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...


  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.

    Tossing It Out

  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.