A Glittery Christmas Eve in a Portuguese Colony of Mumbai

Khotachi wadi Portuguese Colony 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 Kung Tai Shek – A Chinese Temple In The Chinatown of Mumbai

chinese temple in 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 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 offbeat place or hidden jewel on a Sunday morning. Read more