My other half spent some time in the city of Mumbai, India, during his recent three week visit to the land of his ancestors. Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is a lively buzzing city heading towards major development. In some ways many of the photos I have selected to share below reminds me of my own homeland, Malaysia. I suppose once an Easterner always an Easterner, regardless of which corner of the East you hail from. I can identify with many things found in the pictures, they all seem rather familiar to me. My hubby however found it all as an eye opener, having born and bred in England all his life.
Although he has visited Malaysia several times, his trip to India has exposed him to a whole lot more of the Eastern way of life, for India is a such a vast country of many contrasts. In one place itself you can observe the contrast between the poor and the rich, the developed and the underdeveloped, the Hindus and Muslims, existing harmoniously next to each other. This was certainly very much apparent in the state of Gujarat which my hubby mainly visited. He found it difficult somehow to have a good time knowing there are people around him who were living very simply. He admired their strength, dignity and spirit all the more as a result of this. I shall end here for now, do read my previous post memorable india, if you haven’t already, and do watch out for my next post for more updates on my hubby’s recent unforgettable trip.