Tag Archives: Bombay

Mallet Ferry Wharf

Mallet Ferry Wharf! I visited the place. It is a ferry terminus and fish trawlers unloading port in Bombay. Whole area smells of fish even from a distance. Hundreds of fish traders stand on the platform and fish baskets are conveyed to top from boats by ropes and mesh nets. There are mounds of fish of… Read More »

Boabdil: The Unfortunate: El Zogoybi

Boabdil is a Spanish corruption of the name Abu Abduallah. He was the last king of Nasrid rulers of Granada. He was also called El Chico, meaning the little, or El Zogoybi, the unfortunate. Zogoybi is the name of the protagonist of the book “The Moors Last Sigh” written by Salman Rushdie. The Moors are… Read More »

Sense of Ennui

Our colony is very big in comparison to most colonies in Bombay. It is spread over an area which has circumference of about 3 kilometers. There are 1400 flats. Once upon a time this colony was bustling with people. But after the 2005 floods decadence has set in. An exodus ensued and people began to… Read More »

Bombay Duck is not a duck!!

Guess what is Bombay duck?  Any normal person will think that it must be a duck living in the water bodies around Bombay. There is a surprise. It is a fish!!! In fact Bombay duck or Bummalo is a fish belonging to lizardfish family. In the areas around Mumbai and Konkan, this fish is found… Read More »

Monsoon in Mumbai

Indian continent experiences a number of weathers. Even there are vast differences in the weather along the length and breadth of India. Unlike Europe, the weather changes are rapid and during the year one can experience biting cold and searing heat at one place. This is particularly true in the Northern plains. The weather along… Read More »

Description of Early Bombay nee’ Mumbai

This information is given about Bombay in the Imperial Gazetteer during the period 1908 to 1930. During this period a frenzied activity was taking place resulting in the development of a city which is nowadays known as the commercial capital of India. In the historical context, originally Bombay formed the outer portion of the Kingdom… Read More »

Some Facts About Bombay

The year 1840 marked the year of progress and prosperity. Great Indian Peninsular Railway completed first sod work in 1850 and completed the rails laying work in 1853. First bank of Bombay was opened in 1840. First tramway was opened in 1860 in Colaba. In 1857 first spinning and weaving mill started to work. In… Read More »