Yesterday, I got the real taste of ‘the spirit of Mumbai’. Most often this phrase is associated to events when there is a mishap and the next day people travel as usual to their workplace or continue with their chores. Do you really call this as spirit?
Yesterday, Saturday the 30th of March 2019, from 4:30 pm at Marine Drive, people from all walks of life and all parts of Mumbai started gathering and holding hands with each other forming a Human Chain. I met doctors, fisher folks, school children, tribal folk, animators, garbage collectors, managers, teachers, government officials, lawyers, media professionals, college goers, scientists, celebs, environmentalists, artists, drivers and many many more. Even really sweet little angels were part of this Human Chain. Why were they all here? Not for spending their weekends at Chowpaati of course. They were all here to stand for the ‘Ecology of Mumbai’ which is been under attack from multiple directions in last 3-4 years. There were around 1500 people out there for nothing but ‘Environment’. This is the real ‘Spirit of Mumbai’!