Humans of Bombay
02/26/2017 at 11:58. Facebook
“I first met my wife in 2014 at a common friend’s party. I still remember, I was so shy to talk to her that I asked my friend to create a WhatsApp group with a few people just so that I could start making conversation with her — I was nervous to even send her a private message! Overtime we began to talk and we didn’t even realise when we started dating…it came to us so naturally. When you...
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Humans of Bombay
02/23/2017 at 04:45. Facebook
“I’m on a solo trip and I’ve moved around with nothing but my back pack. I lost my father last year and that loss has changed me drastically as a person — somewhere I feel this trip of mine has been planned by him. Sometimes I feel like he left this world physically, but never before have I felt closer to him spiritually. He’s always taught us to stand for something, to better the lives of...
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Humans of Bombay
02/21/2017 at 13:14. Facebook
“I can’t sit at home and watch these TV serials or gossip endlessly. I’m 72 — I’m not dying so why should I behave like it? I love being outdoors — I wake up and go to my aerobics class, then a brisk walk and I’ve recently joined a gym…just to see what it’s like. I’ve run every marathon in Mumbai since 2004 and recently completed walking the 500 KM in 100 days challenge.”
“What advice would...
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Humans of Bombay
02/21/2017 at 04:18. Facebook
"Everyday I used to come here and see only boys playing cricket. I went home and asked my dad why girls can't play cricket. He told me, 'there's nothing in the world girls can't do -- if you want to play cricket and become a cricketer, no one can stop you.' Since then, I'm here every evening, playing cricket and dreaming of playing for India some day."
Humans of Bombay
02/20/2017 at 13:09. Facebook
“How many times have you seen a child at the signal, selling something or relentlessly begging? How many times have you felt annoyed…maybe sorry and given him some food or money and felt like you made some sort of a difference? My grandfather was a freedom fighter, my father was a farmer and growing up there were so many financial difficulties that my education was heavily compromised. ...
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Humans of Bombay
02/19/2017 at 06:23. Facebook
"We both go to school together and after school we sell balloons at the signal nearby. Someone at the signal just gave us this chocolate, so we're sharing it before going back -- she's so happy because I told her she could have the bigger piece!"
“I was born in a small village called Litania near Nashik. We had only one primary school in our village and the only available profession for men was farming but since I was young I wanted to be a part of the government. It actually was a really funny incident — once when I was young and I saw an aeroplane in the sky, I asked my mother who owns these planes and she randomly said ‘the...
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"I've heard countless stories of her backpacking travels to India as a hippie when she was in her 20s. After retirement I wanted her to relive that experience, but with me -- so here we are! We have a lot of to-do lists, one of which is her trying on a sari-- I think she's going to look beautiful!"
& no other words were exchanged.
"We couldn't be more single. Everyone around us was planning dates...so we started planning a football match-- we're just on our way there. What else to say about Valentine's Day...it's more like Bro-zoned day!"
“We first met 39 years ago at a wedding. The girl was my best friend and the boy was his relative, but we’d never met before. During that wedding we became really good friends and continued to meet pretty much everyday after. I don’t know at what point our friendship became love…or maybe it always was love but there was never really a need for him to ask me to date him — we were already madly...
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“I’m currently in my second year of studying communication design. I feel I’ve learnt so much in these past two years— not just academically… I’ve grown as a person.”
“What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt?”
“That it’s so important to be around people who help you grow and keep you motivated. I’ve been around some of the most creative and stimulating people in these past two years and...
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“I’m originally from Kutch. My husband was working on a farm and breeding sheep and goats, while I have always been a homemaker. After finishing my work at home, I was always interested in learning embroidery from others around me, but never considered it as a profession because my husband was earning well.
After the 2001 Bhuj earthquake my life changed drastically. My home was completely...
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"One evening when I got to Chowpatty there was this beautiful bonfire happening. There were a couple of families and friends dancing around this fire, hugging and singing together. There were street vendors selling food and lanterns in the sky above. That's the memory I'll take back with me of India-- the togetherness and the sense of happiness in being present in the moment was something I...
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“I lost my husband 18 years ago and it’s been a difficult journey raising 3 daughters by myself.”
“What has been the hardest part?”
“Convincing my family that educating them was more important than making them help at home or doing odd jobs.”
“What happened then?”
“I educated all 3 of them to the best of my ability and eventually they started getting part time, then full time jobs and taking...
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On the onset of the official launch of the Kala Ghoda Festival, I am launching a special initiative at the Kala Ghoda Festival for all you Humans of Bombay fans. Here’s a chance to meet me and tell me your stories face-to-face. I will take these stories to the world, Live on Facebook – See you soon at the Kala Ghoda Festival

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We’ve received love and appreciation for the Humans of Bombay page from all of you over the years. As we get ready for the official realease of the Humans of Bombay book, we throw open a chance for you to tell me your stories Live at the Kala Ghoda Festival. The Kala Ghoda Festival is the cultural melting pot of Mumbai.. What better place to listen to your stories face-to-face. Meet me,...
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“I went on a 31 solo trip across India and I think that’s been one of the biggest highlights of my life. I discovered things about myself after which I’ve actively started designing a life that doesn’t revolve around a desk. I work, but I’ve been skateboarding, surfing, trekking — I try and take up one new activity every few months to grow, to see more and to experience more. I’m a...
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“I was born deaf and mute, but since the beginning my family has made sure I’ve been positive. My father especially has always told me that I can do and achieve whatever I want — that I have no limitations and those words really pushed me to work hard and focus. Growing up, the one regret I had was not being able to listen to Cartoon Network when my cousins were watching TV and laughing. My...
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"I'm trying this new thing, where I'm not overthinking and taking anything seriously. I'm trying to find humour in the situation, no matter how hard it is and it's actually making me feel lighter and less anxious. I'm liking the feeling of nothing being able to bother my mind space -- I recommend trying it. Try to find the humour, laugh a little at yourself and move on -- nothing should be...
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