Cyrus Daruwala Picks His Favourite Mumbaikars
The Mumbai metro was the butt of jokes recently when the Mumbai monsoons beat it. Images of rainwater pouring through the metro rail ceiling went viral within hours. But quite frankly, this is just another day in the life of the Mumbai rail. Never a dull moment. And there is one man who enjoys this mayhem more than others.
Cyrus Daruwala is a regular train traveler, but with a difference. While we are busy checking our phones or cribbing about the crowd as we commute, he is just observing, us. His book ‘I Take This Train Too’ is a quirky, humurous take on the personalities one might encounter while commuting. I spoke to him at length about what inspired him to create these endearing characters.
“OFTEN I HAD NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN SIMPLY OBSERVE THE PEOPLE AROUND ME. IT STRUCK ME THAT THESE CHARACTERS WERE EXTREMELY INTRINSIC TO THE TRAIN JOURNEY.”
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