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10 Sure Signs That You're From Mumbai

It's loud, it's smelly, it's crowded. But it's Mumbai, meri jaan.

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1. You know (and use) all the Bambaiyya slang.

Via bollypop.in

One out of three sentences that come out of your mouth end in "na", your friends are your yaars, and any random guy you need help from is "boss".

2. You're all too familiar with travelling in super packed local trains.

Seriously, they're so packed that you could fall asleep standing and still remain safely vertical. Not that it’s safe to fall asleep in the train, because your wallet will probably get nicked.
Kaustav Bhattacharya / Via Flickr: astrolondon

Seriously, they're so packed that you could fall asleep standing and still remain safely vertical. Not that it’s safe to fall asleep in the train, because your wallet will probably get nicked.

3. A large portion of your sustenance comes from street food.

Mumbaikars would probably rank #1 if there was a list of populations with the best immune system, because of the amount of street crap they regularly consume. Bring on the pani puri and dosa!
captive sight / Via Flickr: vidyamurugan

Mumbaikars would probably rank #1 if there was a list of populations with the best immune system, because of the amount of street crap they regularly consume. Bring on the pani puri and dosa!

4. You're used to the crazy showers and floods every monsoon.

Come June, every Mumbaikar sensibly goes shopping for waterproof footwear and tucks their mobile phones into little plastic packets.
Thomas Leuthard / Via Flickr: thomasleuthard

Come June, every Mumbaikar sensibly goes shopping for waterproof footwear and tucks their mobile phones into little plastic packets.

5. The day there is less than bumper-to-bumper traffic on the roads, you consider yourself blessed.

P.S.: Moving at 40 kph is considered free-flowing traffic in Mumbai.
Maciej Dakowicz / Via Flickr: maciejdakowicz

P.S.: Moving at 40 kph is considered free-flowing traffic in Mumbai.

6. You've seen a movie at Gaiety/Galaxy at least once.

Who doesn't love those packets of turmeric-seasoned popcorn they sell?
Ritesh Uttamchandani / Via Flickr: areyouokay

Who doesn't love those packets of turmeric-seasoned popcorn they sell?

7. 90% of your clothing, shoes, and accessories are from Colaba Causeway or Linking Road.

You insist that you get the coolest and most "unique" stuff there, even though you probably bumped into someone wearing the same scarf yesterday at college.
amrut / Via Flickr: soulshooter

You insist that you get the coolest and most "unique" stuff there, even though you probably bumped into someone wearing the same scarf yesterday at college.

8. Carter Road is yours and your friends' most popular hangout.

Nothing beats eating a shawarma at Carter's Blue and then chilling at the promenade with your friends.
Via mumbai.cityseekr.com

Nothing beats eating a shawarma at Carter's Blue and then chilling at the promenade with your friends.

9. You know that Bombay is divided into three parts.

People who live south of Bandra are the townies, those who live between Bandra and Borivali are the suburbans, and those who live in Vasai are sick of not being considered Mumbaikars.
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People who live south of Bandra are the townies, those who live between Bandra and Borivali are the suburbans, and those who live in Vasai are sick of not being considered Mumbaikars.

10. You've seen at least three Bollywood celebrities by now.

Glee Wikia / Via glee.wikia.com

You're almost used to it since Bombay is to Bollywood what LA is to Hollywood.

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