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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.