Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, is a financial powerhouse of the country as well as the station of the glitzy Bollywood industry where millions of dreams turn into reality every day. Known to be one of the most populous cities in the world, Mumbai aka Bombay has an overwhelming 24*7 foot-fall, busy & smoke-filled roads, congested Mumbai locals, amusing Juhu & Chowpathy and the lip-smacking local food. Besides, the heart of the city is filled with the Victorian-style colonial architecture, veiled temples, exceptional bazaars and luxury restaurants and pubs that unswervingly mesmerize the visitors.
Theology and Culture
The vivacious conurbation, Mumbai sees a unique blend of languages, food, festivals, fine arts and cinema. Every ‘Mumbaikar’ is united with their irrevocable love for the local foods like the ‘Vada Pao’, ‘Sev Puri’, ‘Bhel Puri’, ‘Chakli’, ‘Chivda’ and ‘Modak’ and the extravagant celebrations of festivals like ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’, ‘Diwali’, ‘Eid’ and ‘Christmas’. Also, the people of diverse faiths like Hinduism, Islam, Zoroastrian, Christianity, Jainism and Buddhism warmly coexist with each other. While ‘Marathi’ is the local tongue, natives fluently speak Hindi, English and Urdu as well. Since, Mumbai is the home to the entertaining Bollywood industry, the ‘Mumbaikars’ are fanatical about the music, dance and theater. While Bollywood style is the most all the rage in listening, singing, playing and performing, there is also a penchant for the traditional Marathi 'Koli' songs as well as the classical, pop and English music genres. The dance like the ‘Classical Bharatanatyam’ and the theatre like ‘Whistling Woods’ and the ‘Rang Sharda’ are also quite popular.
Markets And Shopping Complexes
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