Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cloudy sky


Love this sky.... sign of rains round the corner....aah relief rom the torrid heat!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Summer aflame...


The gulmohars reflect the torrid tropical heat of summer in Mumbai which is hot and humid..

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cleaning up...


The place where the Mithi river meets up with the mahim creek before flowing into the Arabian sea, being cleaned up before the monsoons to avoid any flooding during high tide.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Also building..


These are workers at a different level - the organised sector. The difference in the working conditions as against the previous picture is obvious.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Roof building


These daily wage earners risk their lives building a roof as a protection from rains for a private company. This is not unusual and reflects on the rampant exploitation of labour.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mangroves..

Mangroves that are slowly making way for 'development' in Bandra (East). Mangroves are considered to be very important ecologically but the builder lobby along with politicians think otherwise leading to the decimation of ecological balance. Quite a few non governmental organizations have taken up cudgels to save our delicate environment. Hope common sense prevails over Mammon.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Red Head...


The Gulmohar trees in full bloom paint Mumbai red reflecting the hot summer.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A380


The A380 showing off in Mumbai today on its demonstration flight. It has come to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of one of its Indian clients - Kingfisher Airlines!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Bridal finery..


Bougainvillea plant dressed in its bridal finery... in one of the bylanes of Bandra (East).

Monday, May 7, 2007

Sunrise


The sunrise as seen from one of the streets at BKC. A sight worth wa(l)king for!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Kerbside temple


A kerbside temple in the Bandra Kurla Complex dedicated to 'Sai Baba' whose devotees are from all religions! Religion is exploited bigtime in Mumbai - commercially and politically.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

BKC


This is a very important junction as it connects the eastern suburbs with the western. Kurla - at the other end is also a very important suburb of Mumbai. It has a major train terminus, just as Bandra. This photograph was taken in the early hours of the morning hence looks relaxed, or else this place is teeming with traffic.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Leaning tree of Bandra...

Every time I pass this tree it fascinates me. I call it the leaning tree of Bandra (East)! It has withstood many a storm when more erect trees have been felled but this one leaned through it all!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Auto wash..


The autorickshaws getting ready for the day by being washed. The drivers can be standing and chatting at the bottom of the photograph while the last 'auto' or 'rick' is being washed. The autorickshaw is the cheaper version of a taxi and is allowed to operate only in the suburbs of Mumbai.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Retailers...


It is retailers like these that are driving out the door to door sellers. Nowadays there is nobody at home to buy from the door to door vegetable and fruit vendors who carry on their trade only during day time. So people prefer to pick up their requirements from retail marts on their way back from work.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Fruit n nut...


The fruit n nut vendors taking a break. The guy on the left is selling mangoes and the guy on the right sells chickpeas and peanuts. They do door to door sales.