If youâ€™ve been an old timer on this blog, you will know that in April 2007, Nirav and me organised the Mumbai Photo Marathon. The event got featured in the April issue of Time Out Mumbai â€“ Rachel explores the various amateur photography clubs in the city.
The pace was manic at the Mumbai Photo Marathon in April 2007. Advertising executive Kapil Bhatia and his friend Nirav Mehta decided that the city needed a photo-walk on the lines of those held in Germany and the US. Twenty-five photographers made their way from Juhu to Dadarâ€™s flower market, Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali, Fountain and Kala Ghoda before winding up at the Gateway of India, taking pictures along the way. â€œWe started off with a big blooper,â€ Bhatia recalled. â€œWe decided to shoot sunrise at Juhu Beach, but once we reached Vile Parle we were like, â€˜Where the fuck is the sun?â€™ Nobody figured that it doesnâ€™t rise in the west.â€ The rest of the trip passed without more embarrassment, prompting Bhatia and Mehta plan to host another marathon after this yearâ€™s monsoon.
And while you are at Time Out, you must check out their cover story on Breakfast in Mumbai. There is an exhaustive list of all the places you can enjoy the first meal of the day. Only problem â€“ got to be up early on Sundays to be able to experience them.