Saying Goodbye to Mumbai

Saying Goodbye to Mumbai
Saying Goodbye to Mumbai Information
Age7-9
LengthMedium
TypeBedtime, Moral
GenreRealistic

Little Aarav going to miss the vibrant Mumbai but he comes up with a great idea. He makes an album to remember his memories.

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Saying Goodbye to Mumbai Story

Once upon a time, in the bustling city of Mumbai, there lived a young boy named Aarav. His days were filled with the vibrant chaos of crowded streets, the aroma of street food, and the laughter of friends playing cricket in the narrow alleys.

Aarav loved Mumbai—the way the salty sea breeze tousled his hair, the colorful festivals that lit up the city, and the warmth of his friends’ smiles.

Aarav in India
Aarav in India

But one day, everything changed. Aarav’s father, Mr. Kapoor, received a letter—an offer for a new job in a distant city. The family was moving, leaving behind the familiar sights and sounds of Mumbai.

Mr. Kapoor receives a letter
Mr. Kapoor receives a letter

Aarav’s heart sank. How could he leave his friends, the corner chaiwala who knew his order by heart, and the view of the Gateway of India from his bedroom window?

Aarave misses Mumbai
Aarave misses Mumbai

As the moving day approached, Aarav decided to create something special—a treasure chest of memories. He found an old, weathered album tucked away in a dusty drawer.

Its pages were yellowed, and the binding was loose, but it was perfect for his purpose.

Aarav finds the album
Aarav finds the album

Aarav began collecting mementos. First, he asked his friends to write notes—little messages of friendship and love. Riya drew a smiley face, Vikram wrote a poem about their cricket victories, and Anaya shared a secret recipe for her mom’s famous vada pav.

Aarav carefully glued each note onto a page, creating a patchwork of memories.

Aarav collecting friends' notes
Aarav collecting friends’ notes

Next, he added photographs. He had one of himself riding the colorful Ferris wheel at Essel World, another of his family laughing during a monsoon picnic at Marine Drive, and a blurry snapshot of him feeding pigeons near the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Each photo held a story—a moment frozen in time.

Aarav collects photos
Aarav collects photos

But it wasn’t just about places and people. Aarav pressed a delicate frangipani flower between the pages. Its sweet scent reminded him of the tree outside his old apartment.

He slipped in a seashell from Juhu Beach, its ridges whispering tales of countless tides. And then there was the ticket stub from his first local train ride—a thrilling adventure that made his heart race.

Aarav collects all memories
Aarav collects all memories

As the moving day arrived, Aarav hugged his album close. His eyes welled up as he looked at the familiar faces, the handwritten notes, and the petals that crumbled with memories. The album was more than just paper and glue; it was a piece of his heart.

Aarav hugs the album
Aarav hugs the album

In the new city, Aarav missed Mumbai terribly. The streets were wider, the people less hurried, and the food tasted different. But whenever he felt lost, he opened his album.

The notes from his friends made him smile, the photos transported him back to the Gateway of India, and the frangipani flower reminded him that some scents never fade.

Aarav finds a gateway to India
Aarav finds a gateway to India

One day, Aarav met a girl named Nisha in the park. She was new too, having moved from Kolkata. They sat on a bench, sharing stories of their old cities.

Nisha showed him her own album—a collection of memories from the Howrah Bridge, the Victoria Memorial, and the sweet sound of Bengali songs.

Aarav and Nisha meet
Aarav and Nisha meet

And so, Aarav and Nisha became friends. They laughed, cried, and promised to explore their new city together.

As they flipped through their albums, they realized that memories were like bridges—they connected the past to the present, and the familiar to the unknown.

Aarav and Nisha being friends
Aarav and Nisha being friends

And so, in the heart of this new city, Aarav found a piece of Mumbai—the laughter, the chaiwala’s smile, and the sea breeze—right there in his album.

And he knew that no matter where life took him, he would always carry those memories with him, like a treasure chest of love and friendship.

Aarav is happy
Aarav is happy

And so, dear reader, if you ever visit Mumbai, look for Aarav’s old apartment. You might find a frangipani tree still blooming, whispering secrets of a boy who once lived there—a boy who turned memories into magic.

Aarav's old house
Aarav’s old house
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Shiv
Shiv
2 months ago

So long story

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