Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Expressions

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Expressions on the faces of spectators viewing the spectacular human pyramid in Dadar.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Wall art

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Wall art at Sassoon docks.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Monochrome mania

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A happy morning in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Blonde Govinda

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A blonde Govinda (Lord Krishna)! Wow! Tradition modernised! At the dahi handi celebrations in Dadar.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Mumbai Evening Sky

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The sky in Bandra east last evening.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

October heat

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The dreaded October heat drives people out of their homes to sleep out in the open. This is in Worli koliwada where these guys slept by the sea shore.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Team dahi handi

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This team of young lads biding their time to form the human pyramid and take a crack at the pot of gold!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Fierce determination.

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He is assigned the task to reach the top of the human pyramid and break the pot. The pride and determination on his face shows he is ready for it!

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Woman power

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The women have powered into yet another male bastion of human pyramids for dahi handis. An all woman team poses in Dadar just before getting to work on the dahi handi.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Govinda excitement

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All the residents of a chawl in Dadar are out in full strength to cheer the brave Govindas during the birth celebrations of Lord Krishna.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Bye bye monsoon


The last of the monsoon clouds in Bandra East.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monochrome mania

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Potter at work in Kumbharwada (Potters colony) in Dharavi.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Mumbai sunrise

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Sunrise at Sassoon docks over the Arabian sea.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hanuman temple

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The Hanuman temple in Lalbaug.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Monochrome mania

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Happy to pose children in Lalbaug.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Giant modaks


Giant modaks (Lord Ganesha's favourite sweet) on sale in Lalbaug to be handed over as offerings to Lord Ganesha.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Govinda

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Drenched in the sweet nectar of success, the human pyramid breaks up. This is an annual event to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna. Captured this sweet moment in Dadar, Mumbai.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hangers on

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People hanging around in Parel to see large Ganesha idols being carted from the studios.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Street shopping

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Vendors out on the street selling bright and colourful decorations for the ongoing Ganesha festival in Lalbaug.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Protection

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Ganesha idol protected from the intermittent Mumbai rains.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Monochrome mania

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Porterage in a grocery store in Lalbaug.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ganpati Bappa Morya

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Our eco friendly Green Ganesha moulded from Shadu clay, all decked up for the festivities. The idol will be immersed in a bucket at home and not in the sea/creek/river. Our tiny contribution to a greener earth. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Skywatch

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The Mumbai sky last evening hosting a moon, a bird and a multi coloured cloud.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Work in progress

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The Ganesha festival is approaching hence work on the idols is in full swing at the studios all over Maharashtra. This one is in Parel, Mumbai.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Monochrome mania

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Climbing the human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi in celebration of Lord Krishna's birthday.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Action on the edge

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As the fishing boat docks in at the Sassoon docks, the traders throng to bid and get the best deals. The dock is narrow, hence there is a real chance of falling off the docks for a newbie.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Job well done!

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The 'Govinda' atop the human pyramid breaks the pot to great applause for a job well done!
The sky in the background is dull, leaving all the action in the frame for the 'Govindas'.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Focussed

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Everybody on the Worli pier is so focussed on something that must be real attention grabbing in the fishing boat.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dahi Handi

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Yesterday, the birth of Lord Krishna was celebrated all over Mumbai by 'Govindas' (Krishnas) forming human pyramids and breaking the Dahi (curds) Handis (pots) that were tied up in many areas. Of course, now the religious connotation is minimal and it is more of political and mercenary upstaging. It is just another festive event.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Monochrome mania


Smoking embers for the clay oven to bake pots in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

CDP Theme for September - Teach


The child is listening so attentively to what her grandfather is teaching in Worli Koliwada.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Only drama


The Mumbai sky last evening. Just threatening to rain but sneaking away in a whiff.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Charge of the bird brigade!


An alert team of crows lead the charge while the egrets scan for submarines. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Yearning

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Fisherman longing to get home having concluded his deals at the Sassoon Docks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Haircut, Banana or Laundry


Get shaved, grab a banana, pick up your laundered clothes and rush to work! A street sight in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Monochrome mania

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A narcissistic bunch of egrets admiring their reflection in the Arabian sea, off the Worli coast in Mumbai.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Blog break

Will be holidaying in U.K for a month. If you wish to follow my travels you may do so by following my Instagram account, Facebook account or Twitter account.



Cheers guys!