The past 10 years have seen the rise of social media in Mumbai, with several Mumbaikars taking to the Internet to talk about all the latest happenings. Here’s a list of some handles that all Mumbaikars might find handy to follow, to stay updated:
@TrafflineMum : This handle could be your best friend on city roads, as it helps you avoid anything from traffic jams to roadblocks. Helping you navigate are hundreds of fellow commuters, who are online and posting updates constantly.
@MumbaiHeritage : Always wanted to know about Mumbai’s less-visited places, like the remnants of the original Bombay Fort near St George Hospital, or the replica of Gateway Of India in Gamdevi? This handle is for all you history-buffs out there.
@WeAreMumbai : A handle by the people of Mumbai, and for those who call it home. Curated by a different Mumbaikar every week, it helps you get up, close and personal with the city.
@CSIAMuM : The Twitter handle for Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport made its social media debut in 2011. Since then, it has gone on to become one of the most popular in the city online, updated frequently to dish out information about the latest within the airport’s premises.
@BombilTimes : From posts on Gentlemen’s Nights to film and documentary screenings, every interesting gala in the city finds a mention here. And though the number of tweets posted has gone down in recent months, it is one handle worth following.
@smart_mumbaikar : These guys have been promoting carpooling in the city even before it was cool to use the term. Commuters can continue to get in touch with this handle for comfortable and affordable daily transport in Mumbai, using autos, cabs and cars.
@MumbaiCandid : If you are looking for the latest happenings in Mumbai, look no further. This handle keeps an eye out for the latest events, new openings, contests, and gives out lots of interesting updates.
@bandrainfo : Offering hyper local news catering to all things Bandra, this handle is quite popular. Incidentally, @infocolaba, @powaiinfo, @lowerparelinfo, @dadarinfo, @matungainfo and @dharaviinfo are also managed by the person behind this handle.
@TrendsMum : Want to know what Mumbaikars are discussing this very minute? Then this is the handle you must follow. Putting up real-time Twitter trends, it is best suited for those wanting to stay updated about all the major news that’s being discussed by the local Twitterati.
@FoodieMumbai : This one posts the best in food from all over the city. Follow it for the latest in craft beer, burgers, cupcakes and more.