‘Art washes away from soul the dust of everyday life.’ The wish to wash-down away the mundaneness of the entire week often prompts us to do something different on the weekends. To my utter delight, on one of the previous weekends, I was invited to the Red Carpet Wax Museum, a quirky tourist attraction in… Read More Red Carpet Wax Museum: A cool place to visit in Mumbai
Real museums are places where time is transformed into space. ~ Orhan Pamuk I have always enjoyed trips to museums. My penchant for a visit to museums goes back to my school days when our teachers would take us for trips to museums and gardens. In most of the cities that I have visited, I have gone… Read More Have you been to the oldest museum in Mumbai yet?
By Somali K Chakrabarti One of the benefits of being a part of the blogosphere is that you readily come across a wealth of information shared by people from their own experiences. During my entire stay in Mumbai, though I have been to a number of Chinese restaurants, I had never heard about any Chinese temple in… Read More A Chinese Temple in Mumbai
By Somali K Chakrabarti In continuation with my posts on the Beaches in Mumbai and Heritage Structures in Mumbai, here I tell you about cab services that help you to move around Mumbai at ease. A typical trait of Mumbai that sets it apart from any other city in India is that the city never sleeps. Full… Read More Navigating through Mumbai at ease
Continuing from my last post on the Beaches in Mumbai, here I take you to some of the heritage structures in Mumbai. Mumbai was once a part of the Gujarat Sultanate in the 14th century, was ceded to the Portuguese in the 16th century. The Portuguese gave away Mumbai (Bombay) as dowry to King Charles II of… Read More Popular Heritage Places in Mumbai
Neither by service nor fee Come I to mine estate — Mother of Cities to me, For I was born in her gate, Between the palms and the sea, Where the world-end steamers wait. ~Excerpt from To the City of Bombay, By Rudyard Kipling A home alike to the richest and the poor, Mumbai is… Read More Popular beaches in Mumbai
By Somali K Chakrabarti Ciclovía, is a weekly city-wide, car-free day in Bogotá, when more than 2 million people come out to cycle, hang out and eat on the streets. It has been successfully running since 1974. Ciclovía keeps cars off the streets in the Colombian capital and brings rich and poor together – if only for a… Read More Walking fiesta at Equals Street – a fun filled way to kickstart your Sunday
By Somali K Chakrabarti History has its own charm! Vintage pictures of Mumbai, from the 19th century evoke a sense of nostalgia. These pictures, with their old world charm and enticing simplicity tell the story of how life would have been in those times. The images, though may not be of practical significance, have an expressive value and a… Read More Mumbai in the 19th century – Vintage Pictures