Planet Bombay

India's City of Dreams through the eyes of a Brit who calls it home

Tag: travel writing

Down and out in the City of Dreams

My wife and I live in Bandra, a former fishing village that has been engulfed by the urban sprawl of one of the most densely populated megacities in the world — Mumbai

Lockdown: Panic on the streets of Mumbai

Last night was pretty wild. We came off a Zoom call to find the world in disarray. Our street, which for the past few days had been as ghostly quiet as a neighbourhood in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, was suddenly full of braying traffic. Masked pedestrians carrying bulging tote bags scurried like bandits between the vehicles, bathed in the red glow of brake lights.

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