Resident associations and citizen groups have actively been pushing for the creation of green spaces across the city. So, over the last decade or two, space crunched Mumbai has grown to develop lungs of its own.
There are Joggers Parks across the city to provide residents the much-needed space to walk, jog, run even sit and meditate. And, most of them double up as laughter club centres where regulars circle up in the mornings and break into a range of chuckles and giggles to drive away their woes. “It works,” says Laughter Club Priyadarshini Park chairman Kishore Kuvavala.
Joggers Park was immortalised in a very successful film by the same name wherein a retired married judge falls in love with a freelance model. In the real parks, this seldom happens.