Humans of Bombay
Humans of Bombay
06/24/2017 at 05:35. Facebook
"My childhood was very different because I grew up with a Muslim father and Jain Mother but that didn't affect my confidence at all. In fact I still remember that when I was 5 one of my friend's mom asked me, "Who do you love the the most?" and instead of saying mom or dad, I said me. The only time I questioned myself was during my teenage years. Being a teenage girl can be pressurising… there...
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My childhood was very different because I grew up with a Muslim
Ganesh Kolli
Swati Nair
Ashwini Padiyar
Humans of Bombay
Humans of Bombay
06/22/2017 at 13:21. Facebook
“I’ve always been an introvert. Growing up, I was always told that there are only two things which would determine my success —sports and studies. I was always worrying about excelling and as a result I found comfort in being by myself and in a shell. Things changed when I got to college — meeting new people opened me up and showed me that there was more to life. I joined the the Rotaract...
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Ive always been an introvert Growing up I was always told that
Ratish Ramachandran
Shwetha Holla
Bina Lalan
Humans of Bombay
Humans of Bombay
06/21/2017 at 04:27. Facebook
“I failed my 10th standard when I was in Ratnagiri, but I had big dreams. My family was part of a small community where the main profession was that of being a barber. My grand father, father and uncles were all barbers and I knew that this would be my future too but I wasn't willing to stop at just doing beards and straight cuts; I wanted to work as a professional hairdresser and stylist in...
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I failed my 10th standard when I was in Ratnagiri but I
Anol Nath Chatterji
Sara Rod
Farah K Dotiwalla
Humans of Bombay
Humans of Bombay
06/20/2017 at 14:02. Facebook
"Leopold is like my home and my colleagues, family. I had just shifted from Kolkata to Bombay and on my third day I got this job — I’ve been working here since 2006. Unfortunately, the day I’ll never forget is still the 26th of November, 2008.
It was a Wednesday and the firing first started at 8:45. This was the first location in which they opened fire opened and it was all over TV. I didn't...
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Leopold is like my home and my colleagues family I had just
Rubina Sarkar Bhattacharyya
Maruti Prasanna
Harinder Kaur
Humans of Bombay
Humans of Bombay
06/18/2017 at 07:11. Facebook
“My family and I migrated to Rajasthan from Pakistan in 1947. Although I was only 5 years old back then…I remember the sights of rioting to this day. Everything was in turmoil and we stayed on the platform, while the elders went to look for a place to rent and work for us to survive. Things eventually settled and I completed my schooling in Jodhpur.
The most beautiful part of growing up in...
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My family and I migrated to Rajasthan from Pakistan in 1947 Although
Iki Ranjha
Jody Van De Bogart
Shefali Sahni
"She watches me picking up my clients calls all day...so now whenever she sees my phone lying around, she picks it up, says...'Hello Madam' and gives it to me!"
She watches me picking up my clients calls all dayso now whenever
Durga Sharma
Pritam Singh Mahna
Saqib Rehman
My life was always only about I, me and myself. I work at a high end firm in the PR and communications department and my professional life was extremely successful but still something didn't feel right - the only thing that gave me happiness at this time was singing. All that success, fame and money couldn't make me feel fulfilled.
I had an epiphany, that money and fame can only give you so...
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My life was always only about I me and myself I work
Shivee Chauhan
Sandeep Dixit
Uma Shanker
"If there's one thing you can change about Bombay what would it be?"
“Our mentality. Most of us love the US and other countries because its so clean and people follow rules, but we're just being hypocrites. We're idealistic and we want a better future for our country but when it comes to ourselves, we don't take any steps towards trying to be better. We don't think twice before paying a bribe,...
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"If there's one thing you can change about Bombay what would it be"
Arnov Sarkar
Delene Pillay
Rishita Panchal
"Second stage breast cancer and me? I never expected it. I was only 49 this January when I was detected. I was shocked because I'm the kind of person who always took care of my health, whether it was eating healthy food, exercising or doing yoga. After receiving this news I shifted to my nephew's house in Bombay for treatment. My daughter’s here, taking care of me through the treatment but I...
