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Old 11th March 2013, 13:51   #16
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Ashesh,

I was smiling all through! It gives you a very different perspective to see your home through some one else's eyes. As many have said here, I would never think of taking my camera out in Mumbai and clicking the beach or BEST buses. All I would see is crowded shabby buses, dirt and filth on the beach and so on. Being away from Mumbai for 3 years now, I realise it's worth and how a part of it lives and stays with you no matter where you are in the world. Thanks for bringing back memories of those umpteen soothing sunsets I have seen sitting on the marine drive promenade, those dreams we had as naive teenagers of buying a house in one of those buildings on marine drive. I can go on and on!!
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Old 11th March 2013, 14:09   #17
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Ashesh,
Absolutely amazing photolog!

Born and brought up in Mumbai, many like me have taken Mumbai for granted.. in the negative sense of the word. Many would go to Daman or Alibaug to visit dirty beaches, but would not give a second glance to the Juhu beach or Marve beach in our own backyard.

Thanks for the eye-opener!

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Amazing photographs Ashesh, you've really captured the beauty and essence of Bombay, and its amazing how you've covered so many places in such a short time. Very crisp compositions and vivid colours. Thank you for showing us Bombay in a very different light.
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Awesome photography.
Traveling all over Mumbai since 20 years and I haven't seen Mumbai they way you have been able to portray.
Great photography.

I was in-fact thinking, visiting all these places since years and never ever have got the time to stop and admire.
Thanks for showing us Mumbai from a VISITOR point of view.
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Excellent pics. And I loved the well thought our captions/write-up for each photo. A good treat.
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Hello Ashesh,

What stunning photography!!! Amazing!!!
And your writeups below make them so much more meaningful.
I have never spent a lot of time in Mumbai but have visited all these places around 15 years back.Thanks for refreshing my memory.
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Was in Mumbai last week and I just loved the place. The people are so nice, courteous and helpful. It was a very nice experience.
Up here in the north, people have become so rude and rowdy. Be it the roads or be it the supermarket, everybody has that "I can buy you" attitude but in Mumbai people are grounded and very welcoming.

And, I loved the BEST. It was an experience in itself. Took a random bus just to have an experience and liked it a lot.

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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Mumbai really is one of its kind place. You either hate it to the core or fall in love with this city.

One thing that I miss badly while being out of Mumbai is food from Urban Tadka - specially subzi banzara, arvi masala.


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The first thing that rushed to my mind seeing the roads and taxis was the awesome traffic discipline inside the city. Last time I'd been to Mumbai some 10 years back and saw a beeline of taxi Padminis all around, but not a single scratch on them; just the opposite of Delhi where every other car or a bus had a dent and were shabbily maintained. Looking at the pictures, I guess it is still the same. Great!

I love photologues and this one was no different. Thanks for sharing a nostalgia.
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Thanks ghodlur. I missed out on lot of things due to time constraint but still I am very much happy with what I could manage to cover in short time. Hopefully I will visit again soon. Juhu beach is not the same which I had in mind but that was around 25 years ago. The bhel puri stalls have been removed from the beach.

Thanks GTO for the appreciation and rating. Indeed Mumbai is a jhakas city. I loved the vibes of the city.

Thanks anand_hc. All the restaurants I visited had excellent food.

Thanks Rajesh. Indeed Mumbai has a lovely charm. I hope you could visit your city soon.

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Beautifully captured in a completely different way than the mumbaikars see it every day. I hope you didnt miss out on the local train ride or gorging on the Mumabi staple food the humble Vadapav or Canon pav bhaji or pani puri stalls at Juhu beach. A visit to the mecca of Indian cricket the Oval maidan or to the CST was a must. There's lots more to see in Mumbai and I hope you will yearn for a return sooner than you thought.
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Stunning photolog!

I was smiling all through the super pictures, supported by excellent photo captions. Thanks for showing me my home in such a wonderful way.

There's so much to do, see & experience in this vibrant city. The action never, ever stops. They say a Mumbaikar has trouble settling anyplace else; certainly applies to me.

*Rates thread a well-deserved 5 stars*

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Nice pictures. Reminded me of visit couple of years back. Brought back memories of eating out at Mahesh lunch home, Mondegar & Leopold cafe. That was my first time and I fell in love with city. Thank you.
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Lovely pictures there.Its been 5 years away from'home' and you have now made me nostalgic big time.

