MUMBAI LOCAL

Rolling through country side sunsets; wading through urban chaos; witnessing drama at a few DDLJ stations and after quite a few unannounced halts and breakdowns later, it screeched to a halt near the terminus.

Is this the station that I bought a ticket to?

Did I catch the wrong train? Or did I fail to get down at the right ones?

Sigh, I should have pulled the chains then.

10 things I learned in Mumbai this year:

1.Nothing is forever.

“Forever” is just one of those words that greeting card companies and diamond moghuls feed you over time. There’s nothing like infinite good times or never-ending bad times. And there’s nothing that never heals with time.

2.Get a grip on yourself when you think nothing seems to be working out as planned. You may be approaching rock bottom, but hey cheer up, there’s nothing for you to lose after hitting that alright

3.What’s good for someone may/may not be good for you .Prioritize your needs and wants.

4.Read.Read.And Read A Little More.

5.Those who speak ,DON’T KNOW.And Those who know,DON’T SPEAK.

Never judge a book by its cover, and make sure you make an effort to read it before tossing it over your head.

6.Travel while you can.can. I’ve learned a lot travelling this year than in classrooms.

7.Work smart, not Hard.

But put in the effort where needed , because there’s nothing like some good old fashioned slogging .

8.Get to know a lot more about yourself.

The chances are that you will spend a lot of time with yourself than anyone else in this galaxy.

9.Try to conquer the fear of failure.

I know it’s not simple as it sounds and I know the Franklin D Roosevelt quote might have been overused a little too much in our times, but whatever.This is something that took me to places this year, literally!

10.“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”― Toni Morrison

And so here I am.

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