Mumbai Thoughts >> I love the holy songs singing in the train in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love that Mumbai is home to so many people and cultures : Arjun M.    |    I hate the dirty beaches of Mumbai ☹ : Priyesh Y.    |    I love the good educational facilities of Mumbai : Stanlay B.    |    I love the colonial areas of Mumbai : Milesh S.    |    I hate the behaviour of government people in Mumbai ☹ : Milan N.    |    I hate the unclean nature of Mumbai ☹ : Sarit P.    |    I love that there is so many things to for entertainment in Mumbai : Saurabh K.    |    I hate the lack of proper urban planning in Mumbai ☹ : Manpreet    |    I hate to see homeless people in Mumbai ☹ : Lester M.    |    I hate that people are not following traffic rules in Mumbai ☹ : Komal S.    |    I love the great restaurants of Mumbai : Radhika P.    |    I hate the noise in Mumbai ☹ : Pradeep M.    |    I love the Neo Gothic structures of Mumbai : Faiyar S.    |    I love Mumbai coastline : Hitesh K.    |    I hate the transportation system of Mumbai ☹ : Aarti G.    |    I hate the long time of commuting in Mumbai ☹ : Radhika P.    |    I love the culture opportunities of Mumbai : Dupa P.    |    I love the old British colonial architecture of Mumbai : Krupa T.    |    I love Marine Drive in Mumbai : Krupa T.    |    I love the helpfull population of Mumbai : Riddhi S.    |    I love the beach of Mumbai : Irsad S.    |    I hate the lack of nature in Mumbai ☹ : Brinda M.    |    I love the social life of Mumbai : Lester M.    |    I love the night life of Mumbai : Satish    |    I love the sea-link in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love that Mumbai never sleeps : Rashair C.    |    I love the inclusive nature of Mumbaikars : Sunishi G.    |    I love the speed of Mumbai : Pratik C.    |    I love vada pav in Mumbai : Priyesh Y.    |    I love the honestly of daba walas in Mumbai : Kiran M.    |    I love that it never gets too cold in Mumbai : Kshipra L.    |    I hate the unnecessary honking on the streets of Mumbai ☹ : Krupa T.    |    I love the cultural diversity of Mumbai : Cherylann M.    |    I hate the corruption of Mumbai ☹ : Arjun M.    |    I hate the dirt of Mumbai ☹ : Madhu G.    |    I hate the lack of open spaces in Mumbai ☹ : Anthony D.    |    I hate the crowded trains of Mumbai ☹ : Raza A.    |    I love that Mumbai is a financial innovation capital : Jimmy P.    |    I love that people from different cultures live and work together in Mumbai : Saurabh K.    |    I hate that Mumbai is pedestrian unfriendly ☹ : Milesh S.    |    I hate the lack of ecofriendliness of Mumbai ☹ : Manpreet    |    I hate the roads potholes of Mumbai ☹ : Arjun M.    |    I love the traditions of Mumbai : Dhaval C.    |    I hate the inadequate public transport infrastructures of Mumbai ☹ : Saurabh K.    |    I hate the poor drainage system of Mumbai ☹ : Irsad S.    |    I love that Mumbai is being the financial capital of India : Sanjay B.    |    I hate the extremely high cost of living of Mumbai ☹ : Piyush R.    |    I hate the sense of filth in Mumbai ☹ : Sunishi G.    |    I hate the poorly maintained heritage buildings of Mumbai ☹ : Krupa T.    |    I hate the bad civic amenities of Mumbai ☹ : Afrid W.    |    I love the vibes of Mumbai : Devanshu    |    I hate the dirt of Mumbai ☹ : Aditi R.    |    I hate the non provision for cyclists in Mumbai ☹ : Asheen A.    |    I hate the lack of gardens in Mumbai ☹ : Madhu G.    |    I love the safety of Mumbai : Radhika P.    |    I love the street food of Mumbai : Jessica N.    |    I hate the lack of recreational areas in Mumbai ☹ : Tehsin L.    |    I hate dirty politics of Mumbai ☹ : Imran S.    |    I love that Mumbai is a safe place for women : Madhu G.    |    I love that Mumbai knowshow to welcome festival : Aarti G.    |    I hate the infrastructures of Mumbai ☹ : Rashair C.    |    I love the fast life of Mumbai : Manpreet    |    I love the sea in Mumbai : Pradeep M.    |    I love sunset at beach in Mumbai : Jayant V.    |    I love the better employment opportunities of Mumbai : Raza A.    |    I love that Mumbai always stand united : Aarti G.    |    I hate the noise pollution of Mumbai ☹ : Radhika P.    |    I love that Mumbai is a city of dreams : Yogita S.    |    I hate the price of real-estate in Mumbai ☹ : Cherylann M.    |    I love the nightlife of Mumbai : Aditi R.    |    I love the vibrant life of Mumbai : Afrid W.    |    I love the liveliness of Mumbai : Sanjay B.    |    I love the diversity of Mumbai : Manish M.    |    I love that Mumbai is a land of opportunities : Madhu G.    |    I love the festival in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love the cosmopolitan culture of Mumbai : Sarit P.    |    I hate the uncleanliness of Mumbai ☹ : Devanshu    |    I hate the stressfull life of Mumbai ☹ : Srinibas P.    |    

