The Worli Bay

Worli is one of the busiest office areas in Mumbai, with major companies having properties here. Worli is a part of South Mumbai bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the neighborhoods of Haji Ali to the south, Mahalaxmi to the east and Prabhadevi to the north.

The Haji Ali Dargah is located on an islet off the coast of Worli.

Mahalaxmi neighbourhood of Mumbai is famous for the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, a horse racing track spread over approximately 225 acres of open land.

Prabhadevi is a small up-scale neighbourhood of Mumbai, it is a thriving residential district with high-rise buildings built in recent years.

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Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long boulevard along the coast …

Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long boulevard along the coast, in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai.

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Indian Miniature Painting (2)

Many paintings are from Sanskrit and folk literature …

The subjects of these miniature paintings are in relation to the subjects of the manuscripts mostly religious and literary. Many paintings are from Sanskrit and folk literature. It is on the subject of love stories.

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IMG_2366 - CopyRagini Gauri: Malwa, Central India, C 1700 CE

IMG_2379 - CopyA Lady with Attendants: Rajasthani, Bikaner, Late18th century CE, Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

IMG_2381 - CopyPrincess Enjoying a Pleasure Party: Rajasthani, Bikaner, Early 18th century CE, Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection 

IMG_2387 - CopyThe escape of Rani Rupmati with Bajbahadur: Rajasthani, Jaipur, 19th century CE

IMG_2395 - CopyBalaji Bajirao alias Nanasaheb Peshwa: Deccani, Satara, Copy made in 1854 at Satara

IMG_2399 - CopyRagini Vasant: Deccani, Hyderabad, c. 1725 CE, Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

IMG_2401 - CopyRagini Jogia Asavari:  Deccani, Hyderabad, c. 1725 CE, Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

IMG_2423 - CopyShiva Parvati: Pahari, Guler, Late 18th century CE

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Indian Miniature Painting (1)

The highlight of these paintings is the intricate and delicate brushwork …

 

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The earliest surviving miniature paintings are on palm leaves from the 10th century and on paper from the 14th century. The highlight of these paintings is the intricate and delicate brushwork, which lends them a unique identity. The colors are handmade, from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver. With the advent of the Mughals in the mid 16th century, the subjects of miniature paintings included portraits, court scenes, flora and fauna.

 

IMG_2297 - CopyBuddha and Goddess Marichi: Folios from manuscript of Prajnaparmita, Palm leaf, Pala Style, Eastern India, 12th century C.E.

IMG_2321 - CopyThe Devotee Offering His Daughter to the Clouds in Marriage: An illustrated folio of Anwar-i-Suhayli, Chapter IV, Story 12, Mughal, c. 1575 CE

IMG_2331 - CopyPortrait of an unknown nobleman:  Mughal, Delhi, c. 1675 CE

IMG_2335 - CopyPortraits of Begams: Mughal, 19th century CE, Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

IMG_2337 - CopyTajmahal from the river side: Painting on Ivory, Mughal, Delhi, Early 20th century CE, Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

  IMG_2352 - CopyLadies Enjoying Huqqa: Rajasthani, Bundi, Mid-18th century CE

IMG_2354 - CopyLadies Passing their time on the terrace:  Rajasthani, Bundi, Late18th century CE

IMG_2358 - CopyManabhava of Radha and Krishna: Rajasthani, Kishangarh, Mid-18th century CE

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Art (2)

Some more photographs of KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

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img_2576-copy-copy A stall with exceptional creative work

Ride on the ROCKING HORSE

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img_2637-copyPosing for a modelling portfolio, at the backdrop: Installation – Time Pause based on the special theory of relativity. Artist – Krittika Jain, Dev Moorjani, Nihar Salia

WishLoom: Made from textile waste by the local craft community of Anjar.  img_2641-copy

Some fun time …

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BOMBAY TO MUMBAI (2)

DOOR OF THE EAST WITH ITS FACE TO THE WEST

 

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img_2258The Mausoleum of Bawa Rahan, near Baroche: By Major Robert Pouget.

 

img_2264The Upper Caves, Salsette: By William Daniell, published in The Oriental Annual, or Scenes of India, Comprising Twenty-two Engravings from Original Drawings from  William Daniell, and a Descriptive Account by Hobart Caunter, London, 1834- 38, Vol. 3, pl. 21.

