Nostalgic, I am of the 50s and 60s, so nice and wonderful
Green cover much of me, many beautiful spots
Powai , Vihar, surroundings, enjoyed my children, one and all
Birds chirping, kids playing, cleaner air and water
Made me, your mother happy, loving care and more
Oh, it was so good in those good old days! And NOW!!

Have I not reared you, nurtured you, sheltered you, my children
Taken loving care, gave everything you wanted, much more
Do you realise what you are doing to me, my child?
Are you so ungrateful and irresponsible, don’t you feel anything at all
When you continuously, knowingly hurt me so badly and cruelly
Oh, it was so good in those good old days! And NOW!!

Like a good mother would, reprimand you, discipline you
Spitting is your hobby, urinating in public is your pastime
Defecating all over me is your birthright
Do you need spit all the time at bus stops, train stations, everywhere
Am I so dirty and filthy that you feel nauseated?
Oh, it was so good in those good old days! And NOW!!

You, my daughters succumb nature’s call, most humiliating conditions
Years and years without complaining, without agitation
Nobody listens, take it for granted, problems solve by itself
Very, very sad I feel, though Sulabh excellent solutions provide
Surely, effective, implementable, sustainable facilities for children ensue
Oh, it was so good in those good old days! And NOW!!

You fill my arteries and veins with dirt and filth
You choke my lungs with carbon, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, and more
You poison me with lead, mercury, inorganics, and what not
Entire body covered with eczema, eruptions, wounds
Killing me, you are through unplanned, haphazard growth
Unconstrained, continuous influx all over my delicate body
Oh, it was so good in those good old days! And NOW!!

You cover me with gunk, potholes, chip me off with utmost disregard
You carry out surgeries on me over and over again, same place
Mindlessly and randomly with blunt instruments,
No proper suturing, creating misery, pain, agony
You chop me off as and when you like, where you like indiscriminately
Remove my protecting cover, expose me to worst conditions. What Pain!
Oh, it was so good in those good old days! And NOW!!

No stopping you, is there, you don’t care, do you, my child
Pleading with you, I am and warning you as well
STOP exploiting your Mother, you incorrigible brat, I cannot bear it any more
Do something quick before I burst, Bombay First, Swachh Bharat
Delay any longer surely dooms day for your Mother
Is it too late already? Only you my new generation can save me!
Oh, it was so good in those good old days! And NOW!!

My head, body, legs very heavy with concrete jungle
Built through unscrupulous means and nexus
You have crucified me, ruined my beautiful and serene areas
Towers, Houses every where with no land, rolling hills in sight
I have headache, I am aching all over, I cannot breathe, I am paralyzed
I am losing all senses, I am dying…….., I am dying,……..I need to stretch a little, I have to
Haaaaaaa! It feels so good. All Quiet, Peaceful, Tranquil at last!!