And for a Friday in Aamchi Mumbai, some Reminiscences….. some thoughts…..
Mumbai is always miles ahead of other cities, thanks to young 29 year old Grandson of Balasaheb Thackeray – Aditya Thackeray, the Tourism and Environment Minister of Maharashtra who is attempting MUMBAI as Maximum city. Our city will now work round the clock – eateries, shopping Malls, Entertainment….. 24×7….. way to go. With India home to the Worlds IT Industry, when US sleeps, Japan is up and Europe is on, India will be continuously working. Thanks to AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning) and chip technologies, most of World R & D and App based developments can be done out of India. Hope other cities follow, work hard and Enjoy harder.
Old timers may remember Cartoonist R K Laxman’s Common Man who is witness to everything. Only in Mumbai can a Mercedes car owner and Pavement Dwellers share the same footpath. After 11 pm every one knows who belongs where….. street dogs included. All workers are Professionals, even the Society Dog Walker. Parking is big problem. Solution: Corporation has now built multi-storey parking in PPP model….. effective and efficient. Marathons are run in many cities. Of course the Professional Global runners win – Ethiopians – Kenyans. But the enthu, NGO involvement, Bollywood and Page 3 types and thousands and thousands of ordinary Mumbaikars – with shoes, without shoes – all enjoying the rewards of practicing and working harder together. Running – the cheapest and best way to a healthy Indian.
Let us all learn from each other. Let all cities aim to beat Mumbai. Let’s get better, the healthy way, the happy way, the SEEGOS way.