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New to the city: ‘Mumbai never sleeps, there is always something happening here’

The quest for a job brought him to Mumbai around six months back and he instantly fell in love with the city.

Written by Benita Chacko | Mumbai |
December 14, 2016 2:27:49 am
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THE RAINS, the crowd and the garbage — things that people new to Mumbai take an instant dislike to. But 25-year-old Amit Hasnani, who originally hails from Jaipur, has accepted them all as a part of the city that he has begun to love. The quest for a job brought him to Mumbai around six months back and he instantly fell in love with the city. So much so that now he has decided to call it home and settle down here.

What he likes:

Moving to Mumbai after completing his education in Pune, he could not help comparing the two cities and feels that the growth prospects, the people, the work environment among many other things is better here. The fast-paced life of Mumbai is what gripped Amit the most.

“Mumbai never sleeps, there is always something happening here. Also everyone knows how to earn an income here. From the chaiwalla to the vadapav seller, everybody has a chance to make money,” he says.

Having grown up in Bahrain for much of his childhood, he has a special place for the water fronts in the city. “I love to visit places like Marine Drive, Bandstand, Worli Sea Face. Back in Bahrain, I could not enjoy the sea due to the hot weather. But here it is pleasant and serene,” he adds.

What he dislikes:

There is nothing that Amit dislikes about this city. In fact he has even embraced those elements of the city that most people seem to despise. Despite the traffic chaos and inundated roads, Amit feels that the city is in all its elements during the monsoon.

Admitting that garbage disposal is an issue in the city he says, “It is our own country and when there are so many people there are bound to be such issues. The city has its shortcomings, but I love it the way it is.”

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