Friday, March 31, 2017

Dusk in Mumbai


Summer sky in Mumbai.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dusting for gold


These women are gathering the dust outside a gold jewellery making shop in Bandra west.They will later sieve the dust for gold particles which is often thrown out while cleaning the shop.

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HAPPY GUDI PADWA (HINDU NEW YEAR)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monochrome mania


Friends get together to decide how to celebrate the Holi festival in Vesave (Versova).

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Clouds in flight


Drama in the Mumbai sky.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bandra Police


Cute little structure housing the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bandra Division, Mumbai.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Police patrolling


The Mumbai Police and the Indian Navy policing the fishing village Vesave (versova) in Andheri during the Holi festivities to ensure there is no untoward incident.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monochrome mania


A bylane off Hill Road, behind the famous Lucky restaurant in Bandra west, on an early Sunday morning.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Visual Contrast


She is dressed in her best for the celebration while he is busy in his daily chores in Vesave (versova), Andheri.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Heavenly Holi


Mumbai sky. Purple haze. Holi sky. Blurry bird.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Audience


Audience at the Holi celebrations of the Koli community in Vesave (versova) in Andheri.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Koli beauties


The Koli women decked in all their finery are out to celebrate Holi in Vesave (Versova) in Andheri.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Koli Holi


Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love". For Kolis (fishing community) it is a time to parade their best. All the coastal villages in Mumbai celebrate it in their unique fashion. This image is from 'Vesave' or 'Versova' a fishing community village in Andheri, a Mumbai suburb. Holi was celebrated on 12th and 13th March 2017. The 1st day is celebrated as Holika dahan signifying the victory of good over evil. Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu.The story of Holika dahan signifies the triumph of good over evil. I shall post a pic a day over the next few days to show how it is celebrated by the Kolis.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Monochrome mania


Residential cum commercial complex on Hill road, Bandra west.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hill Road


Hill road in Bandra west on a Sunday early morning. This is a road with high density and volume of traffic hence a pleasure to see it like this. The row of houses surprisingly untouched by builders yet to convert them into shopping malls or apartment monstrosities.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Silhouettes


Silhouettes against the cloudless blue Mumbai sky.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Heritage Bandra Railway station


The Heritage Bandra Railway station on a relaxed Sunday morning.

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