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Second stage breast cancer and me I never expected it I was
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Divya Pai
Adity Roy Chowdhury
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Bhavishya Ghanta
Eeshica Moitra
"In spite of having a keen interest in law I flowed with the mass mentality and tried my hands on CA. I gave one attempt after another and wasted three years doing this just to realise that this isn't my cup of tea. After failing my second IPCC attempt I'm finally pursuing law as my career but I wish I would have followed my heart; would have saved me three years. The one thing that I learnt...
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In spite of having a keen interest in law I flowed with
Ro A H Noronha
Meghna Roy
Divyanka Agarwal
"My grandchildren are very dear to me because I spend more time with them than what I could spend with my own son. I was working at that time and couldn't remove time to just be with him. I thought raising money was extremely important to raise a child because of which I worked day and night for him but now that I'm a grandfather I don't think that that was the best decision. I missed out...
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My grandchildren are very dear to me because I spend more time
Beth Uland Devine Lopez
Sherwin D'cunha
Jeff Bartilol
"I first started working when I was 8 years old. I was just another Muslim girl from Karnataka who worked at construction sites and kept changing jobs to earn an extra buck. One of the jobs I had was in an Ashram at Hampi and I loved it there until two visitors offered me a job in Mumbai.
I was less than 10 years when I came to this city. I was scared of trains, tall buildings and city life...
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I first started working when I was 8 years old I was
Ellen Rutkowski
Phani Nedunuri
Manna Barbhuiya
"Professionally I'm a Sales Development Manager but if you want to know who I truly am, you have to see me dance. In between the madness of the city, dancing is the one thing that gives me peace. No amount of text messages, emojis or words can emote my feelings as clearly and precisely as a dance. Even though I'm physically active when I dance; mentally I'm at rest..I'm still and peaceful....
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Professionally Im a Sales Development Manager but if you want to know
Phani Nedunuri
Deviena Srivastava
Lopa Lad
“I’ve been feeding these pigeons for 40 years now — this isn’t just a job to me…I do it because they’re my friends and because it’s my responsibility to feed them. I don’t earn well from this, but it gives me so much happiness to know that they’re not hungry or thirsty. I also believe that if you look after others, God will look after you and that’s been my case since the past 40...
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Ive been feeding these pigeons for 40 years now this isnt just
Jaya Dasgupta
Apoorva Asthana
Darsh Choksi
"I'm a few years over 70, but that doesn't stop me from doing anything! I wake up everyday, including Sundays at 5 to do my morning routine. I start with my basic exercises after which I do some yoga and then talk to my children who are abroad, on Skype. I then cook healthy food, make sure the maids are all set with their work and then I join my friends here in the park to take rounds of the...
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Im a few years over 70 but that doesnt stop me from
Malati Chandrasekhar Shankar
Sencia Noronha
Priyanka Garg Agarwal
“I’ve been running my whole life. When I was 5, I ran away from my mother who was a sex worker and would beat me up black and blue for something as trivial as losing her lipstick. One of my earliest memories of her, is when I was playing hide and seek with my friends in a building and by mistake I pushed a row of bikes parked at the back and they all collapsed. The watchman locked us in the...
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Ive been running my whole life When I was 5 I ran
Somya Jain
Nitika Kohli
Jagruti Joshi
"I started karate classes 3 years ago, because my parents wanted me to try different things..I really didn't want to at that point, but actually going to class changed my view about it completely! I loved it so much that in just three years time I've reached a brown belt!"
"Which was the most memorable class you've had?"
"This one time when my teacher made me combat my elder brother. My...
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I started karate classes 3 years ago because my parents wanted me
Shivendu Sharma
Nisha Sharma
Koustav Mullick
“My mother passed away when I was very young. I faintly remember her puking continuously. I was told later that her puking was not natural and that she was killed by witchcraft. You don't know how lucky you are to have your mom, life without her can be hell. Mine was, because shortly after her death my father remarried and forgot all about my mother, my two brothers and me. We were treated so...
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My mother passed away when I was very young I faintly remember
Elaine Ho
Smriti Suresh
Jesal Desai
"Know one thing -- that whether you're a shopkeeper like me or a billionaire, everyone has hardships and problems. They're different for everyone, but it's how you deal with those problems that matters. I've been at this exact spot for 25 years and have faced financial problems, but I choose to feel happy every single day. If I sit and worry about my problems and focus on them...when will I...
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Know one thing that whether youre a shopkeeper like me or a
Kavita Mendon
Ratan Sawant
Zarana Vyas