Some photographs that I took from the city. I haven’t got the time to shoot and upload photographs But no worries, I’ll be back in no time.
It is the best place to have some quiet time with yourself, away from deadlines, work, family, friends and commitments. After a long day of work, you’d want to spend some quality time on a bench at a park, facing the sea, during the day or night. I discovered Breach Candy Park on a rainy day, although the time that I went there was bad because the park was shut and I had to wait for a while for the park to open again. As soon as I entered the park, all my worries, my thoughts and irritation dropped dead. I felt completely deserted and alone, in a good way altogether. After some time I had managed to stroll around the darkness and finally got the hang of the park. There weren’t many people around me so the emptiness was like a friend to me and the light flickering on a lamp made me feel warm….
You may live in a village, surrounded by boats, fishing nets, their resentful wives and headstrong children. The life of a man in the fishing business means more time spent apart from their families, day and night struggling with nets and fish, most of the time spent on the sea, early morning markets and community affairs. Michael, has been working on the fishing net business since 50 years, his ancestors continued to do the same thing and excelled at it every year, and now he is training his son to work on the nets that usually take up 2-3 months to make, depending upon the size and volume. He not only makes the nets meant to catch fish throughout the year, but also goes at sea for weeks or maybe months catch fish, it depends upon the kind of fish they are told to catch; or what kind of fish they find in the sea. He has lived in Worli Koliwada village from childhood; his father was also in the fishing business, who taught him all about catching fish, making nets and training him to catch fish. It was a lifelong tradition to take part in community meetings for Catholics and lead the way into the village.
Magnetic designs of slip shoes or ‘chappals’, as they label it in Mumbai, are not only affordable but also very swanky by fashion. Just on the narrow lanes of Fashion Street, I found these Indian traditional shoes only for Rs. 350 (you can also reduce the rate if your bargaining ‘street’ skills are awesome!). The best thing about buying clothes, shoes and bags at Fashion street is that you get hell lot of variety from ethnic wear to western wear and also to night wear, although one thing that I disliked the most is the concentration of men’s wear more than women’s.
Will those streets be as fulfilling as it were before but without stray dogs and cats? Will the people feel safe if stray dogs are kept somewhere far away in a cage and given insufficient care all year long; even killed if nobody is ready to adopt them, especially the older ones. It’s better that stray animals roam the street with the slightest hope of receiving food or water at least twice a day. It’s better if they get some comfortable location to sleep for the night under a car or on a footpath. It’s better if the ‘other’ people are not to be blamed for the maintenance of the animals, when we ourselves can buy a packet of biscuit or two to feed them and care for them whenever possible. Animals can’t speak and if they could they’d rather roam the streets of Mumbai than being caged and leashed far away from hope. This will only be possible if the people are not too rough with the animals; children will stop considering them as toys to throw stones or sticks at; or even the moronic men who seems to scare the animals like they don’t deserve to live a life.
Bamboo as a natural resource is becoming very common to see not only as part of a structure, but as the entirety of a number of structures. Bamboo building materials are renewable, strong, resistance of pets, sturdy, and flexible. Nowadays, people prefer using bamboo material to add a little uniqueness and elegance to the environment. It is becoming the modern ideal for building materials.
This photograph was taken at Worli Koliwada Village; it was the closest point from Bandra- Worli sea link. There was countless number of boats lying on the sea. Most of the boats set sail whenever there is a high tide, regardless of the days that it takes to catch the fish. The boats are of many colors and designs, most are the usual flat bottom boats that are meant for sailing and travelling long distances on the sea. The village witnesses plentiful of fish every morning, serving as the freshest sea-food market in town.
In a city like Mumbai, where people run faster than time, work is the only reason to keep them going, regardless of the hot climate or some political riot out on the street. The people are built to run, work, exhaust and come back home to enjoy the meal they truly deserve. The people are bustling with life of recognition and money. Money is the second most important thing than life itself. The first one is for you to decide.
Worli Koliwada Village, located deep inside the compact lanes sided with grocery stores, beauty parlors, vegetable vendors and dry fruit sellers. It’s a complete package of dedicated people willing to co-ordinate with visitors, to tell their tale of the traditional village that they live from sunrise to sunset. There are many elements to this village; each element has its own grateful story. It was the perfect combination of a 20 minute walk to a compelling sunset.
Some of my photographs of the village…
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Exclusive. Verdant. Sassy. It’s a high-class polished sense of style, with a dash of simplicity and originality. It’s what ‘The Shade Of Life’ is all about. Fashion stylist, Amreen Dhurue has her very own style of confidence, sophistication and appearance. Her love for fashion will drive you into the world of obsession and fantasy. It’s not what she has, it’s what she owns.
It’s true, people believe it and I do too in some way. There isn’t really a rule or maybe a way that a person can just move on, life has its own turns and you never know when you go through some really unexpected route. Sometimes the same problem can appear after certain intervals, maybe even years. So you see, the problems will never end, what has to end is the way we tend to put down those amazing things which do matter.
Life doesn’t always go according to what you think, sometimes it gets better or sometimes worse. All you can wish for is something that isn’t empty and lifeless; something which doesn’t bore you or makes you feel lonely. Life has its turns and whenever it stops at your doorstep, take control and don’t let it pass by.