Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yeh hai Mumbai ...

I was travelling from Mumbai to Bangalore on 21st Oct 08' and due to Marathi Manoos related issues and clashes, none of the auto drivers would take me to the airport from Ghatkopar station.

This was the first time that I was going to the airport all by myself, I am usually escorted by dad or friends. I was a little worried as to how would I reach on time.
Well I landed at the airport 4 hours in advance instead. Thanks to the policeman at Ghatkopar station who advised me to go to Marol Naka and then take another bus from there.

I kept thinking something would go wrong. People would barge into the bus, start breaking glasses, hitting us...and lots more. I was @#$# scared. I checked with the girl sitting beside me as to when would I reach Marol Naka. It was two stops after hers. I finally got off at the stop, after confirming with the person standing before me, the bus driver. I was so befuddled, that I went to an Auto wala, and said "Marol Naka". He gave me a look as if to say "Mam do you really need an auto to be where you already are??". I gathered my senses ...and asked for "Domestic Airport". He agreed at that instant. I was thanking God a zillion times.

It was a day full of chaos, but things were in my favour. There was no rush in the trains, the policeman who guided me, and finally this auto driver who did not ask for a single extra penny. I am tempted to reiterate... I love Mumbai!!!

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