Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
... not to wear symbols to reflect their marital status.
· The singsong cadence of English speaking Indians is authentic and not just something that westerners do when poking fun.
· The delineation between public and private spheres as experienced in the west is blurred here. Life happens in public, on ...
... college work.The most surprising visit was of Sanjay K. When most of us were asleep, he called on our mobile to inform us that he has arrived at Kelve road station and wants to meet us for short time before proceeding to the office. We told him name of our cottage and he arrived using local transport. He then spent time with us, had breakfast, posed for group photo and then pushed off to his work. Rajesh dropped him at a mutually ...
... the hotel guests!
Just around the back of the hotel was the famous Colaba Causeway, and Leopold's cafe- built in 1871 and made famous by the book Shantaram and again by the 2008 attacks. The causeway itself is lined with market stall after market stall selling tourist tat (Or if you are Nikki, who absolutely loves it, 'Trinkets') so it was there that Tim left us so that we could so some serious souvenir shopping before heading to Pizza Express (yes ...
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... pay only very small sums of money to the workers, often illiterate and migrated from rural areas with no ID and as such no means of legitimately finding alternative work.
The working conditions almost brought me to tears, men and children operating heavy machinery with no safety considerations, in smoke filled rooms with no ventilation and scorching temperatures. It was a surprise to learn that one of the leather making factories was supplying well known ...
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