This is the picture of a local train at Victoria Terminus of Mumbai. These trains are the lifeline of the city bringing to and fro thousands of employees to the offices from suburbs homes. These are electric trains and each train has about 700 to 900 seats. But at the peak hours there must be 2000 thousand passengers packed like sardines. There are three services called Western, Central and Harbor running to cover the majority passengers. There must be about 3000 services per day. Last stations on these lines are Churchgate and VT Chuechgate
March 30, 2013
From the Gateway of India we can see number of boats. Most of them are motor driven. Tourist board them to have a enjoyment in the Arabian sea. From a far off distance one can see the Cola a dotted with highrise buildings. At a short distance ahead are the dwellings of the original inhabitants of Mumbai. They are fisherfolk called Kolis who lent their name to the area called Cola a or Kolaba. Their boats are decorated with buntings and fluttering flags. from here you have to take boat for visiting Elephanta Caves situated on an island.
In front of Gateway of India and Hotel Taj in Mumbai, there are hundreds of pigeons. The visitors scatter the seeds and they gobble these with insatiable appetite. They can eat literally from your palms. They are not scared by humans. Here one of them is eating seeds from my palm.
The ordinary looking cafe in Colaba Area of Mumbai. It was here the terrorists struck on November 2008 and killed many customers. After devastation, the cafe which is frequented by foreigners rose again and is again doing business as previously.