Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Scenes from a Mumbai taxi

My husband is in Mumbai this week for work. He took these videos with his Blackberry. Consider them your writing prompts for the day...

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2 comments:

  1. Must have been an unbusy day or a less crowded side of town. The scenes I've always seen consist of masses of humanity. Maybe that's why they show them. It's got to be a rather interesting place though.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  2. Yep. That looks like India. I was there in February. :-)

    One thing that struck me, and which you can't really see on a video, is that although the physical place often looked broken down and dirty, the people--even people who were obviously very poor--had clean clothing in good repair, and were themselves clean. Even kids selling pencils on the street corners looked tidy and well-cared-for.

    Arlee: You do see streets where it's thick with people, but only in comparison to what someone from a less populous place is used to. There's certainly enough room for people to walk, and the density is comparable to what I saw in Hong Kong in some places.

    The only spot I saw in India where that wasn't true was an open-air market. There, it was standing room only on the sidewalks.

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