At the ‘Gateway of India’, a child admires a balloon while the balloon seller’s son wistfully looks on. The Gateway of India (see below) was built in the Indo-saracenic style to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Darbar in Delhi in December 1911. It is a […]
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This is the office of the Bombay Municipal Corporation. The foundation stone of this magnificient building was laid on December 9, 1884, by the Viceroy, Lord Ripon. The Gothic design by F. W. Stevens was selected over the Indo-Saracenic design submitted by R. F. Chisholm. Completed in 1893, the building has a 255 feet tall […]
Two water vendors pull a barrel of water on a hot summer day accross the streets of Mumbai. The water is pumped out of a tubewell and sold to thousand of hawkers who line the city’s streets. In the background is the magnificient Victoria Terminus building which was built in 1888 and named after the […]
At Mumbai’s Chowpatty Beach, sea facing buildings tower over an effigy of ‘Ravana’ waiting to be burnt to symbolize the victory of good over evil. The paradox of India is its extreme disparity. While poverty is a fact of everyday life, the real estate prices are sky-high, perhaps higher than first world cities.
Brightly coloured Motor Launches provide a pretty foreground to the magnificent Gateway of India.The Gateway of India was built in the Indo-saracenic style to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Darbar in Delhi in December 1911. The Gateway of India is the symbol of Mumbai. It […]
At Mumbai’s Kanheri Caves (see below), a family enjoys an outing while a family of monkeys keeps them company. The Kanheri Caves (see below) were cut of the hill by Buddhist monks between the 1st BC to 4th BC. There are intricate carvings inside the caves. Today, the caves provide shelter to numerous bats and […]