The St. Regis Mumbai
Make the human connection for more natural photos
The best way to get natural photos is to hang around long enough so people get used to your presence and go about their business, not paying attention to the camera anymore.
The differences make us one
The Fort district of Mumbai was the site of the original settlement and remains the city’s financial heart.
A place to stare without shame
I am savoring my tap beer at Café Mondegar in Colaba and staring at the people seated around me. That’s something you can do in Mumbai without shame, even when within elbow-touching distance, as nobody here is bothered with anybody else’s business.
India’s imperial past is still on show in Mumbai
In Mumbai, stroll down the busy shopping precinct of Colaba Causeway to the Gateway of India, retracing my steps to Elphinstone College, my alma mater, in a 500-meter walk that bristles with Raj buildings and has been declared a special heritage zone.
Life in Mumbai is a constant rat race – but that's its appeal
My cab ride down the busy Tulsi Pipe Road of Bombay, past the Dadar wholesale vegetable market, takes me to an amalgam of the past and the present coexisting in a strange medley.
Finding inspiration in Mumbai’s biggest slum
Dharavi, Mumbai’s biggest and oldest slum, sprawls over two square kilometers. It is a warren of muddy lanes lined by low shanties, some in permanent concrete, but most in makeshift corrugated iron and plastic sheets.