|Why people from different communities run the Mumbai Marathon:|
Punjus run simply because of peer pressure from other communities plus that they can upload their pics posing on the Sealink. Otherwise they rather be sleeping.
Maharashtrians run because that day most roads are closed and BEST buses are not plying - so how else will they commute ?
Biharis & Bhaiyas run because they feel the Maharashtrians are running behind them and they run for their lives.
Catholics run because that's what they have been trained for since childhood - athletics or hockey or football.
Parsis run so hopefully they can find someone on the race track and get married that same evening.
South Indians run because of the completion certificate which they will get so that they can add this to their collection of certificates which they are collecting since childhood.
Sindhis run because the cost includes Sealink toll charges.
Gujjus run because the cost includes Sealink toll charges + Goody bag + Free Water + Free Enerzal + Free Oranges + Free Salt + Free Ice Pack+ Free whiffs of Volini Spray on the route.
Marwaris run for all of the above reasons + they think they can take an interest free loan from Std. Chartered Bank (least realising Stan Chart no longer is sponsor) for their business just because they ran !
And Bengalis don't run. They are busy analysing why others are running!