Mumbai and Pune are separated by merely 150 kms. People living in the respective cities are extremely loyal and proud of their city. One of their favorite hobbies is to debate over which city exceeds and is better. If you have friends living in these cities, you will always see them argue on which city is better. Trust me it’s a delight to watch them debate.
Here are the points they make during their debates
1. Mumbai has beaches
In your face bitches!
Pune has forts and hills
We breathe oxygen, not pollution
2. Shops here are open all day
Some shops are open 24×7
We believe in chilling and enjoying
Afternoon nap is really important for a healthy life. The reason why we shut our shops in the afternoon.
3. People in Mumbai are hardworking
They can do any and every job, to survive
People in Pune excel at their work
They don’t have to do odd jobs to survive.
4. Roads and places in Mumbai, are easy to understand
There is east and then there is west. Link road and SV road. *Sorted scenes*
Pune is not complicated either
You can reach any place in Pune, within 20 minutes.
5. Mumbai is huge and grand
Skyrise towers, bling, sophistication
Pune is warm and cozy
You feel at home when you’re here. Afterall you don’t sleep with your stilettos on!
6. Owning a house in Mumbai is an achievement
Not everyone can do that
Owning a house is Pune is luxury
We pay less than you and get more space. *Now That’s A Deal*
7. Mumbai has Bollywood
Pune has IT parks
8. Mumbai has Sanjay Gandhi National Park
We live so close to the wildlife *Literally*
Pune is surrounded by nature
Plus we don’t invade in the privacy of wildlife.
9. Mumbai has fashion street, colaba causeway, Bandra linking road
Pune has Tulshibaug, FC road and MG road
10. Mumbai has Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji
It’s the Indian burger, everyone loves
Pune has Misal Pav
100% Puneri, we don’t have to give fancy names like “Indian burger”, and guess what everyone loves it too.
11. Mumbai has a cosmopolitan culture
This way we know people from various parts of our country, their languages and festivals. We welcome them all with open arms.
Pune has preserved pure Marathi culture
Also, Pune has a cosmopolitan culture too. We grow and adapt with time you see.
12. Mumbai has Lalbaugcha Raja
People stand in queue for Hours just to get His darshan. They have more faith in him than in themselves.
Pune has DagduSheth
He is the richest Ganpati with many worshippers.
13. Mumbai university is preferred over any other universities in Maharashtra
Well, Pune was called ‘The Oxford of the East’, by Jawaharlal Nehru. Period.
14. Mumbai has local trains and metro
Public transport is the best in this city
We Punekars have our two wheelers
Also four wheelers, but hey! We don’t depend on public transport. Private transport is what we prefer.
15. People from Pune come to our city for jobs
Mumbaikars come to Pune for jobs too
16. Mumbai has Global Vipassana Pagoda
Pune Has Osho’s Ashram
17. Mumbai has Nehru Science Planetarium
Pune has Railway Museum and Pimpri-Chinchwad Science centre
18. Life in Mumbai is fast
People run on the tick of a clock. They don’t realise when their day gets over.
Pune has a life
People here know where exactly their day goes. They enjoy every minute of life.
Well, the debate will go on forever. No one can find a winner here. Both these cities are unique and superior in their own ways.