Mumbai is a
cosmopolitan city with varied cultural societies. It is a
city of contrast; a blend of old and new. The people who
have made this city a lively place are called Mumbaikars and
live a fast-paced life with very little time for cultural
activities. The music, art, dance, religion and lifestyle of
the people are nothing, but, a symbol of love for life. The
dynamism of the city itself narrates to you its glorious
past and vibrant present.
belong to diverse ethnic and social backgrounds. People try
to follow the celebrity lifestyle as they belong to the
‘Film City of India’. They participate in every occasion
irrespective of castes and religions.
greater enthusiasm among the dwellers. People forget their
caste, creed, religion, position and come together to share rare
moments filled with divine ecstasy. The food they prepare, the
clothes they wear, the music they play all have their unique
fervor and charm.
Mumbaikars have their own blend of dialect, called the 'Bambaiyaa
Hindi'. Other main languages spoken in the city are English,
Hindi and Marathi. The smell of modern India can be better felt
in Mumbai due to the conglomeration of Indo – western culture.
People live in this teeming megalopolis with affection for each
The city glistens with growing wealth and at the same time is
matted with stagnant poverty. People from every nook and corner
of India have been swarming into Mumbai everyday to try their
luck, jostling to make the most of the bevy of opportunities
they get here. Along with them they’ve brought along their own
cultural ingredients to make an interesting potpourri that is
Mumbai. The city has been converted into a fascinating medley of
Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Parsi and Islamic elements.
Recent attempts by political parties to give Mumbai a solitary
Marathi identity notwithstanding, the quintessential Mumbaiite
commutes daily to work along with lakhs of other Mumbaiites,
worrying least about where his fellow commuters are originally
from. Today, for every Siddhi Vinayak Temple, there is a
spectacular Haji Ali shrine or a Mount Mary Church in the city.
Peaceful co-existence and religious and cultural tolerance make
up the moral-fibre of the citizens of Mumbai. No wonder then
that Mumbai is often referred to as a ‘Mini India’.
Mumbai is the fifth most populated city in the world and
Mumbaiites are possibly the most diligent and hardworking. The
pleasant natured people of Mumbai are dedicated to their work
and strive from dawn to dusk to earn their daily bread and make
a name for themselves. And when it comes to partying and
carousing in style, Mumbaiites are second to none. During
festivals and on weekends, the people of Mumbai leave no stone
unturned in ensuring they have a memorable time. All in all, the
people of Mumbai believe in living life to the fullest and
giving it all they can.