Mahesh, an enterprising mat weaver marketing his wares by writing out his name and contact details on the mat. 'Chatai' means mat and 'Chataiwala' means 'the mat guy'. This is in Santacruz (east), a suburb of Mumbai.
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Am on a week long holiday starting today. Will be in remote rural parts of our country with no proper internet access. Please excuse my absence on your sites. Shall visit all your blogs on my return next Sunday (26thApr09).
Have a lovely week everyone!!
A purple patch of bougainvilla growing wild in the Bandra Kurla Complex.
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It is very Silly that a heritage fountain in the Crawford Market in Mumbai is painted in garish colours and used for storing fruit baskets. This fountain was designed by Lockwood Kipling - father of Rudyard Kipling.
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This is the station road in Santacruz (East). This road leads to the Santacruz Railway station. Santacruz is a suburb of Mumbai. The name Santa Cruz comes from the Portugese words meaning Holy Cross. The name was that given to a church that existed on the western side of the railway station. Now the Sacred Hearts Boys' School/Sacred Hearts church occupies that site.
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