MY CITY VS YOUR CITY

The city of dreams came with its share of nightmares

The indomitable spirit came at a price

With which one could buy dreams

And sell aspirations

Where conscience was battered and bruised

And Gandhian philosophy loosely used

Under the guise of opportunity many perished

Retiring to dwindling hope

The what was and what could have been took over

And talk of the town became talk of the town

The architectural romance is now infatuation

The history – just an institution

They say the city never sleeps

Then how could it ever dream

My city had a soul

And I found mine in it

This is not my Bombay

This is your Mumbai now

 

This was featured in DNA on 28th November 2011.

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