Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Bombay is strange

Bombay is strange because....
Bombay has no bombs and is a harbour and not a bay.

Churchgate has neither church nor gate but a railway station.

There is no darkness in Andheri.
Lalbaug is neither red nor a garden.
No king ever stayed at Kings Circle.
Nor did Queen Victoria stay at Victoria Terminus.
Nor is there any princess at Princess Street.
Lower Parel is at the same level as Parel.
There are no marines or sailors at Marine Lines.
The Mahalaxmi temple is at Haji Ali not at Mahalaxmi.
There are no pigs traded at Dukar bazaar.
Teen bati is a junction of three roads and not three
Trams terminated at Kings circle not Dadar Tram
Breach Candy is not a sweetmeat market.
Safed Phool has the dirtiest blackish water.
You cannot buy coal at Kolsa Street.
There are no Ironsmiths at Lohar Chawl.
There are no pot makers at Kumbhar wada.
Lokhandwala complex is not an Iron and Steel market.
Null bazaar does not sell taps.
Nor does Bheendi Bazaar sell ladies fingers.
Kalachowki does not have a black police station.
The hanging gardens are not suspended.
Mirchi Gulli does not sell chillies.
Figs do not grow in Anjir Wadi.
Sitafals do not grow in Sitafal Wadi.
Jackfruits do not grow in Fanaswadi.
......It is however true that you may get fleeced at
Chira Bazaar and robbed at Chor Bazaar.

Sorry guys if u dont understand the lingo, I can't help it. A true-blue Mumbaiite wud always identify with such cute idiosyncrasies. Those who can understand, have fun!

P.S. Beg to differ about Bombay not having bombs. We sure have had our share this year. :(

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