Living next to your workplace in down town Mumbai may be privilege. But staying in the
suburbs is a luxury. You are away from the madding crowd and the rate race and, at the
same time, you are in a place that is ticking, always alive, forever vibrant.
The ordeal of getting up early in the morning
and driving down to the city is still worth the extra effort and time. It's like a daily
great escape that helps keep your sanity. Of course, these days the suburbs are bursting
at its seams as high-rise buildings are springing up and the skyline is swiftly changing.
What were once peaceful pockets of greenery is being transformed into concrete monuments,
not only residential but also commercial properties.
The suburb beckon with their own
charms, making you feels very much at home. In the old days, living in the suburbs was
easy but you had to travel to town, not just for work, but also to shop, take in some
entertainment, dine in style. Today, all that has changed. The focus has shifted to the
suburbs that are self-sufficient. It is easy getting around because the transport system
has developed tremendously with many more routes. Markets just round the corner, there are
an amazing amount of shopping malls, catering to everyone selling just about everything,
schools and colleges are spread all over providing the best education, you have parks,
clubs, gymkhanas, hotels from budget hotels to the fancy five-star ones, even resorts.
Activities keep the suburbs action -
packed with sports tournaments, Tele games, music and other cultural shows, and more.
Swanky movie theatres have sprung up, all showing the latest blockbusters. The suburbs
also boast of the finest restaurants and eateries in town. And, after dark, the suburbs
sizzle with the buzz in the many bars, pubs and discotheques. As they say, it's all
happening in the suburbs.