Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Hapoos Mango


 It's the mango season and the Hapoos mango is here! Hapoos is the Indianised name of the delicious Alphonso mango. 

The 'Alphonso' mango is a named mango cultivar that originated in India. The variety is named after Afonso de Albuquerque, a Portuguese general and military expert who helped establish Portuguese colonies in India. The Portuguese introduced grafting on mango trees to produce varieties like Alphonso. The Alphonso is also one of the most expensive varieties of mango, and is grown mainly in western India. Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Spot the sun


The sun peeking from behind a skyscraper in Bandra.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Messi

A tribute to the legendary Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, in Bandra.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Windows

Bare windows of Sion Fort.

The Sion Hillock Fort was built under the regime of the English East India Company, between 1669 and 1677, atop a conical hillock when Gerard Aungier was the Governor of Bombay. When it was built, the fort marked the boundary between British-held Parel island and the Portuguese held Salsette Island that lay to the north across the creek.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

Skywatch


A few clouds, birds and branches of a tree in the vast blue sky.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Paneer and Ice Cream

Paneer is Indian cheese. With temperatures rising Ice creams are the way to go!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Bandra by night

Bandra at night.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Resting moon


 A tired Super moon resting awhile before setting.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Supermoon sky


The 1st supermoon of 2021 playing with clouds and a bird.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Green Mumbai


The sign in Marathi (State language of Maharashtra) translates to - Green Mumbai, Clean Mumbai.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Purple rain

Purple flowers rained from the blooming tree in Bandra Kurla Complex.

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Banyan tree

A grand old banyan tree opposite Gateway of India. It must have seen so much happening there in its lifetime!

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sion Fort


The Sion Hillock Fort was built under the regime of the English East India Company, between 1669 and 1677, atop a conical hillock when Gerard Aungier was the Governor of Bombay. When it was built, the fort marked the boundary between British-held Parel island and the Portuguese held Salsette Island that lay to the north across the creek.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Angry bird

 

An Asian male Koel on the banyan tree looks upset as maybe he lost his girl.

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Minaret


 A minaret of the Haji Ali mosque in Worli. Under renovation.

The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) or the monument of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari in Worli.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Art project

Sign of the group that is responsible for the beautiful murals on the walls in Worli.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

SEBI


The SEBI building in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Bandra east.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is the regulatory body for securities and commodity market in India under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It was established on 12 April 1988 and given Statutory Powers on 30 January 1992 through the SEBI Act, 1992.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Fisherfolk


Fisherfolk in their traditional attire, painted on a wall in Worli.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ma Hajiani Entombed

The Ma Hajiani tomb at Worli. Ma Hajiani was a Saint and a sister of Saint Pir Haji Ali Bukhari. Women come here with offerings of red and green bangles, red indicating a wish to get married and green for offspring. In the picture above you can see the bangles on the stand between the tomb and the window.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Old friend


The coppersmith barbet, the official bird of Mumbai, a regular visitor on the banyan tree outside my window. 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Skywatch


No clouds. Just birds and blues in Bandra Kurla Complex.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Yellow flame tree

! HAPPY HINDU NEW YEAR !


Mumbai is ablaze with these Peltophorum trees in full bloom.

Peltophorum pterocarpum commonly known as copperpodyellow-flamboyantyellow flametreeyellow poinciana or yellow-flame is a species of Peltophorum, native to tropical southeastern Asia and a popular ornamental tree grown around the world. Wikipedia

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