Madh fishing village, Mumbai

In contrast to the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, Madh fishing village is a quiet haven nudging the Arabian sea. A short drive or ferry crossing transports you to white sand beaches lined by palm tress and a thriving fishing community. The sea breeze is welcoming even...

Haji Ali Dargah Mumbai

Haji Ali Mosque Mumbai Haji Ali Mosque and Daragh sits on a causeway off Worli in the southern part of Mumbai, a striking monument of white juxtaposed against the blue of the Arabian sea. Built in 1431 the Dargah is a tomb named after Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, one of...

Morning rituals and daily life Banganga Tank Mumbai

From the spring at Banhganga Tank sweet water flows and the rhythm of daily life unfolds. Men, women and children dowse themselves in the cleansing water at the start of the day. Holy men clothed in white sit crossed legged, preparing offerings laid with care along...

Dhobi ghats outdoor laundry Banganga Mumbai

Laundry men and washer women work together at the outdoor laundry at Banganga ghats. The clothes collected from local households, wrapped in bundles and tied to a bicycle are transported through the narrow streets and alleyways to be soaked in bathtubs then gathered...

Banganga Tank Mumbai

An early morning walk around Banganga Tank a peaceful haven in the midst of chaotic Mumbai. Banganga Tank is an ancient water tank at the heart of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex hidden away in the Malabar Hill area of Mumbai. Legend says the water first sprang up when...

Life in an Indian Village

An afternoon walk through the village of Jay Ambal Nagar, Mumbai. A lazy Sunday afternoon, for the sleeping dog at least. Glamorous grandmother Mother and daughter hand walk hand in hand The stall holders yellow shirt drew me to take his photograph, such a great...