Why I longed to visit Bombay from my childhood?

The political happening of a country can only make decisions on the development of that country. But the financial capital of a country helps to improve its economy. Some countries have their political and financial capital as one. In India, Mumbai formerly known as Bombay is the financial capital, whereas New Delhi is the political capital.

We all know Mumbai is a metropolitan city, one of the important cities in Asia. It has the busiest airport in India next to Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai is the headquarters of Central Railways.
But these things never attracted me to visit the “City of Seven Islands“.
What made the big impact on my mind about Mumbai are:-

1) Since my father was working in petroleum refining plant out of India, he will be at home for one month and will go back to work the next month. In my third grade of primary schooling, I came to know about Bombay High. “Bombay High” is an offshore oilfield situated the coast of Mumbai, India. I showed him and said, see pa there is petroleum power plant inside India itself. Get a job here and stay with us.
I wondered does India produce petroleum.

2) From childhood, my father initiated me to read the ingredients, verify the expiry date, check the MRP, and to know about the product before I buy. Most of the products had their ‘headquarters’ in Bombay. Now I can see other metropolitan cities providing headquarters to many companies and two non-metro cities Gurgaon and Noida.
I imagined myself that Mumbai is a big city that’s why all companies have their HQ there!

3)As my father was working in the Middle East, he used to travel in flight. He will board from Trivandrum Airport because it was nearer to our hometown at that time. Most of the flight he used to travel will have a touchdown in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA). He said it is a big airport with much people travelling to the Middle East, South East Asia mainly. As he went to Bombay for an interview he told me about the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station too. He said there will always be much crowd waiting to catch the local electric train connecting to the Mumbai suburban area.
I wondered, why they kept the same name to Airport and Railway Station?

4) When I was entering higher secondary school. I witnessed the terrible 26/11 Mumbai terror attack which shook the whole world. Before this, I have heard about 1993 Bombay series bomb attack and have seen 9/11 attack in the news when I was a small boy. After this attack, I was looking for live footages, news channels when I was in the home and was discussing that in school. I read a lot of articles in net. Who has planned this inhuman act? Why are they killing innocent people? What is their motive? Then I came to know that the attack’s main motive is to crash down India’s economy. That’s why they choose Mumbai, that too targeting the main Mumbai City.
I questioned myself is this the reason they always attack Mumbai?

5) My father used to buy Auto car and Dalal Street Magazine. I used to read Auto car regularly. When asked him what is this another magazine about? He said it’s a trade analysis magazine. Dalal Street in Mumbai is the street where Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is situated. Then I got an eager to know what is the stock market? Human beings are traders from ancient time. Now with the improvement of technology, trading have started to happen online, helping people all over the world to access the market just by using an internet connection. BSE is Asia’s first stock exchange and India’s first, recognised by the Indian Government.
Waiting for the day to buy stocks in BSE.

6) The final and the foremost important thing I wanted to visit Mumbai is to witness the Pune-Mumbai Express Highway. Being an automobile freak I love driving. My first highway ride was in NH-7, now renamed as NH-44. I have admired after knowing about the Pune-Mumbai Express Highway, which is the 1st of its kind in India to have six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway. This expressway has 5 tunnels, built by the ‘Konkan Railways‘, which is a subsidiary division of our “Indian Railways“.
I can’t wait to drive in this tremendous expressway very soon!

Since I had a lot of questions from my childhood and a lot more imaginations about Mumbai, it is the only city I longed to visit from my childhood.
As Bombay and Mumbai both have 6 letters. These are my 6 reasons to visit our India’s financial capital.


Life of a ‘searching ENGINEER’!

I don’t exactly know, whether it’s God’s grace or his curse to take up engineering in my life.

Most of the engineering students would have spent more time on searching things than studying engineering.

Hostel Searches:

“Ti-ti! Tic-tic! Tic-tic-tic! Tic-tic!” where I kept the alarm last night? Ah found it. Snooze it. Slept again! Suddenly got up and searching mobile to check the time. Oh crap, it’s 8.05 and class starts by 8.30! Where is my mobile charger? It’s almost drained.
Took the toothbrush and found paste is missing. Quick, find a paste. Looking out for a bathroom is the most difficult thing because the whole hostel will be there from 8.00 to 8.25. Wore all dress. Where is my ID card? No, not again, I remember that I kept it here in this place on my shelf. Where is the pair of my socks? Will anybody notice if I wear two different coloured socks? I can say it’s the new fashion trending. Now the comb is playing hide and seek with me, please show you my dear comb. If I don’t get your help now, people will think I have come to college without bathing, and all the struggle I have made in this 20 minutes would end up in vein. It’s time to find out the shortest route to reach the mess to have minimal breakfast. But the mess is closed already.

College Campus Searches:

It will be great if I get a company to go to class late. The staff has not yet come and I have entered class. Looking around for a place to sleep well or talk well without getting caught. I forgot where I placed my 6S (six subjects) notebook yesterday? Will it still remain in the place or someone has taken it? Yeah found it. Thank god, it’s safe. Oh no, I forgot to bring a pen. Wait there is a pen under the desk. Thank God again. Opened it and saw no cartridge. I hate you, God. You know no boys will bring a single pen properly to college and you need to find one who carries a stationary shop with her and of course makeup kit also!

Examination Searches:

Sleepless night to make all important questions into bits. After getting ready you will find the main bit is missing and you can’t use these bits without the main bit. Found the main bit and goes to the examination notice board. Widely opens your eyes to find your examination hall. When you walk towards your hall. Your mind asks you. Will I get a cornered seat so that I can easily write my exam with my last night’s hard word? Will I get caught today? You will hope for a good place and look into the seating arrangement notice paper. When you enter your hall, the invigilator asks, show me your hall ticket! You need to run as fast as Bolt to get back your hall within 10.30.

Project searches:

Find good partners. One should be skilled technically another one should do all computer related works from typing to printing including having a soft copy in Google drive and pen drive. Even though the team consists of brainy people, the required acquired output is very hard to obtain because we are not trained practically to do things, but was taught all unwanted theories which we will never ever use once in our lifetime. So we need to find a project centre but with less payment.

Placement Searches:

The most important part of an engineer’s life is getting placed in an IT company. Because Core Company needs experienced people or students who have done the innovative project with CGPA more than 9. Some get placed in the core and some get dual triple placement. Some more gets placed in IT. Many still ‘search for a job’.

I hope engineering should be named as “search-engineering”! Because we keep on searching things all four years and still search for a job even after searching a lot of things in our engineering life!
Some people after getting a job, search for peace of mind, stress-free work mainly who entered IT companies and many who undergo night shifts.

Let “peace” prevail to all engineering people with loads of happiness, which many lost in the name of joining an engineering college.