Can’t scorch the Mum­bai spirit

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - YOURSPACE -

When fifty-five fly­overs were be­ing built in the city at a hec­tic pace, around twenty years ago, Mum­baikars kept their cool, all the while pa­tiently com­mut­ing by road and by rail. The roads were rid­dled with pot­holes of all sizes and depths dur­ing the mon­soon even then and the city never stopped. Now when we are go­ing through a sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence, I am sure we Mum­baikars will come out of it without much of a fuss. As for the blis­ter­ing Oc­to­ber heat, we just ig­nore it and carry on with our lives, prob­a­bly fol­low­ing a few home reme­dies to beat the heat. This is why cit­i­zens of Mum­bai are well-known for their re­silience and spirit.

KP Rajan

If I have movie plans, I usu­ally try and book morn­ing shows to avoid the evening rush and in­stead go for walks in my neigh­bour­hood af­ter sun­down. This keeps me fit as well as helps me avoid heat and slow-mov­ing traf­fic.

An­other im­por­tant as­pect of stay­ing healthy is get­ting your diet right. I stock up on fruits and veg­eta­bles and en­sure I carry a wa­ter bot­tle with me wher­ever I go to keep my body hy­drated.

Bho­ley Bhard­waj

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