Two views of Mumbai

Hokusai could take a perfectly symmetric cone and find thirty six wonderful and different views of it. Lesser mortals like us take more complex subjects and are happy if we can coax one or two nice shots from it. When it comes to Mumbai, I’m a bad judge. I love even the ordinary everyday views.

Whether it is photo of monsoon clouds over Malabar Hill taken from a speeding taxi, or a blurry photo of the central city taken from a plane as it circles in for a landing, I’m happy to have my mobile phone on hand to capture yet another view of home. To think that in a century from now the haphazard mess of towers built in the last fifty years might be under the sea!

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.


  1. In a place as throbbing with life as Mumbai having a mobile phone at hand for a quick snap is essential, especially to someone who loves clandestine street photography 🙂

    Is the cityscape really likely to go under the sea, like another Dwarka or Atlantis?

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    1. Several parts of Mumbai are built on hills, and they are unlikely to go under the sea, but a lot of infrastructure (roads, water lines, sewage, electrical stations) are low-lying, and will require large amounts to money to change. I’m pretty certain that Mumbai will become unlivable with any reasonable expected rise in the sea level.

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  2. Nice views of Mumbai on your mobile phone. Thanks for joining in on the challenge.
    I saw a bit of Mumbai on TV a couple of nights ago while watching a documentary about the Maharaja Express luxury train. Its last stop on the run that day was Mumbai.

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  3. Just remember that for some of us, no view of Mumbai is ordinary. ❤ BUT I had a similar thought recently when I was thinking of (yet another) painting of the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. I tried to make it OK by telling myself Cezanne painted a bunch of apples and ONE mountain but no luck.

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