Thursday, December 31, 2020

Pillars and boxes


 Ornate pillars separating boxes of artefacts in the Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

The last post for the year 2020 that put us humans under house arrest and taught us how less is more.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Capital


A deserted street on a Sunday morning in the financial district of Mumbai, the Bandra Kurla Complex in Bandra east.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Empty Starbucks


 On a Sunday morning when people are having home brewed coffee.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Sharp eyes


 Keeping a sharp eye on the proceedings are the Mumbai police at a religious gathering.

This is Pre Covid from my archives. 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

A slice


 The balcony there is perfect for moon gazing in Bandra east.

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Indian Golden Oriole


 An Indian Golden Oriole posing for me outside my window๐Ÿ˜Š

The Indian golden oriole is a species of oriole found in the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. The species was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Eurasian golden oriole, but is now considered a full species. Wikipedia


Friday, December 25, 2020

Edible moon


 The moon being eaten up by a monstrous tree in Bandra east.

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๐ŸŒฒMERRY CHRISTMAS๐ŸŒฒ


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Celestial romance


 Jupiter and Saturn getting closer all the time, as viewed from our terrace in Bandra east, Mumbai.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Museum


 Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in the vicinity of Byculla Zoo, Byculla East, it was originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts, and was later renamed in honour of Dr. Bhau Daji Lad. Wikipedia

This is from my archives, Pre Covid.

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Moon magnet


 The magnetic moon attracting all birds.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Okra flower


 Okra flower in my balcony garden.

These flowers will drop off within a day of flowering leaving behind a green nub that will transform into the Okra.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Plastic kills


 An art installation in Bandra showing a distraught fish stuffed with plastic waste.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Crowning glory


 Sunset in Bandra.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

King Size mural


 A King Size Mural for the Superstar of the Hindi film industry Mr.Amitabh Bachchan on his 75th birthday by Ranjit Dahiya of the Bollywood Art Project in Bandra.

Linking to Monday Murals

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Desert rose


 A desert rose bud blooming in my balcony. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Adenium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae first described as a genus in 1819. It is native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Wikipedia

The coloured version below -


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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Raptor


 A black kite posing for a profile pic on our terrace in Bandra east.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Fluffed sky


 The sky in Bandra east last evening was all fluffed up with bits and pieces of clouds strewn all over in the evening.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Birth of a butterfly


 Just born lime swallowtail butterfly at home ๐Ÿ˜Š It flutters its wings to dry them and is then ready to fly out to greet the world.

The Caterpillar was on a plant in my balcony. Had brought it in and kept it in the lantern to save it from predators. Fed it with leaves. And this was the result ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Bandra east


 Bandra east skyline. The tiny domed structure on the right is a Gurudwara, a Sikh temple.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Pegasus


 A hallucination of the drugged man lying on the ground? 

An art installation of a winged horse filled with empty cans and bottles.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Lunacy


 GIMPed around with the photograph of a full moon through a leafy frame.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Litter burning


 Burning the collection of fallen dried leaves gets rid of them in addition to providing warmth to the homeless.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Indian Golden Oriole


 An Indian Golden Oriole male outside my window in Bandra east. 

The Indian golden oriole is a species of oriole found in the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. The species was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Eurasian golden oriole, but is now considered a full species. Wikipedia


Friday, December 4, 2020

Dusk

Dusk in Bandra.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

CDP Theme Day - Comfort food


 Roti (Indian bread), Saag (Green leafy Vegetables curry), Achaar (Pickles) - my comfort food.

Linking to City Daily Photo Theme Day

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Flyovers


 Flyovers in Bandra Reclamation. This area was part of the Arabian sea a few decades back. Now it is a bustling township in Bandra.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Over the moon


 One flew over the moon.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Evening sky


 The evening sky over Bandra east.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving


 Thank you everyone for being part of this wonderful blogging journey. This beauty bloomed on my balcony ๐Ÿ˜Š

 Happy Thanksgiving Day all!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Architecture


 Canara Bank with its wings spread wide! Architecture in Bandra Kurla Complex. 

Yes, it's my shadow with my bicycle. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Linking to 'My Corner of the world'


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Indoor Cricket Academy


 The Sharad Pawar Indoor Cricket Academy was innaugrated in 2007 in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Bandra East. The facility which can have controlled temperatures ranging from 14C to 40C has 7 indoor nets for training/practice.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A slice


 A slice of light hurtling through space.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Lime Swallowtail


A lime swallowtail butterfly laying eggs on a lemon plant leaf in my balcony.
 

Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. The butterfly is also known as the lime butterfly, lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail, and chequered swallowtail. These common names refer to their host plants, which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Wikipedia

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sunrise


 Fishing boat at sea during sunrise at Sassoon docks.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

All glass


 The ICAI Western Region building in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Bandra east.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is the national professional accounting body of India. It was established on 1 July 1949 as a statutory body under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 enacted by the Parliament to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India. Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Life wins


 Wockhardt Ltd. is a global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company headquartered in Mumbai, India. I liked its tagline - Life Wins. This building is in the Bandra Kurla complex in Bandra east.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Festival of lights

HAPPY DIWALI

In India it is time to celebrate Diwali - the Festival of lights. This is a building in Bandra east.


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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020

Blue sky


 A clear blue sky over the Bandra Kurla Complex in Bandra east.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Happy


 Happy having sold all that they had brought to the market at Sassoon docks. Pre Covid. From my archives.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Art installation


 An art installation in the compound of a building under renovation in Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra east.