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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Construction site silhouettes

These are silhouettes of buildings under construction. Men with helmets and jackets and iron rods sticking out of half made buildings.

Construction site silhouette

A silhouette of a man talking on a cell phone on an under construction building. Simple lines on a white background.

silhouette of building under construction

A construction site silhouette against a coloured sky. An orange red glow in the background.

silhouette of construction with sunset in the background

A large construction site in China - a silhouette. Scores of cranes atop several buildings. China construction.

Silhouette of a Chinese construction site

Simple black and white silhouette of a crane doing work at a construction site.

silhouette of crane at construction site

Related Pics: Road Construction in India (concrete roads) or Buildings under construction or Road being surfaced with tar or Earth Movers or Flyover construction
Images of workers at construction sites: Working without protective gear or  Workers taking a break or
Women construction workers in India or Stock images of empty or unused pipes
Or Cranes Silhouettes or all Silhouettes on this website of people and places.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Crowds in India

India is the second most populated country in the world, and fast catching up with China. That is perhaps one of the reasons why crowds are seen frequently in India. It doesn't take much to collect a crowd, be it a gathering, a protest, a procession, a celebration, or simply people gawking. In fact, celebrating festivals or private functions in public has become the norm.

Here is a crowd of women at a railway station. They have gathered here for a purpose.

crowd of women at a railway station in India

Rows of people on a Mumbai street. Green banners in Urdu could mean that this procession has a religious meaning regarding Islam for example during a religious festival. At least they are not blocking the road.

Muslims gathered for a religious festival

This photograph depicts a marketplace in an Indian village. People are yet to gather in large crowds. By midday it will be difficult to walk through the crowds.

crowded market place in an Indian village

A crowd collected here because of a road accident. This crowd will only get bigger as an argument is going on. Unless the police are called.

crowd collected near road accident

Crowds at the Mumbai Marathon.

Mumbai marathon crowds

People celebrating a wedding on the streets. Dancing to a band. This is very common in India and often blocks the traffic.

People dancing at a wedding celebration on the road

More images of Bustops in India or crowds of people waiting for a bus without a proper queue:Waiting at a bus stop in India
or Taxis and auto rickshaws crammed with people
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spice vendors in an Indian marketplace

Here is a vendor selling spices in an open outdoor market. Every spice from turmeric and red chilly powder to cinnamon and cloves and coriander seeds.

variety of spices for sale

Another spice vendor sitting with sacks of spices like dried red chillies, coriander seeds, turmeric powder and red chilly powder. A manual weighing scale in the background.

red chillies, turmeric powder, coriander seeds

More photos: Herbs and Spices in boxes or Chaat or savory snacks in India or check out all the photos filed under the label Food or all photographs of vendors.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hoardings encouraging speed

India has the dubious distinction of the maximum road accidents or traffic collisions in the world. A National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report statistics revealed that annually more than 140,000 deaths from road accidents occur in India - these are 2012 figures.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the major cause of traffic collisions is speeding. However, there is no ban on irresponsible advertising encouraging recklessness.

irresponsible and bad hoarding

At least the Tatas are responsible. I had complained about this hoarding to Ratan Tata and the hoarding was immediately removed. Usually the advertising agencies alongwith ignorant advertising managers in companies create such advertisements.

bad hoarding

Related Images:  Accidents scenes - overturned and smashed vehicles photos
More: Taxis and auto rickshaws crammed with people or Crowded and overflowing public transport or check out all images under the labels of Traffic or Transport

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Art Galleries

Photographs of art galleries in Mumbai. The first two photos are of the well known Tao Art Gallery at Worli

Tao Art Gallery in Mumbai

Tao Art Gallery

A smaller art gallery at Tardeo.

Art Gallery in Mumbai

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cronut craze

It's the new craze in western countries, this sinful dessert which is a combination of a doughnut and croissant. It's deep fried like a doughnut but the ring shaped dough also has layers. And layers mean more fat which is placed between the layers! These are medium sized cronuts from Theos, a bakery in South Mumbai. Must be at least 350 calories each although one cannot be sure how much fat is actually used inbetween the layers. A plain doughnut is usually around 200 calories for a medium sized one.

A cronut is one of the worst high calories culprits. Pure junk. While sugar, white flour in abundance plus far too much fat. Mostly refined oil used for frying. Theos says they use butter for the dough not margarine, but most bakeries used margarine in their bakery products and margarine contains the dangerous transfats. It's a hydrogenated fat and bakery products found in supermarkets in India all contain this. Causes the arteries to clog. Best make your favorites at home, using butter.


A close up of a cronut. Layers lined with fat and glazed with sugar and chocolate cream on top.

cronut close of the layers

You might also like to see Chocolate Donuts photograph and illustration or Pastries Croissants and cheesecake or or Indian Sweets or Mithai

More related food photos: Snacks from India or Instant Noodles Stock Photo

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Is Nirmal Lifestyle Mall dying?

Nirmal Lifestyle on a saturday night. Deserted from the looks of it. There was a time when one had to jostle through crowds. Now only CCD, a coffee shop, is doing well there. Many brands have shut shop. PVR has cut its ticket prices in half to survive. Most restaurants have fled. Not surprising. The poor hygeine at the mall even when it just opened, and the filthy toilets were the worst thing about the mall. Garbage and debris used to lie around. Security people were rude. You couldn't even take a family picture here without them trying to snatch your camera! It was ridiculous.

Another bad thing was that the best thing about the mall used to be the open spaces which were taken away by advertisers. Indoor games like cricket and sports ruined the atmosphere of the mall. Who wants to go to a mall where one can barely walk? Today its so deserted that its scary!

Crossword, a store which used to be so packed that there was barely enough room to stand, has closed down.

Closed Bookstore Crossword

A string of shops shut down. First it was Mocha and then followed by other restaurants. Today, even Rajdhani is gone. And this was a place where people would line up to eat from.

Shops shut down

A picture from Nirmal Lifestyle's hey day. The promotions were on every week-end. The crowds made it impossible to get to the shops. The brand promotions used to occupy a lot of space. Worst culprits were the toy cars running around in the middle of the mall and a cricket pitch erected in the middle of the mall. Ruined the looks and feel of the mall. No wonder competition from Korum and now Viviana was the death knell of this mall.

Related Images: Mumbai Malls Exteriors or Mumbai Malls in the Suburbs of Mulund and Malad or High Street Phoenix Mall in Mumbai.
or Pune Malls - Photos or Interiors of Vashi Malls

Monday, February 3, 2014

Oil and Gas Rig Bombay High

Bombay High is India's largest offshore oil field. It has several oil and gas rigs in the sea.
This is a picture of one of the oil rigs.

Bombay High oil rig

A closer look at the oil and gas rig. As you can see it's much larger than one imagines.

Oil rig close up

You might also like Petrol Pump images or two-wheelers like scooters and motor bikes filling petrol in India: Two-wheeler rush at petrol pump or Petrol or gas being filled at the petrol pump