There's no other place like mumbai
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Old 12th March 2013, 11:03   #26
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Thanks DB. Indeed one needs a tourist's eye to appreciate a place.

Thanks SDP. You are right, once we get used to a privilege we take it for granted.

Thanks Lalvaz. I am glad I was able to capture some of the Mumbai and its essence.

Thanks carzone. Tourist have their advantage, they have lot of time to roam around

Thanks InControl. I got my memories refreshed too.

Thanks A M. Those from the north will really appreciate the place.

Thanks infotech58. Although two days are very short to judge a place for person but it's the inital vibes which matter and I got very positive ones Mumbai.

Thanks thoma. Mumbai has a sense for driving. Here in Delhi we have mostly 6 lane roads still we manage to clog them by our me first, me first attitude.

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Ashesh,

I was smiling all through! It gives you a very different perspective to see your home through some one else's eyes. As many have said here, I would never think of taking my camera out in Mumbai and clicking the beach or BEST buses. All I would see is crowded shabby buses, dirt and filth on the beach and so on. Being away from Mumbai for 3 years now, I realise it's worth and how a part of it lives and stays with you no matter where you are in the world. Thanks for bringing back memories of those umpteen soothing sunsets I have seen sitting on the marine drive promenade, those dreams we had as naive teenagers of buying a house in one of those buildings on marine drive. I can go on and on!!
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Ashesh,
Absolutely amazing photolog!

Born and brought up in Mumbai, many like me have taken Mumbai for granted.. in the negative sense of the word. Many would go to Daman or Alibaug to visit dirty beaches, but would not give a second glance to the Juhu beach or Marve beach in our own backyard.

Thanks for the eye-opener!

Regards
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Amazing photographs Ashesh, you've really captured the beauty and essence of Bombay, and its amazing how you've covered so many places in such a short time. Very crisp compositions and vivid colours. Thank you for showing us Bombay in a very different light.
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Awesome photography.
Traveling all over Mumbai since 20 years and I haven't seen Mumbai they way you have been able to portray.
Great photography.

I was in-fact thinking, visiting all these places since years and never ever have got the time to stop and admire.
Thanks for showing us Mumbai from a VISITOR point of view.
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Excellent pics. And I loved the well thought our captions/write-up for each photo. A good treat.
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Hello Ashesh,

What stunning photography!!! Amazing!!!
And your writeups below make them so much more meaningful.
I have never spent a lot of time in Mumbai but have visited all these places around 15 years back.Thanks for refreshing my memory.
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Was in Mumbai last week and I just loved the place. The people are so nice, courteous and helpful. It was a very nice experience.
Up here in the north, people have become so rude and rowdy. Be it the roads or be it the supermarket, everybody has that "I can buy you" attitude but in Mumbai people are grounded and very welcoming.

And, I loved the BEST. It was an experience in itself. Took a random bus just to have an experience and liked it a lot.

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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Mumbai really is one of its kind place. You either hate it to the core or fall in love with this city.

One thing that I miss badly while being out of Mumbai is food from Urban Tadka - specially subzi banzara, arvi masala.
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The first thing that rushed to my mind seeing the roads and taxis was the awesome traffic discipline inside the city. Last time I'd been to Mumbai some 10 years back and saw a beeline of taxi Padminis all around, but not a single scratch on them; just the opposite of Delhi where every other car or a bus had a dent and were shabbily maintained. Looking at the pictures, I guess it is still the same. Great!

I love photologues and this one was no different. Thanks for sharing a nostalgia.
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@ ashesh - Really nice photographs all !! It was a treat going thru them. Kudos to you for bringing Bombay out for all to see


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Thanks Ricky. It was a very pleasant experience roaming around the city as a tourist for a weekend.

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@ ashesh - Really nice photographs all !! It was a treat going thru them. Kudos to you for bringing Bombay out for all to see


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Wonderful photographs Ashesh.

I am missing Mumbai now after seeing the snaps. Have moved to Pune 6 years back.

Was surprised to read that there are no Bhelpuri stalls at Juhu any longer.
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Thanks Amit. Seems the photos have stirred quite a nostalgia among mumbaikars who are away.

The bhelphuri stalls as I remember them on the beach are not there but there are many on the approach road to the beach

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Wonderful photographs Ashesh.

I am missing Mumbai now after seeing the snaps. Have moved to Pune 6 years back.

Was surprised to read that there are no Bhelpuri stalls at Juhu any longer.
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