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Posts tagged Bombay

Bombay: A Defiant Love Story

Bombay: A Defiant Love Story

“Job Offer” read the subject of an email I had been waiting to receive for over two months. I finally had a job in Bombay- a city I’d wanted to move to for two years. I was ecstatic, and then of course, terrified. You see, I have a special knack for always finding the bad […]

Time Travel With Irani Chai

Time Travel With Irani Chai

The best way to travel back in time is to step in to any of the Irani cafes in Mumbai. Many have written about their old world charm, the no-frills ambiance, the authenticity and the distinct personality of this vintage generation. Their stoic presence is a pleasant reminder of Bombay that was.  Koolar & Co. at Matunga […]

Mumbai: Five Off-Beat Places To Eat In

Mumbai: Five Off-Beat Places To Eat In

‘Beautiful things don’t ask for attention’.  This quote from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an apt description of some unassuming restaurants in Mumbai. Tucked in quiet corners of the city, these are genuinely one of a kind experiences in a world of much hyped theme restaurants serving specialty cuisines at exorbitant rates. Here go […]

Bombay Blues

Bombay Blues

** The black and yellow lifeline Traverses, travels, triumphs over Claustrophobic by-lanes and Temporary disdains; As the sweat and grime, oozing with mundane Expectations and harsh realities coat the conscience, The lusty winds by the sea face offer hermitage to a Troubled mind. There is Hope. Between the tensions and pretensions and the 6.45 Churchgate […]

Review: The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay

Review: The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay

  In Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi’s The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay, the protagonist Karan is an outsider who wants to make Bombay his home. How he sees Bombay through his camera lens is what forms the primary plot of the story. The narrative weaves together different characters and incidents which influence  Karan’s life. As per the author’s note, the […]

Indelible Bombay..

Indelible Bombay..

Pic by Kunal Karan Kapoor Sometimes, the merest thing can trigger off memories- an image, a sound, the whiff of a perfume. I  recently viewed a photograph of Mumbai….endless tall buildings, a grey snaking road and a bird soaring in the sky and there I was transported back to my favourite city. I was suddenly that bird…..free, […]

Bambaiya IV: A tangy evening

Bambaiya IV: A tangy evening

The bell tolls It’s five and he arrives, with his modest cart packed with savouries. Just a whiff threatening to knock out the senses. The ingredients neatly stacked under glass panels fixed on three sides of the cart – windows to a tangy world. Then come the leak-proof cones crafted from discarded glossy magazine papers […]

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