Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bandra birds

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A white spotted fantail on the peepal tree outside my balcony.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Bandra skyline

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The summer sky in the evening as the sun bids goodbye.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monochrome mania

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Preparing rotis at a cafe in Chor Bazaar.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Worli skyline

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The Worli coast across the ebbing Arabian sea as seen from Bandra on a hazy morning.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Bandra birds

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An Asian koel female on the peepal tree outside my balcony.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Summer dusk

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Sky on a hot summer evening in Bandra.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Garland weaver

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Weaving garlands that will be bought by the locals as offerings to the Gods' idols at home or temples/churches in Worli koliwada.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Monochrome mania

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The incense seller in Bandra resting for a while in the shade.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Bandra birds

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A couple of rose ringed parakeets having a small argument on our terrace.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Preying

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A black kite preying from a hazy, cloudless sky in Bandra east.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Worli koliwada

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Morning activity in Worli koliwada.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Off for a week!

Will be on a holiday for a week. See you guys next Monday. Cheers!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Bandra birds

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A Black Kite on our terrace in Bandra east.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Super Worm Equinox Moon

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The Super Worm Equinox Moon in the Bandra sky. 'Super' because it is closest to Earth in its monthly orbit hence will appear bigger and brighter. 'Worm' because this is the time the ground starts getting warmer and the worms appear (in traditional Red Indian lore) and 'Equinox' as it is the Spring Equinox on this day.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kulhads


Holi is an ancient Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. India celebrates Holi today. A festival of colours.

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Traditional ancient Indian clay cups to serve tea/water/buttermilk, crafted in bulk by potters in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A dying breed

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A rare instance of a 'Vasudev' seen in Bandra east.
'Vasudev' are people believed to be incarnation of Lord Krishna. Bedecked in the distinctive headgear of peacock feathers, performers sing Vasudev songs and with nimble, delicate dance steps, whirl around presenting anecdotes from Lord Krishna's life in exchange for alms. They sing soothing, melodious notes through the villages in the morning time. Historically they belong to the Satvata tribe
- Ref Wiki

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Thou shalt not covet

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's fish :)
Is a fish in hand worth ten in the net?
Scene at the Sassoon Docks.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Bandra birds

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A crow that is generally larger than the House Crow, with a relatively long daggerlike bill that is curved on the top. Entirely black with a variable amount of glossiness, they are primarily scavengers that feed on carrion, leftover food from humans, and also steal food from other birds. Their call is more raucous and harsher than the House Crow.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Top on palm

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A young boy spinning the top on his palm. In the background is some lovely wall art. Shot in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tallest mural in India


Ranjit Dahiya's latest mural of Amitabh Bachchan on a building in Bandra is the tallest mural (230ft) in India. Shot this from a distance of about 5 kms.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mahim mangroves

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The mangroves in Mahim creek bordering Bandra. The hoardings are on the skywalk connecting Bandra east to Bandra railway station.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Bandra birds

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A Golden Oriole female prancing around on the peepal tree outside my balcony.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Evening in Bandra

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The calming evening sky in Bandra.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Fresh flowers and news


Morning in Worli koliwada.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Monochrome mania


The Plastic Monster returning from the sea. An art installation titled 'It never goes away' at the Bandra Worli Sealink promenade to raise awareness about the dangers of dumping plastic into the sea.

The installation titled, ‘It Never Goes Away’ stands 27-foot-tall and is conceptualised by Mumbai-based visual artist SAGE along with execution partner Arthat Studio. Maharashtra had imposed a ban on plastic since April '18.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Fish retailer

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She will clean the fish the way you want to when you buy from her. Cats and crows are her friends who clean up the waste that she disposes for them.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bandra birds

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A male Asian koel on the peepal tree outside my balcony.

Ref Wiki: The Asian koel is a large, long-tailed, cuckoo. It is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely frugivorous as adults. The male is glossy bluish-black, with a pale greenish grey bill, the iris is crimson, and it has grey legs and feet.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Colours of Mumbai

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Green trees below a blue sky with a bird performing aerobatics in Bandra.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

On the periphery

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On the periphery of the fish market at Sassoon Docks.

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