Monday, August 21, 2017

Monochrome mania


Getting to work, in Girgaon.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Inside Outside


People waiting outside the gates of the Khatu Ganesha workshop, Parel, to get a glimpse of the huge Ganesha idols being rolled out to the Pandals in different parts of the city.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Twilight


The evening sky in Bandra east yesterday.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dahi Handi

Dahi Handi is a festive event and a team sport during the Hindu festival of Gokulashtami, which is also known as Krishna Janmashtami in celebration of the birth of Krishna.
It is celebrated the day after Krishna Janmashtami and it involves communities hanging an earthen pot filled with dahi (yoghurt) at a convenient height for teams of young boys/girls to make a human pyramid and attempt to reach or break the pot. As they do so, spectators sing and cheer them on. It is an event with media attendance, prize money and commercial sponsorships.
A participant in this festival is called a Govinda and it is very popular in the state of Maharashtra, especially in the city of Mumbai.
It was celebrated yesterday in Mumbai with great fervour as you can see in the pictures below.


The Captain gauging the height for number of tiers in pyramid to be formed.


The 2nd tier


The 3rd tier


The 4th tier


The 5th and final bursts the pot


And they all come down!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Street Barber

INDIA IS 70 YEARS OLD TODAY



Shave on the pavement in Parel.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Monochrome mania


Ganesha idol being readied in one of the largest workshops in Parel, for the oncoming festival starting on 25Aug.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

On a wing and a prayer


The crow hung on a wing and a prayer. His prayers were answered as the Mumbai Fire Department boys vroomed in to rescue him. They got him off the tree and took him to the Veterinary Hospital for treatment. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sales pitch


The street entrepreneur, at the flea market in Kumbharwada, making her sales pitch for her wares while the guy sitting behind lets out a yawn.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jama Masjid


The Jama Masjid in Bandra.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Monochrome mania


Propped up balconies in a building in Girgaon.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bird in flight


A lone bird enjoying the dark sky in Bandra east.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Well grounded


A street side shop at ground level in Girgaon.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Monochrome mania


Girgaon in transition from Bombay to Mumbai.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tea time


Tea time at the chai tapri outside Banaji Ateshbehram (Parsi Fire temple) on Maharshi Karve Road, Girgaon.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

When Mumbai was Bombay


This is how buildings were decades back when Mumbai was Bombay.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Space crunch


Space crunch at flea market hence this lady vendor has managed to squeeze herself in the available space to sell her wares.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

God re-homed.


These idols in Thakurdwar, discarded from apartments are now re-homed under a tree. In Mumbai, even God faces housing shortage.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Street Shopping


Shopping at the flea market in Kumbharwada.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Skywatch


The sky last afternoon.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Chapel


A pretty chapel at the entrance of Khotachi wadi, Charni Road.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Monochrome mania


The Goan Institute Building on Jagannath Shankar sheth Road.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Tapri chai


In Mumbai a 'Tapri' is a shanty tea shop strategically located at the street corner, near college campuses, offices or basically near any establishment that will provide customers for brewed tea or chai. The above was at a street corner in Girgaon.