Muchhadji Has Achieved the Bombay Dream—I’m Still Working on It
Most paanwalas sell loose cigarettes. I don’t smoke often, but when I do, I buy one or two. I never buy them from Muchhad.
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“The day you sit idle, you are inviting illness and despondency upon yourself. I don’t want to be dependent on anybody. I have too much self-respect.”
“How can we lessen everyone’s burden and give ourselves more time to work on what matters to us?”