City of hopes is India’s Mumbai, where skyscrapers claw down dreams from the sky-
Life is a rush in suburban trains, hot summer and drenching rains-
Yet people are vital, social, aware, there’s a sense of camaraderie in the air-
So many rush in, their hopes flying high, and many succeed, though some dreams die.
Fragrance of jasmine strung in long black hair,
And swish of silks- are carried on cool dry air-
Lilting music, dancing feet- a crescendo of sound- percussion beat!
Chennai hosts this fest every December-
An extravaganza we relish and remember!