“Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope

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Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar

Artistic people all around -

Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar

The bustling Abdul Rehman Street –

Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar
Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar

Bombay becomes Mumbai ….

Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar

The Bombay High Court

Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar
Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar
Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar
Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar

The steps towards self liberation–Asiatic library

Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar

Vintage look in the city - Afghan Church

Photo of “Mumbaiya Life” – through Neha's Kaleidoscope by Neha Inaskar

MUMBAI – a metro city, home for dreamers, city to become self reliant, it is for rich, it is for poor, and so the list of adjectives goes on for this incredible city.

With immense exposure to the Arabian Sea, Economic Capital of India, a Natural Harbor, one of the most important cities from Ancient Times, Strategically Located. All these things describe Mumbai in geographical content but there are much more in this city that one can peep into it.

What does Mumbai made of? It’s not about crowd, local trains, busy life, malls, parties but much more than that..!! Just a tilt in your outlook and you will see a totally different picture. A picture of intense blends of culture, sundry lifestyles & so on. So, here’s a stance from my kaleidoscope exploring diverse shades of Mumbai.

On weekends, you can see many artists crawling on the streets to capture the beauty of ancient Gothic architecture of South Mumbai which makes us feel more artistic. Jehangir Art Gallery to local artists open air galleries – which reflect various colors of Mumbai.
Photo of Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
It is one of the biggest wholesale markets for all sort of stationery in Mumbai. It is also accompanied with dava bazaar – where you can find all kind of medical and scientific instruments. And here it is connected to the Managaldas Cloth Market – a really big cloth market. The crowded streets, compact shops take you in the different arena of civilization. And yeah there are many chances that you may lost on these streets.
Photo of Abdul Rehman Street, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
And here you can find a temple in the midst of these lively streets – the Mumba Devi temple. The goddess after whom the ancient name of the city changed i.e. from Bombay to Mumbai. The name Mumbai is derived from the goddess, ‘Mumba’, the patron deity of the Kolis, the earliest inhabitants of the island. And yeah how can you forget the political pressure to change the name from Bombay to Mumbai as Bombay gives a British colonial taste as per our politicians. Politics apart whether it is Bombay or Mumbai, it doesn’t matter; because the very essence of this city lies within itself and this is none other than the people living in the city.
Photo of Mumbadevi Temple, Mumba Devi Marg, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
Photo of Mumbadevi Temple, Mumba Devi Marg, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
The giant ancient architecture will mesmerize you. Many architectural features of the building lie in certain sculptures in odd nooks and corners of the walls and ceiling which display diverse art forms. The round and round staircase will make you remember the merry go round. The aesthetic look is the peculiarity of Mumbai High Court.
Photo of Bombay High Court, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
Photo of Bombay High Court, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
Photo of Bombay High Court, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
I feel like this museum is collection of almost everything. The big giant museum showcases our ancient, medieval as well as modern history. The sculptures and paintings are awestruck.
Photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay (formerly, The Prince Of Wales Museum), Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
Photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay (formerly, The Prince Of Wales Museum), Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
Though I have not been inside this library, these big steps are the addas of most of the youngsters. Whether it is to chill out with friends or to read a book or to play a guitar, this place really gives an eternal peace.
Photo of The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Town Hall, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
There are many beautiful places in Mumbai, and the Afghan church is one of them. This was built as a memorial to those of the British and Company Armies who died in the war in Afghanistan. The serene ambience makes you fall in love with this place.
Photo of Afghan Church, Nanabhai Moos Marg, Navy Nagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
And at the end of the day, what else is required when there is a huge Arabian Sea around you – Marine Drive. The breeze which revitalize you again for the new dawn.
Photo of Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Neha Inaskar
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