Thursday, August 18, 2011

BEWITCHING BANDRA

Blame it on the Bandstand.


Blame it on the breezy sea.

Blame it on the bylanes.

Blame it on the bazaars.

Blame it on Bandra.

I am so bewitched by Bandra that I have neglected a lot of things. Blog-writing. Weight-watching. Researching...

The intricate, intersecting lanes that get clogged up with traffic at rush-hours.

The intriguing mix of fashion-savvy folks, laid-back lads, and crotchety crones.

The melting pot of religions and cultures that serve up a great variety of food fit for all pockets and palates.

The streets wide enough for REAL FOOTPATHS WIDE ENOUGH AND CLEAN ENOUGH AND FLAT ENOUGH TO WALK ON (which deserves a Hallelujah in suburban Mumbai), and which also houses stalls eager to sell everything from clothes, bags and shoes to trinkets, kitchenware and books.

Ah Bandra of the old-world charm and the nouveau riche fashion and the ...

...sea.

I'm bewitched. I've succumbed to its charms.

It's hard not to.

8 comments:

Nona said...

Welcome back. :)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

thae first ever blog i followed is back

Pradip Biswas said...

after all it is Bondar ah! The sea winds accelerate digestion, mental digestion for reading and writing. So you are back. i am far from sea but near to cool rest shall also be back.

Onkar said...

Rich tribute to Bandra

Lazyani said...

Welcome back madam. The hiatus was getting too long

Shakti said...

Hi S, can we feature this post in DNA's Around the Blog page? pls let me know on shakti.dna@gmail.com

lopa said...

Your blog made me wish to see Bandra!Welcome back!

Koel said...

I too loved Bandra during the short duration of 3 years I was in Mumbai....