Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra State and is the financial capital of the country, India. Mumbai is a coastal city situated on the western coast of India. Because of its strategic location Mumbai has become the financial hub of the country and therefore in turn creates a lot of influx of population from other states. They say that Mumbai is the city of dreams so everyone comes here to fulfill their dreams.
People of Mumbai
So you will find a lot of different people staying in Mumbai. The most dominating religion is Hinduism. Islam and Christianity are the next two larger religious sects followed by Sikhs. The original people staying in Mumbai were Marathi koli people. Now there are a number of castes and sub-subcastes like Gujuratis, Punjabis, Sindhis, Bengalis, Tamilians, Keralites, Marwaris etc that have settled in Mumbai and have made it their home and have therefore become a Mumbaikar.
Languages in Mumbai
So as you can guess there are a lot of different languages spoken in Mumbai. Marathi is the official language and is one of the widely spoken languages in Mumbai apart from English and Hindi. Apart from these three, Mumbai has generated its own Bombaiya language which is the slang tapori Hindi language.
Festivals in Mumbai
A true Mumbaikar celebrates all kinds of different festivals and enjoys it like it was their very own. Right from Gudi padwa, Onam, Navaratri, Karvachauth, Christmas, Eid and other festivals celebrated by different castes , each one is celebrated with equal vigor and zest by one and all.
Bollywood has an enormous influence on the culture of Mumbai. The film fraternity does not distinguish anyone by their caste, creed or color. This also reflects in the films that are made. The common man therefore imbibes what he sees.
Cuisine in Mumbai
There are many cuisines available in Mumbai thanks to the variety of people staying in Mumbai. Hot favourites and what Mumbai is known for are Bhel sev puri, Pav Bhaji, Vada pav, Usal Pav, Pani Puri etc.
Mumabai is a cosmopolitan city in a true sense and nothing can ever damage the spirit of Mumbai and its people as we all are one big family.