I have a thing for Roof tiles. Primarily because my childhood has been spent in a house with roof tiles. I love them. Though during summers they become hot during the day, they can beat any air conditioner during nights. But roof tiles can be nasty during rains. The picture is one of the roof tile house in Mumbai. The man on the roof is preparing it for the monsoons. This was new to me. People get their roofs coated with tar so that they can make it waterproof! Brilliant! Apart from the roof tiles what i love in this picture is the stark difference between the way people live in Mumbai. Right behind the man you can see a tall building, where people wouldn’t care much about leakage through their roof (in most cases :D) and on the other side the people in such houses plan way ahead to get their houses protected from rain leaks. This does not mean they are poor, they just enjoy hugging their heritage everyday 🙂 Advertisements
“Of people and nature, colors and textures, Infusing and blending together, creating its own form, Art as it should be – free, imaginative, and soulful, Inspired from life, around and within.” This picture is of a street at Kala Ghoda in South of Mumbai. Kala Ghoda which in english means (Black Horse) is popular for its culture of arts. You will find here the famous Jehangir Art Gallery were many artists display their work. Right outside the art gallery you would see some astonishing work done by some not so famous or aspiring artists. From portraits, to sketches, to handicraft you would find art in its various forms here all inspired from people and life.
“LOVE – LIFE – CRICKET” Indians have three passions – Food, Bollywood and Cricket. Cricket is not just a game for us but a heart hailed cause that brings the entire nation together. We scream, we cry and even the non-believers pray to the almighty with a pacing heart. This picture is from the lanes of Thakur Wadi. Thakur Wadi is a Chawl in South Mumbai. A Chawl is a structure of accommodation which is usually ground plus few floors with small houses right next to each other. In a Chawl unlike today’s housing apartments, everyone knows each other. A Chawl is a big happy Indian family who is a partner in every tiny celebration and events of grief. They grow together, live together and stay intertwined for life. The picture as it is framed, shows you a glimpse of life here. The sun was about to set and the kids, who have just returned from the school, were busy playing their favorite game. While they ran and shouted in excitement and happiness their parents and neighbors watched …
“The value of a piece is only discovered by the hands which bring it to a form, a form which is meaningful, beautiful or simply connected to lives “ This weekend I decided to take part in the near and far travel blog competition by Laterooms.I grabbed my phone camera and traveled all the way to South of Mumbai to discover what I had never seen before. However at the last moment I decided to write my post for the competition on the Gir Forest, because I just could not come up with the right words for the experience I had been through during my trip. Though few pictures were a disappointment (I could not capture them through the right angle) I could manage few clicks which tell a story of vintage Mumbai. My photo series by this title will carry the pictures I took during my day tour through South Mumbai, accompanied by interesting tales that I gathered from people i met.