Thursday, October 9, 2008

City bird : The Flight of the Pigeon

The Pigeon is one bird that has adapted successfully to the of the city.
It is the 'city bird' along with the crow.

It is a delight to see these beauties flap their wings and take to the sky, the sight is both liberating and refreshing.


Fisher-woman returning home.

The Fishermen are the original inhabitants of Mumbai , locally they are known as 'Koli's.

Fishing was once a thriving business in Mumbai but the increased sea water pollution and unchecked construction along the sea front have led to a decline in fish catch over the years.

Fisher folk at work

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Sacrificial Goat

Shakurbhai purchased this goat(he-goat) a few years ago while it was small and vulnerable, it was well fed and looked after over the years.

He takes pride in walking with the goat in his locality and is popularly identified as the " Shakurbhai with the tallest goat" in his neighbourhood.

With time he has become fond of the goat and now he plans to sacrifice it on Eid this week.

Flying High : Going places

Here everyone seem to be going somewhere, albeit the means differ .
Some are on the flight, the others on the bus whereas this man and his son prefer the walk.

India seems to be going places, flying high!

Wirefree in Dharavi

wirefree in Dharavi

The Telecom revolution is here to stay and the increased competition amongst the Telecom companies translates into a lot of smiles for the customers,like this man in Dharavi;even his goat seems impressed.