A Development Conversation at a Pizzeria

He is from Chembur, Mumbai where my Mother grew up. He works for a group which has common ancestral roots with his family. We discussed the Gujarati trade diasporic roots in Oman, including their initiative to maintain Temple assets here. He knows Vashi well, in the satellite city of Navi Mumbai in the greater Mumbai region, where my family has a nest. We spoke about the expansion of Navi Mumbai as well. He is here for a decade, and works at a Pizzeria. I would not be surprised if he does not eat most of the fare he helps to create.




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