Monday, October 15, 2007

lovers lane


This stretch of new road in Bandra reclamation area has been taken over in the evening hours by couples looking for a little time together. It's actually quite a nice view of Worli on townside. I wonder if it will continue to be lovers lane once the new bridge is finished...
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, now stop showing THESE photos. I am sure you have better things to do... like going out during night time and take some pictures of navaratri playing folks!!

What do you say? In India there is a proverb "Dung beetal can smell only dung even if there is a bigger stack of sweets right next to it" :-)

I have been enjoying your blog for a long time now. NEarly 2 years.


4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:16, That is a mighty rude way to make a request to someone whose blog you claim to enjoy so much. I think that the dung beetle analogy applies more to you than this blog. Speaking for the rest of us more appreciative Indians, I hope slaint posts whatever she feels like posting, whenever she likes.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Drama Div@ said...

reminds me of my last visit to mumbai...

9:03 AM  
Blogger slaint said...

thanks second anonymous.

i know that navatri is going on and durga devi, but honestly i haven't happened across any photos of those in the last few days.

and perhaps you do not realize that it is not easy to go and take photos EVERY SINGLE day for months on end? A hobby that used to be enjoyable has been made routine and unenjoyable by comments like these.

There have been several other daily photos in Mumbai since I began this, but if you notice none of them were able to make it even a year! Its not easy to keep it up and continue to find new perspectives on things --- AND have a life!

I will keep my eyes peeled for navatri tonight -- but don't hold your breathe!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

I came across your wonderful blog when I was researching a story, and then got hooked. On cold wet days in the UK, I can click on Mumbai Daily Photo and feast on a little of that vibrancy, and it makes all the difference. Please just keep on following your own star. It's working!

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I hope the blog owner is matured enough to take a beat once in a while. As I said 2 years I have been enjoying, I saw the photo in kind of sequel again so I reqested to post something that is closer to the spirit of the city. Whats wrong about it?

I am sure Slaint or whoever is managing this blog is for people to enjoy and make them aware of local life... I suggest second anonymous to gather some awareness.

Proverbs are taught here in US in scholls. They call it litrature.

And I never said blog-author is dung beetal, did I?

Very immature of second anonymous. Very Indian!!

And to others, may be rudeness is Indian way of life? Don't expect other to be like you. WRONG expectation :-)

4:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that your photos are amazing, and each day I look at them i have a little thought that this must be a huge task to undertake everyday, and admire you for doing this, im also grateful for each pic you post

Please continue taking the photos, as you are...there are alot of people who enjoy it!

8:46 AM  
Blogger slaint said...

thanks for the encouragement!

anonymous 4:16 -- there is another proverb taught in school in the US - if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!

This photo actually had nothing to do with the other photos from the CHIP fundraiser - so it wasn't part of the series.

I do get requests sometimes and several people had requested that I show the more elite/modern side of Mumbai, which I felt was valid as for the last 18 months I have pretty much showed the down and dirty -- And this is a huge part of Mumbai too.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous out4fun said...

Fantastic blog. Keep it up. As for Anon1 think of his comments as water off a dung beetle's back. Tee! Hee!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good blog, when do you find time for all these pics?

I am sure you are doing this for fun. What do you want to say with the blog? Do you want to show A side of the city or things in general?

7:30 PM  
Blogger slaint said...

I used to do this for fun.. mostly because I loved taking photos and exploring new areas of Mumbai. My work with non profit organizations takes me to all corners of the city. These days I am in one place most of the time, so its become a bit of chore to get out to unseen pastures.

the point of the blog... mumbai and india are in the news quite a bit these days, but i don't think people have a correct view of how life really is here (from a foreigners perspective), so I wanted to show it how I see it on a day to day basis!

7:56 PM  
Anonymous passerby said...

Slaint...You did a great job! Don't mind those boring comments like anonymous4:16's. He just don't know how to make blog like yours! LOL.. Anyways, keep it up slaint! You're a real journalist for me! As what US blog pioneer Dan Gillmor calls, “GRASSROOTS JOURNALISM -- by the people, for the people!” Keep posting! Enjoy your passion! More power to the whole team!

7:03 PM  

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