As the sea-link ends at the northern end of Mumbai, a dark, black hole looms large. Bottlenecks, incessant honking and traffic are trademark here and if you’re lucky you’ll turn around and go back to South Mumbai.
However, if you happen to live in this side of town (thanks largely to all the bad karma you’ve garnered over your past lives), it’s time to say your prayers because you are now officially in the ‘burbs!
Say what you will about development, South Mumbai will always be South Mumbai. The fact that most people even dare compare South Mumbai
and the suburbs is just cringe-worthy and totally blasphemous. Who dare say South Mumbai and the ‘burbs in the same sentence? Do people in
South Mumbai have a chip on their shoulders? Totally, and they wear it with pride. MensXP presents you with a very appropriate list that all townies will understand.
You Need a Visa to Get to the ‘burbs.
You break out in a cold sweat if you have to go to ‘burb-land.
All places on the northern end of the sea-link qualify as out of town.
You wonder if you have to activate roaming on your cell phoneonce you hit Navi Mumbai.
You cannot figure out the difference between the Western, Central and Harbour line stations.
You get ‘burb-lergy (an allergy you get when you go to the ‘burbs) when you go to the dark side.
You think that the Freeway is the highway.
You’re certain that the people living in the ‘burbs have to use a raft all through the monsoons.
You only go to the ‘burbs when you have to fly out of Mumbai.
You call on your super-human alias to get through a day in the ‘burbs.
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