Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Reminiscing..

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Sitting on the benches facing the sea in Worli, reminiscing about their lives at sea...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stay calm in chaos

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The boats dock in, fish offloaded, auctioning done, money accounted for, now a sense of calm prevails at the Sassoon Docks as the rising sun lights up the sky.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Monochrome mania

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A window in one of the homes in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jumping ship


Jumping ship or changing loyalties commonly seen in political parties of India today.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Haunted ruins

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A fishing boat sails past the haunted ruins of the Mukesh Textile Mills in the background. The story goes that after it shut down in 1982 due to the workers' strike, it caught fire in which some employees died and their ghosts return to haunt the living till date. Movies are shot there during daytime and they vacate the area by sunset. Had posted another picture here on 21May18.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Aerial drama


The cloud threatening to gobble up the bird in flight!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Worli jetty

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Activity on the Worli jetty as the small fishing boats get their catch in.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Monochrome mania


Kyani the 'Legendary Irani restaurant, Bakers' at Marine Lines. It is one of the few iconic Irani cafes surviving in Mumbai. You can check my review of this restaurant here

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

Thundering sky

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Thunderstorms predicted for the weekend.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Clean up


The birds doing their bit to keep the oceans clean. A view of the Arabian sea at dawn from the Sassoon docks.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Wall art

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Mahatma Gandhi stepping out of Churchgate building. This mural is the art work of the Brazilian painter Eduardo Kobra.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Monochrome mania

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Dadar skyline viewed from Worli fort across the Arabian sea at sunrise.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Electric House

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'Electric House' the headquarters of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) in Mumbai. It has a bus depot and is a popular landmark in South Mumbai.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Aerobatics

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Playground for the birds. The sky laced with clouds and a bird doing aerobatics in Bandra east.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Metro


Metro - The Art Deco cinema opened on 05Jun 1938 and was built and operated by MGM till 2005 when it shut down as it could not compete with the multiplexes sprouting up everywhere.
When it opened, The interior, floors, walls, ceilings as well as the furniture, was in shades of red and pink. The marble foyer and staircases led up to murals executed by students of the J. J. School of Art. Among the famous invitees was Gregory Peck. And if the films were classy, so was the audience at Metro. The ushers wore suits and In 1955 Metro was the venue for the first 'Filmfare Awards' night. It soon became Bollywood's most famous red-carpet theatre.
It was reopened in 2006 after renovation into a 6 screen wonder while restoring its original art deco interiors. It has been renovated keeping its old heritage look. Today the cinema has restored it spacious and beautiful look, artistic murals, glittering chandeliers, rich drapery, and Italian marble flooring.

Information from Wikipedia.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Colourful housing


Colourful housing in Worli koliwada (fishermens colony).

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Flags aflutter


Fishing boat flags and pennants aflutter against a bright sky at the Sassoon docks.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stoking the embers


Stoking the embers from the baking kiln in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Monochrome mania

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Ruins, maybe of some trading offices of yore, can be seen across the Sassoon docks.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rowing away

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Having dumped their catch ashore they are off to park their boat off the Worli jetty.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Pink dawn

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Colourful dawn at Sassoon Docks.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Action aboard!

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So much happening in such a small area on board the fishing boat at Sassoon docks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Decorated doorways


Beautifully decorated doorways to simple homes in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Monochrome mania


Wonder what the fishermen at Worli koliwada have netted this morning.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Kulhads in the sun

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Kulhads are disposable clay cups that are popularly used in North India for serving tea. The larger ones are used for cooking. This picture was captured in Kumbharwada (potters' village) in Dharavi.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Flight of joy!

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The wings uplift the bird in joyous abandon as it is time to get home! The sky in Bandra looks so inviting that everyone wants to fly out there!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cleaning the pot


Washing the drinking water pot before refilling it for the day in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Monochrome mania


The entry/exit point to the Worli fort, depending which side of the fort you are in.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Attack of the gulls

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As the leftovers are thrown overboard by the fishermen the seagulls attack to finish it off at the Sassoon Docks.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Drama in the sky

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The sun won't set without a fight! The drama in the sky is a spectacle worth watching.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fort sentry?

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At the entrance to the Worli fort. Maybe thinking of starting an entry fee?

Wednesday, May 2, 2018