhi, I certainly wouldn’t be complaining!
- The taxis…and their amazing drivers
I have a couple of reasons for saying this;
First, they are so bloody cheap! They cost less than auto rickshaws in Delhi! A friend of mine was so happy when he saw this that he tipped EVERY taxi he took! Tipped a considerable amount too.
Second, the taxi drivers are a treat. In of the taxis I took, the taxi driver was an old man, who struck a conversation with me at a red light.
“You see the red light there?”
I said, “Yes…”
“Why do you think red is the colour of danger and of love?”, he asked.
Amused, I replied “I have no idea…what do you think the reason is?”
Putting on a mysterious voice, he said, “Because love is also dangerous…”
COME ON! I tipped that guy just for this! You get to your destination AND you have interesting (sometimes weird) conversations!
- Amusing Road signs
Who wouldn’t want to have a laugh while making sure they stay alive? These really liven up a drive, I tell you.
- Ganesh Chaturti celebrations
I’ve never experienced this in Mumbai, but I have experienced it and they get caraa-zy! The music, the dance and the people; it’s an experience you won’t forget in a hurry!
The only thing that gets celebrated in this scale in Delhi is a wedding. Need I say more?
What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!