A Glittery Christmas Eve in a Portuguese Colony of Mumbai

A Glittery Christmas Eve in a Portuguese Colony of Mumbai

Long before the British Colonised the islands of Bombay(Bom Bahiya), the tiny Portuguese villages flourished at the shores of the Arabian Ocean. There were a number of such Gaothans (Shore villages) earlier but now only a few exist in their original form.

The city of Mumbai is now a metropolitan and the people no longer remember the antique architectural jewels of the city. Unfortunately, these antique precincts are now overshadowed by the high-rise buildings and the modern architecture. However, despite too much of development, a few little towns tucked among the concrete jungles of Bandra, Vasai and Charni Road area have been successful in preserving the heritage.  Read more

Kwan Tai Shek – The Chinatown of Aamchi Mumbai

Kwan Tai Shek – The Chinatown of Aamchi Mumbai

China Town in Mumbai?

A town habited by Chinese?

How is that possible?

Yes, this was my first reaction when I heard about a Chinese temple located at Mazgaon in Mumbai. Honestly, I was totally unaware of the Chinese religions and Gods. Hours of research about the same lured my  curious mind to barge into this hidden jewel on a Sunday morning. Read more

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