Mumbai also known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India and the ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million. Along with the neighbouring regions of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world and the seсond most populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 20.7 millions.
I’ve been to many countries around the world, but nothing could prepare me for the contrast that I was about to see in Mumbai.
I say contrast because of the two extremes — tall modern sky scrapers, to the extremely poor people, hanging out by the railroad tracks, begging for money, performing any job they can and eating whatever they can find. Sure, there’s definitely a middle class, a very large one in fact, but given Mumbai’s large population, it was a lot easier to see the clear division of social class.