Tuesday, October 31, 2023


Has the reset button been pressed for the world? 

This is how our world will look after we are done with our wars.

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Monday, October 30, 2023


A couple of foxes looking lost in the forest. A mural in Andheri.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023


Time for some grooming for the crow on the banyan tree.

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023


A slew of billboards to keep the commuter busy when the traffic doesn't move. The guy on the extreme left is a self employed recycler. He picks up all the discarded plastic and paper to dispose off at the recycling agency for a price.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023


It is the time for marigolds! In the festive season this is the most popular flower that is used as offering to the Gods as garlands or decoration in the temples.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Happy Dusserah

 The Durga temple in Bandra all decked up for Dusserah celebrations

The priest lighting the lamp at the idol of Goddess Durga

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a major Hindu festival celebrated in India and some other South Asian countries. It usually falls in September or October, marking the end of the nine-day festival of Navaratri. During Navaratri, people engage in various forms of worship, dance, music, and cultural celebrations. The festival has different regional variations and traditions, but the core theme is the celebration of the divine feminine energy, often personified as Goddess Durga or her various forms. Each night of Navaratri is dedicated to the worship of a specific form of the Goddess.

The word "Dussehra" is derived from two Sanskrit words: "Dasha" (meaning ten) and "Hara" (meaning defeat). Therefore, Dussehra symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

It is also associated with the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, as described in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

For more details please click here

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Monday, October 23, 2023


Education is the basis for growth seems to be the message in this mural outside Chetana College in Bandra. 

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Thyas coronata

This beautiful moth visited me last evening for a short while.
Thyas coronata is a species of moth of the family Erebidae first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. It is found from the Indo-Australian tropics of southern China, Taiwan, Japan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka to Micronesia and the Society Islands. Ref Wikipedia.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Purple haze

We've been having very poor air quality for the past couple of days. The evening sun looked like the moon through the purple haze.

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Thursday, October 19, 2023


The postal department used to be such an important messenger. Now it is email but its such immense pleasure to receive physical mail!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Go green

Uber does its bit towards preventing climate deterioration, goes green with a low emission hybrid or electric car!

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


The sun beating down in full force to begin the day in Mumbai.

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Monday, October 16, 2023


Lion headed creature relaxing in his kingdom. A mural in Andheri sponsored by BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Monsoon memory

On a wet monsoon morning when the wind was blowing and the sky opened up in Bandra.

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Saturday, October 14, 2023



Captain Sparrow just back from having completed a mission successfully!

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Drive slow

'Drive slow. School kids on board.' This sign is displayed on the rear windscreen of all school vans in Mumbai. 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Queue for housing

People queuing up outside 'Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority' offices in Bandra, with the hope of being allotted an apartment by the Government of Maharashtra.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Green building

The ONGC building in the Bandra Kurla Complex is a designated green building designed by the famed architect Hafeez Contractor. For details click here

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