Friday, April 27, 2007

alternate reality

In the far north of Mumbai there is an area called Powai that is a new up and coming residential and business district, especially for MNC's (multi-national companies)and their employees. Its a totally different reality in much of the area -- the buildings look nothing like other Indian buildings, the roads are wide, tree lined and there is an abundance of western shops like this KFC. There is also a go-kart place, bowling alley, movie theatre, and grocery stores.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, hang on to your old ways.

The new places are there for your "money" and will do their best to get it.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Sanjay said...

Ah, but what gives it away as Bombay is the unexplained pile of rubble, so ubiquitous in that city. I still cannot fathom why there are these random mounds of rubble on every Bombay street. Sort of like white noise or comfort food for the Bombayite (sorry, Mumbaikar), I suppose.

11:23 PM  
Blogger slaint said...

i don't see a pile of rubble -- maybe I am too used to it that I can't even spot it anymore. but this shot (and area) seems so hygenically clean to my Mumbaikar eyes!

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Sanjay said...

Here it is just a little pile in front of the autorickshaw, sort of like unfinished pavement. In Bombay, no street seems complete without a bit of it left incomplete - a uniquely Bombay 'koan' !

12:59 AM  
Blogger Deepa Krishnan said...

Funnily enough, I posted a sort of very different take on Powai just tonight. My post is called "Unreal stuff, man" - I wonder if you'd find it interesting!

- Deepa

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't call it a 'new and upcoming' place though. Been there for a while now, and really took off in the mid-90's.
Mostly done up by the Hiranandani's.

5:17 AM  

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