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.

6 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln 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
http://mumbai-magic.blogspot.com/

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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