Pipal -- Bombay Photos

The sacred pipal tree and peepul of Mumbai. Mumbai photo blog, Bombay, INDIA.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Photographing Gateway of India

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Birds at Gateway of India

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

The fall of the tree, time wins again.

Time is not to be trifled with it - the rise of the pipal tree and fall of the wall.

Aquafresh filtered water ready to go.

May Rose is a cafe near Metro.

Metro showing King Arthur, knights on shining bikes.

Bullocks near Bombay Hospital and Metro corner.

Tire and Action

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Galli galli me shor hai, mumbai me koi bore hai.

Jay walking Hritik Roshans of Amchi Mumbai.

Waiting for the green light to cross the street in Kalbadevi.

Calling from a cell phone under a Badam tree in Kalbadevi.

Banana grove in the city, while a man repairs the road alone.

East or West, Bombay is Best said the waiter at Mocambo cafe.

Walking down from Metro to Bhuleswar.

Cotton cloth for sale in Crawford market.

Friday, March 24, 2006

I pray to the light and time that is, and I am because of that light and time -- an Methodical Adventurer meditating at Opera House on the teachings of Sant Kabir.

Selling lemons at Bombay Central ain't a cool job in the hot sun for this frail old man in spotless white dress.

Old lady toils at her vegetable shop in the October morning sun, while people rush to work and school, and the lazy shopkeepers slumber on the benches in the background.

Fruit of labour is sweet

Pineapple seller explains how to cut a pineapple
with minimal wastage with a broken hacksaw blade.

Bananana seller counts his earnings outside the barber shop, he sells each banana for 8 annas (1cent).

A taxi with three wheels can go nowhere, explains the young mechanic to the fat taxi owner.

Friday, March 17, 2006


Postures beyond brief nature, for condition,
A shop of all the qualities that man dreams.
- Iachimo, Cymebline, Shakespeare.

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Kagajiawala of Abdul Rehman Street.

They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world:
- Biron, LLL, Shakespeare

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Aamchi Mumbai - Aamcha Haywards 2000 says the billboard at the bustop, and hoarding with politicians pictures above the sign "Shree Mumbadevi Bhojnalaya (Pure Veg)" hotel.

Two men praying before the shopkeeper for some strange reason.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

"At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face." - Albert Camus on seeing the red light at Nepeansea road through the gul mohur trees.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Newspaper recycler and tea stall near Roxy.

College boys eating idlis and bhel near Roxy (Opera house bylane).

Lost lady waiting for a good samaritan.

Maruti car in ruins

Poor man's Volvo

Hotel Krishna in ruins near Imperial Cinema hall.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Flower seller at Gowalia Tank (August Kranti maidan), on the way from Grant Road station to Kemps Corner.

Monday, September 19, 2005

The Fortune Teller outside Jijamata Udyan, Byculla Zoo.

Friday, August 26, 2005

CST/VT Station

AC Chaircar coach of Manmad/Mumbai train

House of tin sheets in Mandvi

Shades and patterns of art of living by the railway line.

Apartment complex next to Central Railway tracks somewhere between Byculla and Sandhurst Road.

Byculla platform #1 is completed cleaned out after the train for Kalyan departed on this bright winter afternoon.

Handsome boy is a role model for Raymond Suitings as seen at Dadar Station with his mother.

Bangle sellers walking by the railway line in Sion

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Sev Puri and Bhel at Vithals near VT.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Bombay Biker boys on Hero Honda