Mumbai Local – Life lesson in 40 minutes -Priyamoni Debnath
” Mumbai” – City of dreams, City of lights, City of love, City of Bollywood and
CITY OF LOCAL TRAIN…
The last tagline was out of the box, isn’t it??
Yes, it is, because the best life lessons which I learned is from our Mumbai Locals
. A small 40min piece of my daily schedule taught me the best lessons. Let’s begin,
First: Waking up in the morning, running after the bus, trying to reach the
platform in a minute and as I reach, I miss my train of 8:13a.m from Vashi to
CSMT. As the train leave, the indicator pops up with 8:17 a.m. Vashi to CSMT , next train.
And, I learn “If we miss an opportunity, we have the next opportunity hailing
Second: As 8:17am train reaches the platform, it is crowded with hundreds of
people, we all push each other and finally get in. And life says, “You have to fight
for your place in the world”.
Third: Irrespective of getting any seat, I tend to stand at the door. Feel the cool
breeze touching my face in Vashi bridge and slowly tickling my soul, trying to
understand and believe the purpose of my life and someone whisper, “Life is
about flying with the flying times but also experiencing each moment.”
Fourth: Reaching Kurla, you are lost in an ocean of people, everyone tries their
best to get in and get out of the train, but I am not convincing any of the party as its
not my destination and I standstill there. Finally, the train depart and I take a deep
breath with few words “When people try to push you away from your goals,
just hold on tighter. Never let go.”
Fifth: As GTB Nagar passes, after 25mins of fighting to retain in my place I
finally get a seat. This make me believe that, “We should keep our eyes open and
grab the opportunity, that will make our day”.
Sixth: Suddenly, after few minutes, I get to evidence the teary eyes of my copassenger, without being able to understand her untold story or getting the strength
to console her with some good words, I remain silent and my mind says, ”
Everyone has an interesting story and everyone is struggling to be the best”
Seventh: Finally when the train stops in CSMT station at 9:06a.m, and the
happiness of reaching class on time. My smile says, “All the struggles are worth
Life is a roller coaster , but then if you enjoy the ride, you will get the best
memories and learning from it.