Please dont think Iam a great guy who could spot the greatest differences between Madras and Mumbai, with just one month of stay in Mumbai. Iam just another great guy who could spot the greatest differences between Madras and Mumbai, with just one month of stay in Mumbai. :)
I could feel the complete difference, when I was out on my bike by 11 PM. Says it all. No Hotels. Less Traffic. Empty Streets and Snores from inside the houses. Chennai is dead after 10.30 PM, except for Strong hearted people who still watch Sun TV Serials beyond that time. My office hours at Mumbai, made me witness the night life in Mumbai (Dont think of the Dance Bars.. now). I can simply walk out of my office at 1.30 midnight, and order Rotis and Sabjis in any of the Hotels Iam free to choose at that time.
Other main differences - AUTOs and TAXIs. We can all build huge temples to these Auto Drivers and worship them. Frankly speaking, Chennai's Auto drivers are pathetic and sick.
Roads : Mumbai roads are AWKWARD. If you are driving on a two-wheeler, you will never have a smooth ride. Roads are not even, and a few insane brick tiles on the road will keep you jumping on the fuel tank. Chennai periodically gets good roads. Smooth roads. Well, what if you rode a four wheeler instead of a two-wheeler.. Oh ! I didnt tell you about the traffic-jams.
Traffic Jams are worse than Chennai, despite of wider roads and more Express ways. Of course, population is huge compared to Chennai. One thing is, they are used to traffic jams. I didnt see people frowinging, or putting their heads out of the car, and shouting at the driver on the front.
FOOD : You guys would have known. Two Simple sentences. In Chennai, you will get AUTHENTIC North Indian Food and as well as AUTHENTIC South Indian Food. In Mumbai, very few places give Authentic North Indian Food. And South Indian food... chancey illa. Sambhar and Coffee likers will hate Mumbai from the bottom of the stomach.
Trains.. : I pass
Life style : Amazing. It made me feel im from some broken nation. Richness and Poorness are punjent in Mumbai. Either they are filthy rich, or very poor. How many Honda CRVs did you see in Chennai ? That many, you will see in just 4 minutes on Wester Express Highway. Where does Mumbai people get money from ?
Girls : Oh yeah ! One great thing about Mumbai.. Girls and their awesome sense of dressing. Its not that they look good, their sensible way of dressing makes them look great. There is a political statement that I'd like to make about Chennai girls here. But Im sure it will create some chaos (even with my tiny popularity on the blog). So, I will not tell. Just understand I have a potential political statement to make (Wow !Feels good).
Overall, even when I rate things and valuate them, even though Mumbai takes more points - Iam a cruel Master... I flunk Mumbai and give distinction to Chennai, like as if the whole exam was unnecessary.
I Love Madras. I blindly love Madras.