In the priviledged first-class compartment, there are no bhajan mandalis, no loud phone conversations, and no 'gardi'. But being singled out in your corner, and stalked, make 'gardi' feel safe.
Forty-nine-year-old Shirish Jani has 8,000 stamps, collected over 39 years, from over 15 countries and not a single one purchased. By profession, he is a paper scrap dealer. By vocation, he is a philatelist.
It’s only in Mumbai that an ad campaign with the pointed question ‘What is the carpet area of childhood?’ can stand out and be noticed in the advertising onslaught.Mumbai understands it, thinks about it and then pipes up and says — about 120 SquareFeet!
The prices of slums in Mumbai vary between Rs 25-30 lakh, because of the high redevelopment returns. The rates of slums in central and western suburbs may vary between Rs 8-10 lakh. It could be up to Rs 12 lakh for Dharavi, say real estate firms.
Actors might stop traffic occasionally, but the traffic can’t stop them. Here's how they get around the Mumbai jams.