Mumbai Diary

Water in a Bubble #FlavoursomeTuesdays

On Monday I was struck with a severe case of Brain Freeze. Hence, on Tuesday I just couldn’t bring myself to host #Flavoursome Tuesday. Luckily my co host Shilpa stepped in and shared some delightful little gems of good health. These recipes are sure to help you in your quest to shed pounds and get into dancing shape for New Years . I do hope you’ve checked out her post!

Thankfully, my brain seems to have thawed like the Bekti that was lying in my freezer for the last week and now I can think logically.

Yesterday I got this very interesting clip as a forward which I thought would be worth sharing .

This is of particular relevance to the people of Bombay. This monsoon we had some flooded times thanks to the heavy rains and clogged drains. Mumbai city generates 7700 tonnes of waste every day. And most of it is plastic.

In an effort to manage waste, the Government of Maharashtra has declared that it will ban the use of plastic. Especially water bottled in plastic.

With sources of potable water being quite dodgy – ranging from brackish wells to erratic municipal supplies supplemented by water tankers , this didn’t seem like a very good idea. Particularly since waterborne diseases are common.

How would you ensure that water is drinkable and clean unless it is supplied in plastic containers ?

Perhaps these water bubbles are the answer.

What do you think?

Image of Bellybytes

Why don’t you join in with a foodie story on your blog and share it on social media with the hashtag #FlavoursomeTuesdays ?

Till next Tuesday then, cheers !

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. ThE water bubble is a cool idea but even that will need keeping in a clean container right ?Plastic needs to be recycled and up cycled and can’t reach our drains any more.We need more ecofriendly safe solutions for drinking water. We are reaching deep into space and we can’t do this ? I wonder !

    1. Yes I agree with you completely. We cannot do without plastic. And using more paper will mean cutting more trees . What we really need is to go back to an easier lifestyle when there wasn’t so much moving around

  2. Hey, so nice to read your post, Sunita!
    Yes, I have seen this video and I must say that if we want to save our planet from the demon called ‘Plastic’, then these water bubbles could be the best alternative to plastic drinking bottles. Our government has banned plastic bags, and although it can be inconvenient to many, it’s working its way towards a better environment. We still have miles to go before we achieve perfection, but at least there’s a beginning. It will be many more years before the water bubbles make their way into our lives – at least in our country. And, that will be a blessing for sure!
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  3. Plastic has indeed become a life taking thing in our life. It is destroying the environment around us and we are unable to stop using plastic in our daily life nevertheless! I appreciate such a move from government to ban plastic. I also feel like parents or elders in the family need to set an example for kids/younger generation by reducing the amount of plastic usage in daily life.

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