Hotel City Palace
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I try hard to think of this city as Bombay. It's a place name I remember from my youth, not that I have ever been here before. It's the romance of places and their names that excites me: Saigon resonates with me more than Ho Chi Minh City. Peking feels more Chinese in my head than Bejing, and Siam sounds more exotic than Thailand. So it is with Bombay. But try as I might I can't look at this huge contradictory metropolis and think of it as anything else other than Mumbai.
Packing up for the trip. Travel Light is the mantra. Our life's journey is to make ourselves lighter by exhausting the impressions & desires-baggage and not to add new ones to make the journey to OM Sweet OM difficult.
Preparing on 108 names of Sri Swami Tapovanji Maharaj. Feeling very humbled to even attempt talking on our Param Guru. No one has spoken on His 108 names yet. Doing it as a sadhana so that His Tapas, Tyaaga and Sannyas can get internalised. ...
... and a new understanding of the city and some of the people who live here. Next stop is on a bridge and the already chaotic noisy traffic is even worse here with all the taxis that have stopped. We get out to see this most famous of Mumbai sights, Dhobi Ghat. For those of you that don't know a Ghat is a washing area, there are holy ghats where pilgrims bathe before praying, ghats to wash your water buffalo, ghats where people go to wash their bodies, and ghats where clothes ...
... shifts. Collecting, washing, drying, ironing and delivering millions of items, including hospital items that have to be sterilised, from socks to sheets in an almost round-the-clock operation. Now it is winter and 30 degrees so you can imagine the strenuous effort these workers must undertake to average a wage of roughly £2 a day. Many, if not most, items were brand new. Brought from factories for laundering before being exported for you ...
... hour stop when venders got on from the platform with a whole tray of samosas, I was tempted. We brought snacks, but they didn’t seem to fill us.
As we arrived into Mumbai we knew we were here. There was the distinct smell of sewage, noise from the local trains, fires burning garbage, and city lights. I was amazed by the size of many of the apartment complexes… there must have been at least a dozen that we saw that stretched 2 ...