Mumbai on our mind
We put five Mumbaikars in the hot seat, across different fields and sectors, to give us their vote on the people, events and experiences that moved the metropolis, and the change they wish for the city, in 2013. Here's what they had to say:
Who do you think was Mumbai’s Person of 2012?
Yashraj Waghela 20, Student
>> I am a sports fan, so my vote goes to Sachin Tendulkar.
Sarika Nagdeo18, Student
>> Amitabh Bachchan. He has fought back a lot of problems and stayed on top.
Jugal Rajpal 23, Engineer
>> Yash Chopra
Gurminder Singh anand 50, Businessman
>> Anna Hazare
Reena Thakkar 29, Teacher
>> Sachin Tendulkar. For his contribution to cricket.
A public incident in Mumbai from 2012 that will stay with you…
>> Bal Thackeray’s death.
>> Several Bollywood personalities, especially Yash Chopra’s demise — the romance in Bollywood is dead, post his death.
>> Bal Thackeray’s passing away.
>> The Amar Jawan Memorial being destroyed at Azad Maidan.
>> Kasab getting hanged, finally
What aspect about Mumbai would you want changed in 2013?
>> Mumbai pays the most taxes but we don’t get the worth for it. I want that changed in 2013.
>> I want the city to slow down a bit, people are always hurrying everywhere in Mumbai.
>> The traffic police should be more concerned about traffic, and people’s safety rather than concentrating on collecting needless fines.
>> Better law and order, honest politicians and good policemen.
>> I would want Mumbai to get cleaner..
Top 5 things that rocked for Mumbai in 2012
> Diverse restaurants
> Mix of cultural festivals
> EDM destination for global acts
> Emerging fashion designers
> Burgeoning theatre and art scene