Tag: Wandering Through Bombay

Posted on: September 9, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–7: Chor Bazaar

Chor Bazaar, another treasure in the heart of Muslim Bombay is a 150 year old flea market squeezed between crumbling buildings and dotting mosques and standing since the British era. The name translates to ’Thieves Market’ but this is not what it was intended to be called back in its …

Posted on: September 2, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–6: Cafe Mondegar

When a place welcomes you with a quote like ‘Reality is an illusion caused by alcohol deficiency’, you know it’s one of those friendly neighborhood bars! That’s Cafe Mondegar, also called Mondy’s, which is not a bar actually in conventional terms for it serves regular Indian, Chinese and Continental fare …

Posted on: August 25, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–5: Bandstand and Bandra Fort

Bandra (West), as everyone knows, is one of the posh neighborhood of Bombay and one of the most expensive suburb, also the first one out from the Island city. Also I haven’t seen so many churches conglomerated at one place anywhere in India but in Bandra. That’s the speciality of …

Posted on: August 10, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–4: Dadar Flower Market

Dadar Phool Gully, also called Dadar Flower Market, is Bombay’s biggest, and perhaps the only wholesale flower market. This market comes alive at 4 in the morning when truckloads of flowers from all across Maharashtra and neighboring states are unloaded here to be literally swallowed by Bombay, hence by 10 …

Posted on: August 4, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–3: Dhobi Ghat

Just off the Mahalaxmi train station is situated Bombay’s largest open air laundry. Called Dhobi Ghat, also made popular by the critically acclaimed (and one of my favorite) movie by the same name. Every day dirty linen from all across the city is brought here to be washed by hundreds …

Posted on: July 30, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–2: Mount Mary Basilica

So this Sunday afternoon post lunch, I headed out to Bandra with the intention to visit Mount Mary Basilica. Though I’ve been there before during Sunday morning mass but I wanted to visit and observe the architecture and minute nitty gritties of the Church in peace, and a pleasant and …

Posted on: July 21, 2013 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Wandering Through Bombay–1: Mohammed Ali Road during Ramadan

Yes I know, I’m late for this series of blog posts. It’s been 6 months and a half since I moved to Bombay and now comes my first post in ‘Wandering Through Bombay’ series (after my previous series, Wandering Through Ahmedabad). The reason being that with my hectic job, I …