Lion’s Share

Like I mentioned before, I just cannot trek down. My only successful treks have been to Forts in Maharashtra where there were stairs etched out steps. However, this trek to the magnanimous Sinhagad Fort was different. We trekked up rocks and boulders, and I was with some 20-something kids so didn’t want to be caught…

A Floating Library!

I started my professional life in Churchgate, but the reason I am drawn to the place more is mainly because of the used books library at Fort. Well, it’s not really a library, per se, more like a store where you can get original and fake books that are more of hand-me-downs at very reasonable¬†prices….

The Grand Old Man of India

Dadabhai Naoroji who is fondly called as the Grand Old Man of India, was a Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an early Indian political leader. He died in 1917 at the age of 92 and was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, which was India’s first political party. He was a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned 2

Flora Fountain, at the Hutatma Chowk is another heritage structure which is found at the heart of Churchgate, south Mumbai. Constructed in 1864, the working fountain is surrounded with intricate sculptures and depicts the Roman goddess Flora. Although parts of the structure are broken, I sure hope that they restore it soon. The fountain looks…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned

The most amazing thing about the town side of Mumbai, specifically CST and Churchgate are of the city is the tall and magnificent Victorian Structures. However, what I would want to highlight in this picture of the Rajabai tower at the Fort Campus of the University of Mumbai,¬† designed by English architect Sir George Gilbert…