Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city and everybody has a right to stay there, be a part of its culture and do what they feel like doing. Mumbai is not only for Maharashtrians but for everybody who wants to be the part of hip hop Mumbai culture. However, there are political sentiments cornered by some political parties who consider Mumbai as their own private property. And this very thinking gives them the opportunity to hold everything to ransom for their own menial attitude.
While in Mumbai, you can enjoy exploring traditional cuisines, continental sea food, and Mumbai styled food and much more. There are South Indian and Maharashtrian snacks available in the local restaurants which one can taste, and feel relished. Dosas, such as, Sada dosa, Rava dosa, Masala dosa etc., besides, Mumbai Special Pani Puris, Batata Vada and much more – Mumbai has everything stored for everybody.
Mumbai is not for Maharashtrians, it is for everybody. India is a secular country and every state has secular character stored in it. Whether, you are a Bengali, or a French, or a German, Mumbai gives retreat to people from all ethnicities and walks of life. Mumbai is the place where Bollywood resides, and it is where fun and frolic happens all day and night.
The staunch Mumbaikars still feel that Mumbai belongs only to them, and not to the whole of India. In such a scenario, a separate interest group is created wherein; they try to dictate their own credos and societal thinking resulting in hegemony. And with political fanatics entering the scene, a new taste is created. The situation of Mumbai also circulates on the same socio-politico histrionics. The latest debate that emanates from the root of the politics is that Mumbai is the citadel for Marathis, and nobody else, Indian or foreigner, has the right to stay for long. And for those who stay, the staunch mumbaikar fanatic group owes natural responsibility to throw them out of Mumbai in particular and Maharashtra in general. For one moment, if somebody considers the social structure and demography of Mumbai, there are 67.39% Hindus, 18.56% Muslims, 5.22% Buddhists, 3.72% Christians, 0.58% Sikhs, and rest of the population comprises Parsis and Jews.
With such diversity in the population dynamics, you can get a fair view about the social structure of Mumbai. Talking of Mumbai, it is the place where many film personalities of today started their career. All of them came to Mumbai from different states and ethnic frameworks. Talking in context of generality, Mumbai is for people who want to enjoy life and become growingly rich as the scintillating and vibrant town has plenty to provide.
For those who think that Mumbai is just not the place to live for Non Maharashtrians, certainly have BIG mental blocks in their minds, and for which such people should bear that Mumbai is an integral part of India, and first of all, all Maharashtrians are Indians. Isn’t this is a logic? And if this is logic, everything else that goes out of it is illogical!