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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Monday, April 12, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Monochromatic spring


The banyan tree outside my window with freshly sprouted tender leaves. 

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The coloured version 😊



Saturday, April 10, 2021

Asian Koel female


A female Asian Koel on the banyan tree outside my window.

The Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent, China, and Southeast Asia. Like many of its related cuckoo kin 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.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Morning shades


 A couple of birds sitting on the lampost having a ringside view of the changing colours of the morning sky in Bandra Kurla Complex.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Summer pastimes


Friends getting together for a round of cards on a summer afternoon with chin warmers in Bandra east. 

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Traffic police

A lovely tribute to the tireless work done by the Mumbai Traffic Police to keep the crazy traffic moving.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Desert roses


 A bunch of desert roses in full bloom in our balcony.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Bulbul


A red vented bulbul on the banyan tree outside my window.

The red-vented bulbul is a member of the bulbul family of passerines. It is a resident breeder across the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka extending east to Burma and parts of Tibet. Wikipedia