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The Day The City of Mumbai came to a standstill


November 18th, Early in the Morning I was at the Chathrapati Sivaji International Airport, Back from my vacation trip to Kenya. As I was waiting for my Luggage I heard a security guy talking to a passenger about the death of Bal Thackeray, the Siv Sena leader, and that there was a strike all over Mumbai. I still had hopes on the prepaid taxi services and because I had learned from many people that Mumbai always keeps moving no matter what happens. Even during the Terrorist attack at Taj and CST, Mumbai kept its pace. But today was a different day Mumbai was like a ghost town, no one was to be seen on the streets, shops closed down, even the ATM counters where closed down. The city was calm and quite, but still it was a weird seeing the city without life. ( I should also comment here that the taxi guy charged me Rs. 4000 for a trip that would normally cost Rs. 600)

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