The way a city is felt and experienced is rather ‘close’ in an auto or kaali peeli as the sounds and the senses are saturated. Mumbai has a constant hum about people being on the move. The conversations in Bhojpuri that the mobility sector professionals speak while driving make for an interesting peek into the migrant city which is the maximum city.
There are many Mumbai’s within the Maximum City. It feels like a functioning patchwork that is precarious yet incredibly motile.