Sunday 10 June 2007
Source: Mumbai Newsline
By Naomi Lobo
Christiaan Georgio, Hairstylist, 30.
A secret you discovered about Mumbai?
People here are very interesting.
An Indian product or service you can’t do without?
I love Indian hospitality. I don’t think I can do without that.
A phrase you are bound to hear?
Aap ke liye kuch bhi.
Dared to try street food?
Yes, I have tried vada pav and paneer from roadside stalls.
Your road experiences?
This city is fascinating as you can see cows and elephants on the road along with vehicular traffic. I haven’t seen it anywhere abroad, and I actually love the sight.
Have you been conned yet?
I try and pretend that I am a Parsi as people mistake me for one. But then, I guess when I speak, they all know it’s untrue and I have to shell out a couple of hundreds extra. Truly, madly, deeply, Mumbai…It’s vibrant, fun and beautiful, with amazing people.
What are the similarities or differences between Mumbai and your hometown?
I’m from Greece. There are lots of similarities between Greek and Indian cultures. This is quite amazing. We are very family-oriented and so are Indians.
Mumbai, the cultural capital?
Mumbai is surely a rocking city. It’s the people who make it what it is. We have the best in this city. Mumbai is at the top of all metropolitan cities and it is the right place to be.