The concept of self-drive holidays in India is still very new. Renting a car mostly means paying for an entire package: Car + Driver + Driver’s food and stay + tips. Irrespective of the fact… Continue reading
Life in Bombay is so fast paced that we hardly get a chance to stop and enjoy the moment. Most of us are busy with work and commute. Whatever little time we get we… Continue reading
The best way to travel back in time is to step in to any of the Irani cafes in the city. Many have written about their old world charm, the no-frills ambiance, the authenticity and… Continue reading
My first encounter with Dadar was back in 2004 when I used to travel from Churchgate to Dadar during the evening rush hour. Most of my journey would go in planning my exit strategy from… Continue reading
‘You can call us Batty.’ ‘So which one of you is actually Batty?’ ‘Batty means crazy. By now we both have become Batty.’ **** Seen in Dadar Parsi Colony, Bombay.
‘Beautiful things don’t ask for attention’. This quote from ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ is an apt description of some unassuming restaurants in Mumbai. Snuck in quiet corners of the city, these… Continue reading
My first meal outside India, was Tom Yum Soup in Pattaya. Spicy, tangy and watery, I wasn’t sure if it was very savoury. I didn’t realize it back then, but that taste of… Continue reading
I am a fan of luxury and comfort and bikes don’t offer much of either. So when I started my bike trip from Bombay to Harihareshwar, I thought I will come back and… Continue reading
It’s Kala Ghoda time of the year and I think it’s a good idea to share some simple tips and suggestions to help the first time visitors here. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) is a… Continue reading
I love the sight of vintage cars. As I was walking down a quiet lane in the neighbourhood, I saw this car parked outside a garage. I was admiring it when suddenly two… Continue reading
‘The Dog King of Matunga.’ (And because walking on the streets is too mainstream.) Seen in Bombay. *** Picture contributed by Arun Kumar Mohan. *** Feel free to stalk! Follow Suitcase of Stories… Continue reading
Hope you have a good lazy Sunday. Seen in Crawford Market, Mumbai. Pic contributed by Renu Singh. Check out more of her pictures on Flickr. *** You can also follow Suitcase of Stories… Continue reading
“I was really sad when I heard about the demise of Rajesh Khanna last year. And so I decided to pay a tribute to my favourite Bollywood hero.” With that Ranjit Dahiya went… Continue reading
I am a Disco dancer. (Please don’t ask me to explain that video. This was Bollywood in the 80s. :D) Seen backstage at an event in Mumbai.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are visiting Bombay over the weekend. They have a packed itinerary of course – dinner with diplomats, business big-wigs, Bollywood stars, NGO events and the likes… you know..… Continue reading
Like I mentioned in my previous post, we are celebrating Diwali in India this Sunday. The time of the year when we light diyas (earthen lamps) outside our home, hang pretty lamps and also pray… Continue reading
We are putting up lights. It’s Diwali this Sunday. Seen in Dadar, Mumbai. ———- P.S – Will be sharing some more street pics later in the evening,
And before you know it, you will be sitting on the bench. Do you ever wonder what it must be like to be old? I do. It scares me. Seen in Kharghar, Mumbai.
Bandra is a suburb in Mumbai. It has the highest density of pubs and restaurants in the city. Yet, if you try and explore this part of the town and venture away from… Continue reading
The man sitting there is the driver of the black Mercedes. He was waiting for his boss who had gone inside the shop to buy modaks*. The banner on top of the shop… Continue reading
To celebrate Teacher’s Day, I visited a school yesterday through the NGO Akanksha. Akanksha works towards providing free education to under-privileged kids. I saw these two sitting outside a class, talking softly while… Continue reading
We work in the same office. Yesterday I saw the girl on right gift a chocolate to the one in blue. They both hugged. I asked them what was the occasion. “We… Continue reading