Friday, July 24, 2009

Yeh hai Mumbai meri Jaan......

Life in Mumbai(Bombay) is so full of fun, frolic & activity.....people call it the city which never sleeps. However, if you were to look at some of its popular destinations/ locations, & try to decipher the meaning, it becomes quite misleading & amusing :

1) Churchgate has neither a church nor a gate. It is just a railway station terminus.
2). Lalbaug (Red Garden) is neither red nor a garden. Its famous for its Ganpaty Mandap.
3). No King has ever stayed at Kings-Circle.
4). Queen Victoria did not stay at Victoria Terminus.
5). There is no princess or princess story at Princess street.
6)Lower Parel is at the same level as Parel.
7). There are no marines or sailors at Marine Lines.
8). The Mahalaxmi temple is actually at Haji Ali & not at Mahalaxmi.
9). There are no pigs traded at Dukar Bazaar.
10). Teen batti is a junction of 3 roads, not three lamps.
11). Trams used to terminate at Kings Circle not Dadar Tram Terminus.
12). Breach Candy is not a sweetmeat market. Its a famous hospital in South Mumbai.
13). Safed Pool has the dirtiest blackish water.
14). You cannot buy coal at Kolsa street.
15). There are no Iron smiths at Lohar chawl.
16). There are no pot makers at Kumbhar wada.
17). Lokhandwala complex is not an Iron and steel market. Its a very popular residential area.
18). Null bazaar does not sell taps.
19). Bheendi Bazaar does not sell lady fingers.
20). Kalachowki does not have a black Police station.
21). Hanging Gardens are not suspended.
22). Mirchi Gully does not sell chillies.
23). Figs do not grow in Anjir Wadi, Sitafals do not grow in Sitafal.

24). Wadi, Jackfruits do not grow at Fanaswadi.

25) Bombay, has no bombs, & is a not a bay...its a harbour.


sharada said...

good one.....

Vishnu said...

amazing facts