Santa expresses his dilemma about delivering gifts in a chimney-less Mumbai

Updated: Dec 20, 2014, 05:44 IST | Hemal Ashar |

Chimneys in Mumbai are now obsolete, so what does Santa, traditionally supposed to slide down a chimney, do? Tries to find a chimney in Mumbai

I have been coming to Mumbai for years now
It is getting more difficult, let me tell you how
All the Mumbai mills have become malls
So there is no chimney to slide down at all.

Cartoon: Amit Bandre

First, I dieted my weight away,
To become slimmer. And like they say,
Mumbai nutritionists are pretty pricey
They charge Rs 1,000 a kilo, I’m not being dicey.

I had to lose my paunch in a hurry I got down to that in quite a flurry.
I was told I might get stuck in a chimney, whew!
The fire brigade does not have a tall enough ladder to rescue

Now I have a six-pack like a Bollywood hit hero
I look a little like Bebo who is a size zero
But there are no chimneys at all
The mills are gone and have become malls.

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