chimbai fishing village up at unboxed writers…

my article on chimbai fishing village went up at ‘unboxed writers’… and i am very pleased that they liked that piece and chose to showcase it. i had it on my blog a couple of weeks ago… check it out at: discovering chimbai fishing village, bandra…   what upsets me is that this village is almost a symbol for the rest of mumbai. there is … Continue reading chimbai fishing village up at unboxed writers…

girl with fish

where the walls come alive in bandra, mumbai

i visited the lanes behind the big and busy hill road multiple times. first for a photo walk with a friend, which was the first time i discovered such graffiti on walls in mumbai… the city i have lived in for more than 7 years now! it was a revelation. just a short distance from the train station lay this treasure trove… i always wonder … Continue reading where the walls come alive in bandra, mumbai

chimbai village, bandra

Let’s go on a walk down Chimbai Road in Bandra. Through the bylanes, passing some vintage-cute bungalows, walk till we hit a decrepit bungalow with suspected squatters, take that left and walk till we reach the water’s edge. This is the Chimbai koli village. Just across the water to the left, across the water you won’t venture into, lies the glitzy, glamourous Bandra bandstand with … Continue reading chimbai village, bandra

rains rains rains… i am waiting…

right now, i have this horrible feeling of anticipation, layered with that fear that i might just be bypassed… that feeling of being left out of some great plans… i can smell the wet earth that has been moistened for the first time after a hot, parched summer. the winds have brought that delicious smell right to my nose, but i cannot feel or see … Continue reading rains rains rains… i am waiting…

the yacht at bandra stays down to earth…

as you stand on the ledge, just two steps up from the pavement, you will see this dark door, standing straight and firm to the right. stained deep brown with the dirt from all the hands that have been there. so push it with your fingers pressed against the very top of the door, beyond the dirt, beyond the stains you are still outside, it … Continue reading the yacht at bandra stays down to earth…

living in the midst of the madness called mumbai

monday madness with mumbai mondays. (posting it a day late this week, but plan to make this a tribute to the city i live in, every monday!) reporting from mumbai. to the west of india, in the state of maharashtra. i have lived here for 1/3rd of my life! was here for the first three years of my life, then my parents moved out. i … Continue reading living in the midst of the madness called mumbai

discovering bombay in mumbai… part 2

the gateway of india. i have been there many times… walked by, read the carved words on the top ‘built to commemorate king george  V’s trip to india’… stood under the shade as i waited for my ferry to alibaug or elephanta caves… read about it the news when a girl was molested on new years’ eve… this was remnant of the past, of another … Continue reading discovering bombay in mumbai… part 2