Mindless Mumbai is a Photo Blog from Mumbai, India by Kunal Bhatia. Art Architecture Food Street Urban Festivals Travel People Portraits Signs Photojournalism Candid

by the beach

minimal simple photo of standing man and woman on juhu beach in mumbai india by mumbai photographer kunal bhatia

Father and daughter on Juhu Beach.

morning watch

south mumbai traffic police watching street early morning dawn by kunal bhatia mumbai india daily photo blog

a constable from the mumbai traffic police overlooking bandobast (arrangements) for an event in south mumbai.

the boss' desk

interior architecture urban street portrait photography in mumbai by kunal bhatia india photo blog

an afternoon at work.

a flight of steps

old south mumbai gothic architecture staircase chemould gallery jnanapravaha kunal bhatia mumbai india photo blog

somewhere in south mumbai.

inside a rick

the wide angle view within a typical mumbai auto rickshaw. for more photographs of transport in mumbai, click here.

time to hollaback!

koli fisherwomen versova village mumbai seafood fish festival women empowerment street india photo blog by kunal bhatia

in the photo above: a group of koli fisherwomen from the versova village smile enthusiastically at the annual koli sea food festival in versova.

the "ihollaback!" movement's mumbai chapter launches its presence on social media this week. from their website: "Hollaback is a global movement dedicated to ending street harassment. Hollaback!Mumbai is primarily a space for women to share their stories and other creative expressions about their experiences being harassed. In doing so, we are creating a safe, crowd-sourced initiative to end street harassment"

MindlessMumbai is pleased to be associated with the hollaback movement, by providing photographic material to illustrate their cause. do stop by the mumbai hollaback! website and connect with them on facebook here.

window to the city

south mumbai skyline buildings train aerial city scape urban vista mahalakshmi byculla planet godrej india photo blog by kunal bhatia

looking over south central mumbai from one of its high-rises. in the left foreground is the s-bridge that crosses the central railway line. its soon going to be demolished, to be replaced by one of the soulless structures that make up most of the infrastructure built in mumbai today. the green patch to its left is the mumbai zoo and the little building jutting out of the tree cover is the beautiful bhau daji lad museum.

for more mumbai_scapes, click on the "landscape" label.

what do i see?

street art at kala ghoda art festival in mumbai by kunal bhatia india mumbai photo blog

hello hello. mindless mumbai has been laying low for a while. i've been in a not very happy phase when it comes to my collection of photos of mumbai. hoping to change that in the coming weeks.

i've realised that sometimes its easier to capture a space when one is a short term visitor as opposed to being a permanent resident. when one is the latter, one needs to question one's ways of seeing even more often.

in the photo: one of the installations at the 2011 kala ghoda art festival.

cheering time

cheer leaders mumbai marathon night dawn street india photo blog photographer kunal bhatia

cheer leaders keeping the spirits high at dawn at the 2011 mumbai marathon. and a couple of things that are keeping me cheerful:

update1: browse through some of my published photographic works, here.

update2: mindless mumbai and kb.photography photos are now being published by CondensCity as thought-cards. check out a rather inspiring one here.

and finally, to use any of my photographic words or to discuss an assignment or to just say a hello, do drop in a line at kunal.n.bhatia[at][gmail][dot][com]. i promise to reply to all (the supposedly dozens of emails)  :-)

my dog thinks i am

sign board in mount mary church in bandra in mumbai india by kunal bhatia photography blog street
i spotted this sign outside the rehab centre at the mount mary church, and it made me smile: "lord, help me be the person my dog thinks i am"

by the bay

boat in arabian sea and residential apartments of colaba cuffe parade juxtaposition street mumbai india photo blog by kunal bhatia

down by the back-bay.

surging ahead

a participant at the 2011 mumbai marathon surging ahead, with school children cheering him on.

bussed up

transport bus on mumbai streets by mumbai india photographer blogger kunal bhatia blog

somewhere in midc, andheri-e.

the king of his chariot

mumbai india street photography blog by kunal bhatia man woman indian happy

a rather happy couple on a victoria-carriage on marine drive.

at mary's footsteps

mount mary church cathedral christian in bandra religious spot in mumbai by kunal bhatia mumbai india photo blog

joyful beginnings

portrait people photographer indian girl woman in mumbai by kunal bhatia mumbai india photo blog

here's wishing everyone a wonderful start to 2011 :)