Bombay11 Bombay Photos

Bombay, Mumbai, India.


Shoe polisher and the moonshiners

The shoe shine family has lost its business to the lottery seller.
Notice the lady of the house (so to speak) in despair,
behind the shoeless red coat selling lottery tickets.
Intense man zooms on his Kinetic Honda
oblivious to the multi-layered housing
near Matunga Western Railway line.

Selling anar (pomegranates), apples,
sitaphal (custard apple), jhibra (cantaloupe)
at Dadar market.

The floor is covered with vegetables
to be picked up by the BMC truck.
Notice the towel-hat.

Gupta Jr's Binaca geet-mala smile.

The Gupta Store at Agripada in Mumbai at night

Gupta General Store selling Vadilal
icecreams, rimzim, 1 paisa cell phones.

The city is a prison, you never escape,
You're forever trapped in the alleys,
Look into the shadows and
you'll see the shape of me.

Mahalaxmi Station on the bridge at night.

I'm alive - and the world shines for me today
I'm alive - suddenly I am here today
Seems like forever and a day, thought I could never feel this way
Is this really me? I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive.

-- ELO