Monday, June 30, 2008

Cadbury House

This is the point 'Cadbury House' the House of chocolates, where 'Town' for Mumbai begins. A very popular landmark by itself too.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Having a quick bite before starting work for the day is the construction worker who is paid daily wages. These are the 'city builders'!

Friday, June 27, 2008


A sparrow, another important citizen of Mumbai, rests awhile from its nest building activity. I dedicate this picture for who has not seen one in Chennai for a long long time!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Water woes

These water tankers are a common sight in the suburbs of Mumbai where the housing and population is growing faster than the infrastructure leading to severe water shortages. It is then that these tankers which are the most sought after for a partial solution to the problem. It has become such an established business now that there are rumours of a 'water tanker mafia' which tries its best to ensure that there is a perennial water shortage by ensuring that the laying of new water pipelines are delayed as much as possible. Obviously all this is done with the assistance of local politicians who get fattened at the expense of the common man.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


It had started drizzling when this pigeon came and sat on the window sill asking to be photographed and posted on CDPB. I obliged as it was an irresistible opportunity. Pigeons along with crows and sparrows rule the roost in Mumbai.

Monday, June 23, 2008


This junction is the one where one has to turn to go to the domestic airport. Due to the construction of the flyover, there is traffic hold up almost any time of the day. It is to such an extent that the authorities have notified all those going to the airport to expect at least an hour's delay in reaching the airport and to start early from wherever you are to ensure that you dont miss your flight!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Grey Sunset

It was a very bleak evening, very cloudy but no rain and the sun unable to provide the spectacular colours when it set... The monsoons have arrived in Mumbai.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Space crunch

Mumbai is the city to make ones dreams come true. The city that affords opportunities to all those willing to work their butts off! Hence, it is overcrowded to the last mm of space available. Mumbai also had the dubious distinction of hosting the biggest slum in Asia, in a place called Dharavi. But now most of these slums are being demolished and the slum dwellers being given decent housing by the city fathers. These slums are not easily demolished because they have become votebanks for the local politicians.

Friday, June 20, 2008


This again is in Matunga where there are rows of shops selling garlands of all shapes and sizes. These garlands can be used for various occasions including marriages, offerings in religious places or for felicitations.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Going Bananas...

These varieities of Bananas are specially available in 'Matunga' where the Tamilians (from South India) congregate. They obviously love them!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Wheel

Caught this lovely painted wheel on a truck at the traffic signal.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June 2008 Theme Day: My corner local shop

Love this shop down the corner. Bread,eggs,colas,toothpaste/brush,munchies, you name it its there! They even home deliver. So essentially they are just a few steps or a phone call away!

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