Mumbai's local taxis are iconic. Sometime in early 2015 during one of the many taxi rides I hit upon the idea of a small photo project. I spent the next few months capturing the super colourful interior roofs of the taxis. This is a collection of some of the shots. Full Album (14 Photos) on… Continue reading Mumbai Taxis Photo Project
Snapshots from a photowalk
In June 2014, I accompanied Neel (@EnjayKayb) for a photo walk around the Gateway of India & Fountain areas of Mumbai city. The photo set remained unprocessed for a long time. Here are a few from the morning walk. See full collection on flickr.
Stand-up Comedy at Canvas Laugh Factory
Friday evening was spent at the Canvas Laugh Factory. A first for me and I've come back impressed. A good set of artists and some hilarious scripting. It was fun to see Rohan Joshi (@mojorojo). I've followed him & Kunal Rao on twitter for a bit now and wanted to see them on-stage. Unfortunately Kunal… Continue reading Stand-up Comedy at Canvas Laugh Factory
Monday Mumble: Book a local train ticket with your phone
You can book airline tickets online. You can book railway tickets (long-distance). But you can't buy a local train ticket online. Can you? Here is the idea: Using your mobile phone you could buy a Western / Central Railway local ticket. SMS / USSD will definitely be the most accessible option. You will need to… Continue reading Monday Mumble: Book a local train ticket with your phone
The Other People at blue FROG
Thanks to a dear friend's birthday celebrations, last week I had the opportunity to visit blue FROG and witness my first LIVE music performance. The band that Saturday night was The Other People. They were celebrating 9 years since their first LIVE gig and after the performance I wasn't surprised on what's kept them there… Continue reading The Other People at blue FROG
Air Conditioned Cabs – how will they differentiate
Luxury services spoil you. Last month I made multiple trips to the suburbs and preferred to use the Air Conditioned cab services over the local trains. And anybody who has booked an AC cab in Mumbai will tell you the good times and bad times when you can get a cab easily.Thankfully, there are about… Continue reading Air Conditioned Cabs – how will they differentiate
Khatron Ke Khiladi – Ambient at Churchgate Station
This morning I saw the ambient work done for the new series of Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors hosted by Priyanka Chopra. Surprisingly it doesn't have a mention of the channel's name but instead a logo of Garnier Men. I really feel the message could have been done much better than this. It reminded me… Continue reading Khatron Ke Khiladi – Ambient at Churchgate Station
Can Mumbai afford private swimming pools?
Mumbai, hold your breathPrivate swimming pools with DB homes Spotted this hoarding at one of the busy traffic junction of South Mumbai. Seriously, can our city really afford to have private swimming pools? Isn't the recent spate of water cuts a wake up call to all of us and that too a RUDE one. considering… Continue reading Can Mumbai afford private swimming pools?
The Wall Project – Great Wall of Mumbai
15th August 2009 - While the rest of the country celebrated 62 years of independence from the Raj, I think a handful of Mumbaikars celebrated the independence to occupy a little space on the streets. The weekend witnessed The Wall Project. The aim was to get the local artists and enthusiastic citizens to paint a… Continue reading The Wall Project – Great Wall of Mumbai
Mumbai Photo Marathon featured in Time Out
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… Continue reading Mumbai Photo Marathon featured in Time Out