Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day

It was my 8th real birthday today! Woo Hoo.

I am going to stop posting for a while - I am travelling too much and not out and about in Mumbai as much as I used to be, so for now, MDP is on a break. Sorry for all my faithful readers out there. I will come back soon I am sure, but my travel schedule has me out of Mumbai on/off until mid May. If and when I manage to take photos, I will put them up!
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Friday, February 22, 2008

shoe holder

In Mumbai you see random shoes all over the place - left on the side of the road, at the train station, and apparently also in walls! This was a wall looking out to a courtyard and someone put just this one shoe in the wall!

(I'm out of town for the next 5 days. Will resume posting on my return)
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

school boy crush

I was visiting a boarding school the other day and of course they all wanted their photos taken! This one was the cutest... just seemed to always know how to pose for the camera without really posing!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

another sunset...

As long as I am here, I never tire of the sunsets! It seems that we get the best sunsets around this time of year. Weather is getting back to normal - hot and a bit humid during the day with cool nights!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

black panther cops?

Ever since the 'protests' in my neighborhood about the noise and traffic, there has been more of a police presence around. I'm not quite sure they do much though other than stand around and chat to one another!!
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Monday, February 18, 2008

juhu skyline

A common landmark on juhu beach. It's fun to look out below there at night at see all the 'nightlife' begin... foot massage anyone?!
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

u, me and us

We went to a CD release party the other night for Ajay Devgan's new film - U Me aur Hum. He is the one is all white here -- and directed and stars in the film with his wife Kajol.
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Saturday, February 16, 2008

pride of india

Latin America is known for it's decorated trucks - but India is a pretty good rival! They are all personalized with tons of little things with lots of meaning.
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Friday, February 15, 2008

dvd delivery

One thing that makes living in India so wonderful is the abundance of delivery! McDonalds, subway, the corner shop, fruit walla, veggies, meats, and DVDs! Of course I'd prefer Netflix, but its pretty nice being able to call down the street to get a delivery and then a pickup the next day!
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rageshwari... again

I was at a belly dancing show and the special guest Rageshwari showed up! Its great to see her so involved and out and about. She also has a great sense of humor which kept us laughing!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

sign of the times

At "not just jazz by the bay" in town, there is always a socio-political sign up. This week's is about Big B (Amitabh Bachchan) and the controversy started by Raj Thakeray and the Shiv Sena. Apparently Raj doesn't like what Big B does for his home state of UP and thinks he needs to do more for Maharashtra... I'm not a fan of Raj or the Shiv Sena - so i'm siding with this sign!
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Gulf ad

Anyone who follows this site knows I love old hand painted ads! This one must be quite old - I've never seen a Gulf (gas station or anything else) here! I remember growing up in the US with Gulf gas stations -- but they've even been gone there for a long long time!
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

do we?

My neighborhood association has been holding protests for the last few weekends to try to curb the noise, traffic and mess that the local commercial establishments' patrons make on the weekends. This was one of the signs that was being held up. But i'm not sure that we need the police -- they were there sat night and didn't do much besides stand there and chat to one another!
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

need for fire

Mumbai has been breaking records the past few days with record cold temperatures. Mumbai was actually colder than Delhi at 8.5 degrees on Friday night! All throughout the city people are lighting fires on the roads to keep warm at night. I have been loving it - although it is weird to wear sweaters in Mumbai!
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Friday, February 08, 2008


This is the first time I've seen a Wanted poster in India! It was located at a toll booth on one of the hiways leading out of Mumbai. Anyone want to tell me what they are wanted for?!
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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

It's that time of year again -- a visit to the one and only Chinese temple in Mumbai! Happy Chinese New Year. Have some chinese food today in celebration!
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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

strong woman!

The women in India are so stong..I don't know how they carry all these things on their heads. This woman was walking along the freeway with many more trailing behind her!
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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New Candies!

Candies is a popular eatery in Bandra. There were only two locations until recently when this one one opened near Pali Market. Man.. is it great! It is huge, has tons of outdoor spots, mosaic pictures on the walls (like here) and just has a great vibe! This is my new hangout.

(oh and its Super Tuesday - go vote if you are in the US and in a Super Tuesday State!)

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Monday, February 04, 2008

too cool

I saw this guy and was just snapping away not really thinking about what I was shooting.. then his friend wanted his photo taken too! why do they want their photo when they will never see it?!?
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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Reclamation Fair

Every few months there is a craft and/or handloom fair at Reclamation grounds in Bandra. Today this guy was there getting lots of attention. I'm not sure if he was part of one of the craft stalls or just on his own looking for tips! But colourful nevertheless!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

bird feeder

At Chowpatty beach there is this area sectioned off that appears to be for the pigeons... is this true?! There are always tons of birds there coming and going!
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Friday, February 01, 2008

warning signs

These new 'warning' signs have been put up all over Mumbai. Its funny to read them because I don't think anyone pays the slightest bit of attention to them. This one saying how many drunk drivers were jailed has been up for quite a while without changing numbers. i think it might be more useful if it actually changed and stated how many were actually arrested each week or something. They also sometimes say things to the effect of don't honk, no rash driving, etc. Anyone who has been to Mumbai knows the sign boards aren't having much impact!
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