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Featured Senser: Meet Suki From Mumbai

 

Featured Senser Suki Dusanj

The Sense Network is our global community of smart and articulate individuals that share their collective wisdom to help make things better and make better things. The Sensers (as we call them) are our eyes and ears on the ground, always scouting out the latest trends, able to bring fresh views when collaborating on projects. Every couple of weeks we have a new ‘Featured Senser’ which is our way of showcasing some of the high calibre members with unique interests and passions. This week we’ve been catching up with Suki from Mumbai. 

Hi Suki, please tell us a bit about yourself…

I am super family oriented, a very proud, British Punjabi living in the heart of Bollywood in Mumbai. This year I started telling people that I am a farmer – they look at me as if to say ‘you don’t look like a farmer’ to which I laugh because I believe that in some way we all are. To put it simply I plant seeds and watch them grow, nurture and nourish.

What do you find most inspiring about your city? And what would you recommend that a visitor to Mumbai should see or do while they’re there?

I am most inspired by people in the City of Mumbai because they are true survivors of what is quite a hard place to be in. There is a lot of bureaucracy and red tape. Imagine 20 million dreams combusted in one hotspot. The energy is fierce. Mumbai is called the ‘City of dreams’ for a reason. I recommend people visit the Dhobi Ghat (the open air laundry) for a visual perspective of operations in Mumbai and how it is the ‘make it happen’ city, you don’t need to go on an inside tour, just take a look from the bridge and have a photo moment.

Photo of 'Dhobi Ghat' taken by Suki Dusanj

Photo of ‘Dhobi Ghat’ taken by Suki Dusanj

A must is to experience Juhu beach at sunset, go for a walk around that area. Go see some live music in the city, there is everything from Sufi, Bollywood and an incredible Indie scene, visit the Mehboob studios for a live event if there is something on and if you’re lucky maybe even stumble across a bollywood film shoot. For that luxury feeling a must is a tea at the Taj Hotel, Sea Lounge in Colaba. You have to take a dirty yellow and black cab or ‘auto’ ride at some point, they are surreal.

Photo of an 'Auto' thanks to Suki Dusanj

Photo of an ‘Auto’ thanks to Suki Dusanj

Are there any trends, cultural shifts or movements emerging in Mumbai right now that really excite you?

I am most inspired by people in the City of Mumbai because they are true survivors of what is quite a hard place to be in. There is a lot of bureaucracy and red tape. Imagine 20 million dreams combusted in one hotspot. The energy is fierce. Mumbai is called the ‘City of dreams’ for a reason. I recommend people visit the Dhobi Ghat (the open air laundry) for a visual perspective of operations in Mumbai and how it is the ‘make it happen’ city, you don’t need to go on an inside tour, just take a look from the bridge and have a photo moment.

Tell us a bit about your experience of being involved in a Sense Worldwide project. 

I was a cultural reporter for Nike on behalf of Sense Worldwide. This was like a dream job for me for I got to talk about experiences that I was having around the City. I am always sharing information with people so what better way to do it than reporting in an official capacity. I presented some innovative events and experiences that were happening in the city and I was armed with a very talented videographer.

To read Suki’s full interview visit The Sense Network. You can also see our previous Featured Senser, Carla from Rio here. Want to be our next featured senser? Sign up to The Sense Network and tell us all about yourself.

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