there are two cities that both got their start as ports of trade for colonists. they are major metropolitan world players comprised of sets of islands. these two cities are also the economic center of their respective countries. their citizens always talk about “that buzz” or “that energy” that can’t be found anywhere else. people flock to these cities for a chance to make it—cause if you can make it there—you can make it anywhere. both mumbaikers and new yorkers, though considered somewhat snooty by outsiders, are in fact some of the kindest and open-minded people in the world, because living in a true melting pot teaches you a thing or two about racism and sexism. i’m not just saying this because i live in both places; i say it because i see the similarities between the two at every turn. while the outside world may see these two cities and their respective cultures as vastly different from one another—i’m setting out to prove that they are exactly, point for point... one and the same.