On 26 Jul’05, Mumbai experienced unprecedented rain – the heaviest in 100 years. This is my story of survival. It is also a love story.
FLAMINGOS is the story of two realities (flight & bondage) juxtaposed in a corner of Mumbai’s forgotten history.
She says the city doesn’t look quite real to her. So many people. Nobody knows anyone else.
I spotted this tree at the junction of a rapidly disappearing Mumbai and the greedy new city emerging in its place.
I performed two pieces I’m very happy with. One about my digital adventures and one about Chinchpokli.
“That little piece of sky there, that’s going to be ours.” thought my father looking up at the sky at the construction site of what would one day be our home.
City of Gold focuses on one family and some related characters and how these events shaped their lives. It’s sobering to see what one normally reads as a newspaper headline over morning tea, turn into a catastrophe that destroys entire families.
The city of malls was once a city of mills. In my lifetime, I’ve seen the grey industrial belt metamorphose into the gaudiness of malls & pubs.
Friday* evening is when the city comes alive with a vengeance. As if it were sleeping the rest of the time. But Fridays are a frenzy of partying and drinking and laughing too loud. In a frantic attempt to drown out the panic of life running out faster than we…