Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Victoria Terminus

Victoria Terminus (now called Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and the taxis below. A historic spot in South Mumbai.

Monday, July 30, 2007

In the train

A typical day inside the ladies compartment.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Cow in the rain

This skinny cow was trying to find a bit of shelter from today's rain storms.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Night scene

An interesting sight in south Mumbai - a black and yellow taxi and a black and yellow Hummer.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Rain at last

It's been very dry for the last couple weeks, but today there has been heavy rain and already there is flooding. I wonder if this garbage truck will make it!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Elephant sighting

This friendly elephant was walking the city streets collecting donations with his trunk and delivering them to the man on his back.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Street market

A busy street of people and vegetables at Vile Parle market.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Working day

Two women in their colorful saris heading out for a days work.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Deluxe real estate

Here is a prime property overlooking the ocean in Bandra. It is interesting how many homes like this remain in disrepair as property value continues to rise steeply.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Highway view

A shot of the slums while speeding over a highway overpass. There are many slums that line the major highways in Mumbai.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

School's out!

I passed this wonderful group of joyous children jammed into a rickshaw on their way home from school. What a great way to get around.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Night vegetable stand

A great shot of all the veggies at night on a quiet street.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Speckled goat

A school boy stepped back behind his mother to peek at this speckled goat standing outside his house.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

At the beach

Here is a family taking a walk on Juhu beach. It is amazing to see the glorious waves and the masses of trash on the shore.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Train ladies

A fantastic shot of the crowds at Bandra station. I love all the colors - especially near the ladies-only compartment.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Lone Ranger

A lone crow surveys the scene at Juhu beach as the storm looms. He's one of thousands that patrol Bombay's rugged coastline on a daily basis.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Railway Kids

A group of young children gather to be centre of attention when the camera comes out in a railyard where they live in south bombay.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Run off...

let it rain... millions of litres of fresh rainwater slip away during the monsoon... rainwater harvesting could prevent massive short falls faced by the local municipality's every year.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wet Steps

A group of women negotiate the constant stream of run off as they descend the famous Mt Mary Steps in Bandra West.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dark City

The monsoon exudes an ominous presence as her grey clouds linger in the early morning.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Forever Rain...

Sometimes the monsoon rains feel like they go on forever... this is taken from my eighth floor apartment in an attempt to illustrate the heavy downpour's which are routine at present.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Red Rick

A rick shaw driver is surrounded by the surreal glow of eternal brake lights as the crawling peak hour traffic draws on
- Mark Lapwood

Monday, July 09, 2007

Median Strip

A young girl attentively picks critters out of her Mum's hair in their makeshift living room... Amidst the traffic.
- Mark Lapwood

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Juhu Lights

Sunday evening - A man sells colourful toys on Juhu beach as the monsoon sunset graces the evening skies behind...
- Mark Lapwood

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Another dry day!


A typical busy Saturday afternoon.

Slaint will be out of Mumbai for the next month, but MDP will continue as usual, with some wonderful people filling in. Enjoy!
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Friday, July 06, 2007

napping on a dry day

Today we have had no rain and people are taking advantage of it by getting out of the house... even for a snooze on the street!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

more monsoon essentials


Umbrella, pants rolled up and flip flops... this is what you need to survive monsoons!
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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

who does the dishes?


In the little lanes often found in chawls (in many aras, the "slum" areas consist of many chawls) you will find everyone doing all their household chores outside. This pile of dishes was sitting out in the rain -- I assume its owners were waiting until the deluge of rain stopped!
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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

slowly coming up


It's raining cats and dogs, but so far most of the city is still managing. Just a few little effects like the sewers popping up because they are too full of water!
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Monday, July 02, 2007

umbrella nation


I'm still waiting for the perfect umbrella show where the only thing you see are umbrellas -- but haven't gotten it yet. But I did like this view since it was so colourful!
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Sunday, July 01, 2007

cleaning the drains


This man decided to take matters into his own hands.. to clean out the drains. As you can see the area was already quite flooded. We have experienced heavy rains for the past two days, but luckily it stops for a bit to let it drain off. But already I know of 2 people's homes that have been flooded. Already we have reached 40% of our yearly rainfall and its only the first month of monsoon!
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