Mumbai - biggest city of India.
Moving from Kanpur to Mumbai seemed no big deal to me , but for my parents it was. A boy who was brought up with all care , always under the guidance of the parents was going to be set free.
My parents always wondered if I would be able to mix up with new friends , will the place be safe for me , will I be able to establish myself in so big a city , ragging issues , food issues , washing clothes , cleaning room , academics ..... , ...... etc etc
Mumbai is a beautiful place. It's beauty lies in its simplicity. Living in IIT , I am with the humblest people of the country. No one here believes in show-off. Each student has his/her own world. Everyone enjoys his/her life to the fullest.
We have Hiranandani near the campus - one of the most beautiful place I have ever visited.
It has all kinds of shops from food to electronic to daily household things.
Feeling hungry ? Not in mood of eating mess food ? You have the following options :
Hiranandani (all major brands including Subway , Aromas , Papa John's)
R-City mall , Neptune Magnet mall , Phoenix Mall
and the best of all - Pizza Hut and Dominoes pizza delivery
and trust me , hanging out with friends at times is fun.
One of the things that I am always scared of is GPL (G***d pe Laat). This is a tradition in IITB. Whenever it is someone's birthday , people gather around his room at 12 sharp , lift up that person and start kicking as hard as possible. Then goes the "chappal fight" wherein people take out their slippers and Bang it on other's back. This is dangerous. Even today when the semester final exams ended , people gathered around my room(silently). Then one of them entered my room and said " Aman tujhe Aashish bula raha hai , Kuch kaam hai important " and I went out to see scores of hungry wolves , ready to kick my a**.
This continued till 1 AM and each CSE student was "GPLed".
It's scary but its fun and I enjoy it!
After all these are the moments that I would remember after my 4 years' journey.