Going Beyond the Moment in Sula

It is a tough choice, moving away from the rut and taking some time off. And even though, travelling seems aspirational and equivalent to a holiday for many, being 24 days on the road should be no one’s dream (two months in actuality, with just five days at current home.) When I reached Nashik, I…

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Photo Story: Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai

Nestling in Mumbai’s heartland, Dhobi Ghat is an integral part of the city’s economy. It is also a locality which has made me curious for half a decade. In August this year, I got in touch with Raconteur Walks in the hope to explore this neighbourhood. My 30-minute walk was short and precise, satiating a…

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Mumbai, the City of Dreams?

At 2:35AM the cops in Colaba stop my cab. Gufran steps out and shows them his documents. After the interrogation, he returns to his driver’s seat with a frown and in a few minutes, he calmly vents out his frustration in the matter. I am impressed by him at many levels. Firstly, even though he…

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Photo Story: Chor Bazaar, Mumbai

It has fascinated me forever, Chor Bazaar, near South Bombay’s crowded Bhendi Bazaar. Literally translating to ‘thieves’ market’, this is one of the most interesting places in Bombay. This flea market is essentially stocked up  with antique and vintage second-hand goods. These are either purchased as home decor or are hired by producers for shoots….

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Photo story: Tulshibaug, Pune

Adjacent to the chaotic and noisy Bajirao Road in Pune, lies the even more chaotic and loud market of Tulshibaug. I visited this old neighbourhood on a hot day after fighting the powerful influence of procrastination. And I am very glad I did. No sooner I got off the auto-rickshaw, than I saw the famous…

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My Love Affair with Mumbai

In 2010 when I moved to Mumbai, I didn’t know that the actualisation of my dreams would change me forever. It was the city where I knew no one and had no prior acquaintances and yet hoped I would somehow live there since I was in school. And when it actually happened, I was in…

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