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Ganpati Year Two

Time of Monsoon

 

The Coming Storm

MUMBAI—There were drops of rain on the windscreen this morning. The surface of the Sea Link bridge was wet and there were towering grey clouds in the near distance pierced by light grey rays of sunlight. The news tells of rain in the countryside, rain to the east, rain in Sri Lanka. The official start […]

Out of the City

MUMBAI—I had been too long in Mumbai. I had been too long with only the banyan trees of the city with their long tentacle roots for a taste of nature, the only horizon the Arabian Sea rolling in at the edge of the metropolis. But then one person introduced me to someone who introduced me to […]

On the Streets of Mumbai

Land of Water

MUMBAI—There is a liquid quality to Mumbai. Water is everywhere, omnipresent without being always visible. It is especially so now in the season of the monsoon, but even during the dry season there is a wetness and fluidity to the place. It is hard to catch your breath as it feels like half the air […]

On The Streets of Mumbai

On the Streets of Mumbai

 

Daybreak on the Other Side

MUMBAI—The day is breaking, all full of fog and blowing curtains of rain. There is the feeling of being on an alien planet, one much like our own but strange enough that you are always reminded how far you are from home. It is in the details of commonplace or ubiquitous things, details of things […]

Monsoon Five Scenes