the exotic familiar?

preference for the known non-indian exotic? but not excited by unknown indian exotic? even at the same cost?

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walking down the lanes of bandra…

there is this quaint part hidden in the midst of a large, hip suburb with big buildings on either side with a suspension bridge on the third stuck in time. between modernity. this little village. stays afloat. islamic architecture melts into christian porches crosses at every turn that date to the 17th century. drying teddy bears dot today’s presence graffiti welcomes in freedom of expression … Continue reading walking down the lanes of bandra…

discovering bombay in mumbai… part 1

i was commissioned (for a lack of any other word) to write audio tours for a company based in europe! at first i was worried. yes, of course i know my city – bombay, mumbai and all of it in between. but do i know it well enough to tell others about it? so i walked, talked, photographed and re-discovered my city!
in this series, i want to document all the little tit-bits that made me get awed, charmed, amazed, angry, delighted and interested in bombay & mumbai!

we begin at watson’s hotel!

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kankaleshwar temple at beed…

i decided to travel into interior maharashtra, accompanying my husband (who was traveling on work), more out of curiosity than with any agenda. i have grown up in pune, but never really gone around maharashtra, except for a couple of visits to nasik, nagpur, mahableshwar and of course mumbai… he needed to go to beed, latur and parbhani, all small towns in the interiors of … Continue reading kankaleshwar temple at beed…