9 Things Only Mumbaikars Say

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  • BHC Team

When you've lived long enough in a city, it's as if it starts running through your veins like blood. It shapes your personality so much so, that quite unconsciously, you radiate its presence through your walk, your talk and your behaviour. Well, Mumbai has its own individuality and when you're part of the crowd, you're just too used to its eccentricities. We've decided to highlight a few of them for you and show you, that being part of Mumbai is just as fun as it is a matter of great pride!

Pani Kum:
Here's the 'Mumbaiya' version of what you call someone who's just not cool enough, or doesn't carry his image off too well. So the next time you find someone who's just not sparkling with the right vibe, you've got the right word for him, Pani Kum!!

Fattu:
Remember that kid who was always too afraid to try anything to new, the butt of all jokes, always ready to hide behind a wall of fears and apprehensions? Well, Mumbaikars seem too well versed with the situation to describe it perfectly- Fattu!

Chipka Daal:
The man who's been eve teasing you, or the aunty who comes complaining about random things to your mother everyday! Well here's a word Mumbaikars use to teach them a good lesson ( even though we may not literally exercise the action upon the person referred to ) "Chipka Daal” or "Give him/ her a slap” is the Mumbai way of handling things.

Chindi:
The word that best describes the miser or cheapskate, never willing to part ways with his cash, no matter how demanding the situation might be. To add that extra tinge of drama to the situation, Mumbaikars ascribe the hindi- english version to the situation - "Chindi's" the word!

Hattaa:
This word is for those particular kind of individuals who, very willingly, play the role of the annoying mosquito, that keeps buzzing around your face, even though he might not actually suck your blood. When the level of annoyance you're experiencing, is just beyond your control, you know you want to shout "Get Out” as long as you possibly can, "Hattaa” is the right word straight from the Mumbaikar dictionary.

Shaane:
A lingo connoted for all those who've crossed the border between trying to prove themselves as the brightest cookie in the jar, and actually annoying you in making too much of an effort. That's what we Mumbaikar's call Shaane or the over-smart stud who's getting in everyone's way for trying too hard.

Bole To:
All this while, you've stuck with the "What do you mean?” and puzzled look on your face, for everything you don't really understand. Now its time to add that extra Mumbai flavour to your style, and say ‘Bole To!' instead.

Khajoor:
Everybody calls a date, khajoor in India. Well Mumbaikars, with their creative-nack, came up with a livelier version of the word. Anybody whose intelligence runs a little slower than usual, are connoted with the word "Khajoor” in the Mumbai world.

Jugaad:
For all those who are experts at meddling with other's affairs and never really getting caught in the act, Jugaad is what they do! Its almost growing to become a title for those who've taken it up as their second nature.