 

img_2266On the Island of Elephanta: By William Daniell, published in The Oriental Annual, or Scenes of India, Comprising Twenty-two Engravings from Original Drawings from  William Daniell, and a Descriptive Account by Hobart Caunter, London, 1834- 38, Vol. 3, pl. 14.

 

img_2272View in the Bore Ghaut: By Robert Melville Grindlay, published in Grindlay’s Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, Chiefly on the Western side of India, London, 1826-30, Vol.1, pl.9.

 

img_2276Scene in the Garden at Vezelpoor, near Baroche:  By James Forbes, published in Forbes’ Oriental Memoirs: Selected and Abridged from a Series of Familiar Letters Written during Seventeen Years’ Residence in India, London, 1813, Vol. 2, fig.13.

 

img_2280View of the Water Temple in the Gardens of the DilGusha, or ‘Expansion of the Heart’, at Cambay: By James Forbes, published in Forbes’ Oriental Memoirs: Selected and Abridged from a Series of Familiar Letters Written during Seventeen Years’ Residence in India, London, 1813, Vol. 3, pl. 10.

 

img_2284Temple of ‘ MahaDeo in Bombay’: By Maria Graham, published  from her Journal of a Residence in India, London,1812, pl.2.

 

img_2288Interior of Carli Cave in the Western Ghats: By Henry Salt, published in Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt, in the years 1802-06, by George Annesley, Viscount Valentia, London,1809, Vol.2, fig. 25.

 

img_2290Front View of the Cave of Kenneri: By Henry Salt, published in Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt, in the years 1802-06, by George Annesley, Viscount Valentia, London,1809, Vol.2, fig.27.

 

img_2292View of Panwell: By Henry Salt, published in Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt, in the years 1802-06, by George Annesley, Viscount Valentia, London,1809, Vol.2, fig.24.

 

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BOMBAY TO MUMBAI (1)

DOOR OF THE EAST WITH ITS FACE TO THE WEST

CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRAHALAYA 
(THE PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM OF WESTERN INDIA)

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Some of the drawings from this gallery:

img_2209Bombay, on the Malabar Coast, belonging to the East India Company of England: By Jan van Ryne, published by Robert Sayer as no. 2 in the series View of the Early Settlements, London, 1754.

img_2212Approach to the Bore Ghaut: By Robert Melville Grindlay, published in Grindlay’s Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, Chiefly on the Western side of India, London, 1826-30, Vol.1, pl.8.

img_2219Gateway of Aurungzeb’s Daughter’s Tomb at Aurangabad: By Sir Harry Francis Colville Darell, published in China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity: A Series of Thirteen Treble-Tinted Views from Sketches by Lieut. -Col. Sir Harry Darell, London and Brighton, 1852.

img_2223Fishing Boats in the Monsoon, Northern Part of Bombay Harbour: By Clarkson Stanfield from a sketch by John Johnson, published in Grindlay’s Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, Chiefly on the Western side of India, London, 1826-30, Vol. II, fig.21.

img_2227Parell, the Government House, Bombay: By Sir Harry Francis Colville Darell, published in China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity: A Series of Thirteen Treble-Tinted Views from Sketches by Lieut. -Col. Sir Harry Darell, London and Brighton, 1852.

img_2244The GhatSeele, Tooljapoor: By Weld Taylor, published in The Sketches in the Deccan by Captain Philip Meadows Taylor, London, 1837.

img_2246Cave Temple of Rameswur, Ellora: By Weld Taylor, after James Wales, published in The Sketches in the Deccan by Captain Philip Meadows Taylor, London, 1837.

img_2250Shah-Bhaug, a Summer Palace, Built by the Emperor Shah Jehan, on the Banks of the Sabermatty: By James Forbes, published in Oriental Memoirs: Selected and Abridged from a Series of Familiar Letters Written during Seventeen Years’ Residence in India, London, 1813, Vol. 3, pl. 9.

img_2252The Rajapoor River, Southern Concan: By Major Robert Pouget, published in A Series of Views in India and in the Vicinity of Bombay, London, 1843.

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Garden-House in a Village near Baroche, in Guzerat: By James Forbes, published in Forbes’ Oriental Memoirs: Selected and Abridged from a Series of Familiar Letters Written during Seventeen Years’ Residence in India, London, 1813, Vol. 2, fig. 11.

 

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