National holiday. Working day for me because my company needed to. Of course, I get paid for working extra. But that’s not the real perk.
The most beautiful thing about working on a national holiday is the peace. Everything, from bus stops, to buses, to roads, to offices, to pantries -everything is quieter. There are less people around. The city, the office - everything feels so much more peaceful.
You know, when people from smaller cities and towns (especially from abroad) tell me that they might not like to live in Mumbai, I never really thought about what they said. In their lives, every day is like a national holiday. Everything is peaceful, calm, and less crowded.
Coming to think of it, I might like living in such a town. Not now, sometime in the future.