Saturday, May 31, 2008


The skywalk connecting the Bandra Railway Station to the Bandra Kurla Complex nearing completion. This will definitely make life easier for all those pedestrians who use this route on a daily basis.

Friday, May 30, 2008


Clawing of the earth for resurfacing the road in the Bandra Kurla Complex, before the monsoons to prevent pothole formation and ensuring a smooth ride for all!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Urbanised Crow!

This crow had entered the building through the main door and was sitting on the staircase wondering how to fly out!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


This bar is on the road to the International airport in Mumbai. Till a few years back it was a small little joint frequented by quite a few airport staff on their way home after a tiring day's or night's work. Apparently they have contributed a lot to the success of their fave bar!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Reliance Energy

Display of energy, late evening, on the facade of the new building of 'Reliance Energy' - the company that provides electricity to the western suburbs of Mumbai. This building is in Bandra (East), a suburb of Mumbai.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Mayflowers or Gulmohurs as they are known in India add fire to the Mumbai sky in May with their bright red colors!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Golden carpet

There is a Golden Carpet every morning during summer when the road is covered with the peltophorum flowers. This is on a street in Bandra (East), a laid back suburb of Mumbai

Saturday, May 24, 2008

M.G. Road - Mulund

Mahatma Gandhi Road in Mulund. Mulund is a suburb of Mumbai. Every city in the country has a popular street named after Mahatma Gandhi - also know as the Father of the Nation (India).

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hand Wash

In India we eat with our hands. The use of spoons/forks/knives for eating is minimal. So after eating the traditional way, the waiter in this restaurant brings a jar of water and a container and pours water over your hand for washing.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The waiter in the Kerala cuisine speciality restaurant 'Rice Boat', in traditional attire. This restaurant is in Bandra - a suburb of Mumbai.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The 'sadhya' is an assortment of curries, rice, appams(like pancakes), rasam(soup) and payasam(dessert) along with papadums, onion rings and banana chips, all served on a banana leaf placed on a tray. This was the speciality of the day at the speciality restaurant 'Rice Boat' in Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Boat napkin

The napkin in the Rice Boat restaurant is laid out on the table in the shape of a boat!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Rice Boat

Rice Boat - a speciality restaurant in Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai. This restaurant specialises in the cuisine from Kerala (Southern coast of India). This restaurant is listed as one of the must visit speciality restaurants of Mumbai.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


A skywalk being constructed from the Bandra railway station in the east to the Bandra Kurla Complex. This is to ease the pedestrians' tensions of being runover on the street below.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bells and more

Along with bells there are 'gadhas' (weapon used by Hanuman) that adorn the Ghanteshwar temple in Khar, a suburb of Mumbai

Monday, May 12, 2008


Bells strung all across on trees on one side of the Ghanteshwar temple in Khar, a suburb of Mumbai

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lord of the Bells!

Ghanteshwar or Lord of the Bells, is the temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman (monkey God). This is in Khar, a suburb of Mumbai. Devotees donate a bell to the temple as and when their wishes are fulfilled. Looking at the number of bells it surely seems like a lot of people have had their wishes granted by praying here! From tomorrow we will see the temple and its bells from many different angles and closeups too.

Friday, May 9, 2008


The Captain of our boat steering us back to Mumbai mainland. Thank you folks for coming along on a trip to Elephanta Caves. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Having seen the Elephanta caves we now return to the jetty to take our boat back to the mainland. On the way are these wonderful mangroves.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008


Evolution of the monkeys on the Elephanta island off the coast off Mumbai. They drink bottled water!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The curious one..

Outside the caves there are plenty of monkeys prancing around soliciting food and even water. If you look closely you will see a bottle of water on the tree!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Numbers - Theme Day

This is a picture of the Ghanteshwar temple in Khar - a suburb of Mumbai. This temple has a very interesting story which I shall reveal in later posts.
'Established 1960' is written in the Devanagiri script. This script is used to write in 'Hindi' and 'Marathi' languages - Hindi is the national language of India and Marathi is the State language of Maharashtra which celebrates its birth today!
The group of letters on the left reads established and the group of numbers on the right reads 1960 and refers to the establishment of the temple.

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