Saturday, October 13, 2007

' Do You want to buy my fish or not.........'

fisher women selling fish

' Do You want to buy my fish or not.........'

Its not a threat nor is it a request......, but its a statement hurled at you by a busy fisher woman of Mumbai in a distinct and definite authoritative tone if one tries to bargain too hard with her.The fisher women handle the selling of the fresh catch from the seas every morning .Typically, the fisher men go for fishing in the high seas and the job of selling the fish is left to the fisher women who go about their job like a true professional.She can be ruthless and requesting,friendly and aloof,calm and agressive all at the same time but one thing is for sure; she does manage to sell all the fish by the end of the day.

a fish market

A peaceful co - existence

a peaceful co-existence

In today's troubled times...........what more can one ask for......

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Ramzaan delicacies on Mohammed Ali Road

Open air Eateries on Mohammed Ali road

Minara Masjid on Mohammed Ali Road  is the heart of Ramzaan festivities in Mumbai.
Days of fasting are punctuated with nights of feasting as families gather at the eateries on the open arterial streets 
around the  Masjid savouring mouth watering delicacies.

streetview Minara Masjid

Mumbai set to lose a part of its heritage

view of Crawford market against the backdrop of the Mumbai Harbour

With the talks of the redevelopment of CRAWFORD MARKET (now christened Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market) Mumbai is set to lose a part of its heritage. Some may feel an exagerration but to me this can be compared to the destruction of the Buddha Sculptures at Bamiyan in Afganistan by the Taliban, though the means and motives are different the results are the same: the loss of heritage.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

monsoon magic

The Monsoon in Mumbai leaves you breathless , wet and oh so romantic!
Enjoy while it rains!

Farewell To Ganesha

Mumbai finally bid farewell to its favorite god Ganesha.Ganesha festival is the most important festival in Mumbai and the whole city is abuzz with "Ganpati Bappa Morya" chants throughout the ten days of festivities.


bollywood stuntmen

Mumbai lives and breathes 'Bollywood' - the unofficial name of the Indian Hindi Film industry based in Mumbai.It is the largest film industry in the world and produces more films every year than any other film industry in the world.
In Mumbai Bollywood makes its presence felt everywhere on the streets, the tea stalls,hoardings et all.
Here are some pictures of the Mumbai junta's bollywood madness.

Johnny Flower-bollywood double at a tea stall

mbai street view outside a Theater