Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wet Mumbai

When it pours in Mumbai, the service roads or bylanes tend to get flooded for a while, as can be seen in the picture which was taken at Vile Parle (East), a suburb.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

B is for Beach!

A rainy morning at the Juhu Beach. Just a couple of romantics and a compulsive walker.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rainy day

It has been raining heavily for the past 2 days disrupting all traffic. The rains have been accompanied by gusty winds uprooting trees at some places leading to road blocks.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mumbai monsoon

Mumbai monsoons are here! Will post different monsoon magic sights during the next few days. The guy crossing the road seems to be headed for a tomato party!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wet Saturday

A wet Saturday morning in Mumbai. This is in Juhu, a suburb of Mumbai, very popular for its beach side Hotels and restaurants. It is close to the airport too.

Friday, July 25, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

The dark skies as seen in Santacruz a suburb of Mumbai at 1300hrs on Skywatch Friday!

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Build up

The build up to a rainy evening. But now it has been a couple of days that the rains have been playing truant and we have been having sunny days.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rainy evening

The on and off rains in Mumbai this monsoons. The rains have been very moody this monsoons. Of course we still have another couple of months for the rain to fill the shortfall

Friday, July 18, 2008


Mumbai is a city of strays. This stray cat has made a home for itself in a building which is partly occupied by offices. By the look on its face you can see how offended it was to have been disturbed for a picture! Apparently it feeds on leftovers of the office goers meals. The people feeding are happy that no food is wasted and the cat is happy that it has adopted a good home!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Common Houseflies

The common houseflies are a real pest. Captured these two fighting over a grain of sugar. They buzz you off! They seem to take over Mumbai in the monsoons! Very irritating..
Click on the image for a closer look.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


In Santacruz (East), a suburb of Mumbai, in a place called Kalina is this Military camp/outpost. At the gates there is a tank on display and during the monsoons it is protected from the rains by a tent.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Taj

Hotel Taj up close. Even the pigeons seem to love the service and the ambience here. Cliick on the picture to see it in its original size and see the birds too.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Gateway inscription

The inscription on the Gateway of India which states the time and reason for it being erected.
Wishing all a super weekend!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Taj (crown) of Mumbai!

The 2 prominent and most famous landmarks of Mumbai. One is the Gateway of India and behind it is the Taj Hotel. The boats in the foreground are used for joyrides or to ferry passengers to the Elephanta caves.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Building Boom

Mumbai is on a massive Construction trip. Everywhere you will find o ld structures being demolished and new skyscrapers being built. Only hope that infrastructure is also being taken care of to ensure a regular supply of power and water. This picture was taken in Prabhadevi.

Monday, July 7, 2008


The ICICI building at the Bandra Kurla Complex.
ICICI Bank (BSE: ICICI) (formerly Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) is India's largest private sector bank in market capitalization and second largest overall in terms of assets. ICICI Bank has total assets of about USD 100 Billion (end-Mar 2008), a network of over 1308 branches and offices, about 3950 ATMs, and 24 million customers (as of end July 2007).

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Domestic Terminal

The approach to the Mumbai Domestic Terminal 1A which is just a couple of kilmetres from Vile Parle (East) railway station.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


One can even pick up some footwear if need be after walking around the market outside the Vile Parle (east) railway station.

Friday, July 4, 2008


One can also do some shopping for sartorial elegance on the way outside Vile Parle station on the eastern side.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


The fresh vegetables stalls outside the Vile Parle station on the eastern side. A real boon to the commuter who can pick up the veggies on the way home for a nice hot meal!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits on sale outside Vile Parle (East) Railway station. Outside every station there are stalls vending fresh fruits and vegetables to enable commuters pick it up on their way home from work.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Vilay Parlay

A view of the Vile Parle (pronounced as Vilay Parlay) Railway station on the eastern side. The local railway line connecting the city to its far flung suburbs runs south(city)-north(suburbs) hence every station has an eastern and western side to it. The crowds are missing as it is a Sunday afternoon. It is a suburb of Mumbai city.