Tag: Where I wander

Mumbai Diary, Travel

Another day in Bombay

There’s nothing more wonderful than visiting your city as a tourist. After all when most of my visits are confined to St. Stephen’s Cafe at Malabar Hill, Off the Hook at Breach Candy or Bhaji Gully at Nana Chowk, my view of Bombay is largely confined to what I see from my balcony. And these …

Mumbai Diary, The Ultimate Blog Challenge

Re-visiting the bylanes off Kala Ghoda

Image of horse leaping on car

 Kala Ghoda   Kala Ghoda has been one of my favourite places to hang around in and I can never really tire of it.   The Black Horse For many years now , the black equestrian statue of King Edward that gave KalaGhoda its name has lain in Mumbai’s zoo.  Well, it’s still languishing there …

Mumbai Diary

Walking down a leafy street in Mumbai’s Art District 

There are very few leafy streets left in Mumbai these days particularly wide ones with old trees and old buildings. Rampart Row which was so called because it was once the rampart of the fort that was Bombay, is one such lovely road. Of course the name has now been changed to K. Dubash Marg …

Festivals and celebrations, Mumbai Diary

Ganpati Bappa Morya -Getting ready for Ganesha

English: Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With Purshottam’s month finally over, the entire city is getting ready to celebrate the festival of Ganesha. With the rains miraculously gone, the past week has seen aT a flurry of activity as makeshift marquees or pandals were being erected in several street corners to welcome the various Darlings …

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Bring on the Band Baja –

Image via Wikipedia Last week I had to hunt around for musicians to play at Anna Shetty’s wedding. Most Indian weddings have a live band escorting the groom’s party to the wedding venue and several early mornings have been   disturbed by loud film music played very enthusiastically by outfits derogatorily referred to as the …