Odd that I should be joining Mumbai Metroblog more than a year after I arrived here. In many ways, this has been the most surreal year of my life. The type of time I like. I see Mumbai as the planet Tatooine from Star Wars. With all manner of diverse intelligent species living together, perhaps not as harmoniously as one would like them to, but together nonetheless.
I met every species I was warned against. The cabbies, the pushy people on the local trains, even the beggars on the traffic stops. I discovered they were no worse than I was. No better either. Everyone is capable of smiling. Everyone is pushed against the wall.
I understand there is not much by way of usefulness in this post. I will get better at this in time I hope.