9 Things Mumbaikars Want, Need, And Deserve

Peace, love, cutting chai.

Starting Friday morning, @WeAreMumbai (curated this week by Aditi) began tweeting under the hashtag #WhatMumbaiWants.

Thanks to the support of several Mumbaikars, the hashtag became India’s #1 trending topic, and even briefly trended worldwide.

Mumbai’s desires ranged from necessarily serious…

… to laugh-out-loud funny.

And a few themes emerged as Mumbai’s most popular demands. Here’s #WhatMumbaiWants:

2. 1. RAIN! Real, heavy, cool rain!

#WhatMumbaiWants Rain ! Rain !! Rain !!!

— galaparesh (@paresh gala)

#Whatmumbaiwants ? Rain Rain and more rain

— ESPguy (@Junaid Quraishi)

Right now, #WhatMumbaiWants is to drench in the first proper rain.

— BanGayaKutta (@)

3. 2. Less traffic and better roads.

#whatmumbaiwants taxes to be returned in the form of better roads and infrastructure

— Pink_Sangria (@sonam)

#WhatMumbaiWants traffic free roads

— clinton_sd (@Clinton D'souza)

#WhatMumbaiWants No potholes on roads during any season i mean proper and well maintained roads.

— gouda_ashish (@Ashish Gouda)

#WhatMumbaiWants is better safety for girls :)

— immrs3 (@Manasi)

People who respect women #WhatMumbaiWants

— arjunLilSpoiled (@aRJuN_Assiduos)

#WhatMumbaiWants We live in a DEFINITELY Feminist city, dedicated to the 2 most imp women - "MUM & BAI" ! May the force be wid you #Mumbai

— iSunnyDhanoe (@Sunny Dhanoe)

#WhatMumbaiWants is Sachin Tendulkar to grace the home of cricket in Mumbai, Wankhede! #MissYouSachin

— HitulGala (@Hitul Gala)

Sachin to play again for next 20 yrs #WhatMumbaiWants

— MainBhakchod (@raja beta)

#WhatMumbaiWants a newer version of @sachin_rt sachin tendulkar

— vipul_varma (@soccered)

13. 5. A solution to several local train woes.

#WhatMumbaiWants the expected in Minutes indicator at Local Train stations shud stop making a fool of d public

— bhs7rocks (@Nationalist Bhushan)

#WhatMumbaiWants AirFresheners in local trains.

— Str8tDrive (@&&)

Every year, over 2000 people die in local train mishaps; a lot more than in terror attacks. Where's the outrage, guys? #WhatMumbaiWants

— GutkhaMukesh (@Gutkha Mukesh Ambani)

17. 6. WiFi. Lots and lots of WiFi.

Make Mumbai a free WiFi zone #4G #whatMumbaiWants

— TheDessertCart1 (@Shradha Agarwalla)

Wifi !! #WhatMumbaiWants

— nIeLDeokar (@Nilesh Deokar)

Free-WiFi Zones. #WhatMumbaiWants

— Dr_Kopite (@DRACARYS)

21. 7. For auto drivers to stop saying no.

#WhatMumbaiWants auto wallas who will say yes to go to bandra west ! :/

— srushtik (@Mrs.ShaatirNatwarlal)

@WeAreMumbai A lot of autowallahs who will happily agree to go to andheri station . #WhatMumbaiWants

— DecentPervert (@ThatChivalrousMan)

#WhatMumbaiWants auto walas that dont take bhav and simply take you wherever asked

— Pink_Sangria (@sonam)

25. 8. To be able to call it Bombay.

To be called Bombay once again. #WhatMumbaiWants

— akshaykshetty (@Akshay Shetty)

@WeAreMumbai For Mumbai to become our Good old Bombay! #WhatMumbaiWants

— advaitn (@Advait)

#WhatMumbaiWants is to change its name back to Bombay

— GothamBuddha (@Sridhar iyer)

28. 9. And, of course, vada pav and cutting chai.

Ek cutting chai and vada pav every 2 hours #whatMumbaiWants

— Str8tDrive (@&&)

Vada-Pav & Cutting chai 24x7... #WhatMumbaiWants

— Si_LLy (@SiLLy)

#WhatMumbaiWants. Kuch nai. Bas 1 Vada Pav aur 1 kating bahut hai....

— Dharmin_ms (@dHARMIN™)

32. In summary:

#WhatMumbaiWants Rains. Hope. Love . And Vada pav ;)

— BrashtKoknBrahm (@Pratik Barve)

33. <3 Aamchi मुंबई <3


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