Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Name is Bombay

I am
The Mega City
The City of Dreams
Of hopes and aspirations

I discriminate against none
And welcome all
I fulfill dreams, and wipe away tears

I feed the hunger of all
The money-hungry corrupt
The power-hungry politicians
The publicity-hungry stars
The breaking-news-hungry media

I have no religion
But all religions are welcome to me
The super-rich own me
But I belong to the masses too
I speak no language
But I speak them all
English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu
They call me by different names
I am Mumbai to a few, Bambai to a few

But how does it matter
I am big - bigger beyond the hungry
I am India
Ny Name is Bombay