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(mumd/70)
a quick check on 'pyramid like bridge" as my younger sister quoted for bandra-worli sealink helping to reduce the traffic as well as future link to lot of routes!
yep, it's happening.
coastal route is happening.
traffic is happening.
but still something is happening!
what can i say, mumbai is very happening!!! tbt to my visit to bandra fort, which is crowded by photographers for perfect shoot as well as another lovers point accompanied by people who visit to watch mighty bungalows of famous bollywood filmstars nearby! ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 27

(mumd/69)
so far away!

i can totally sit here whole day, watch airplanes and make note of weird imaginations and squeal like a little kid!

last month comment 2 star 24

(mumd/67)

another day another reality!
real estate has been always shining diamond among millions of rubies waiting to be picked out by the right customer.

but the customer has no clue about the cheap coating used on that lustrous diamond, beneath lies something which is not even close to millions of them rubies.
agency's and companies will never fail you to provide facilities but not the red alarms which blare around the space in a city like mumbai!

illegal documents, illegal ownerships, illegal copyrights, illegal landlords isn't something new in mumbai, but migrators are fooled everyday for the valuable space.
if something you know, prices of place go higher and higher day by day. if you don't buy right now, kiss it goodbye! but people suffer in such decisions.

best example: campa cola (worli) where residents struggled for more than 9 years against bmc for vacating their house due to illegal construction of building known by the builder. ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 37

(mumd/66)

when poverty strikes!
many of the rural families who migrate to mumbai in order to fulfill their dreams, end up on streets being unfed and unemployment or often work abused which is real low b**w for humanity itself.

many of them loose their home due to illegal building issues or landlord being illegal troublemaker transfers them to nowhere.

speaking again and again it's not easy to survive in mumbai unless and until you're ready to even serve tea at the end of the day to feed your stomach.
struggles are real. ever since big change in economic conditions last year many have lost their business and suffered from unemployment. the retail chains have had it worst!
the street is next to a building of lodha near the station houses more than 200 families whose kids are forced to either sell local items or work in labour force without consent ! they can't even afford education to begin with, neither they know what's their future!! ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 37

(mumd/68)

wait for it ♥️ somewhere between airport and central mumbai, this place is blessed with view of metro trains arriving at every 5 minutes and airplanes every 90 seconds!
the sunsets are breathtaking.
i could make out outlines of mountains and sea by tip-toeing on the terrace.
p.s i was in surveillance of my elder brother who thought i was almost gonna jump this building while taking videos of airplanes!

last month comment 2 star 35

(mumd/63)
a f t e r e f f e c t s

everyone loves celebrating festivals but no one is ready to accept the reality check of mess we put behind the d**n celebration.

even though people are aware about pollution and critical environment awareness, the result is right in front of you.

arabian sea near south mumbai could'nt take millions of idols made of pop or soil and hence some fail to submerge or completely dissolve in water. honestly, sea is tainted.
when this photo reaches people, they don't accept the actual harm we're putting forward the environment and how we're condemning beliefs of hinduism. it's a sin to let this happen on first place.. few years ago, there was an attack in arabian sea of a poisonous fish which was breeder of glitters of these idols. in the end, whole water was contaminated with poison and area was sealed off for weeks.
but do people care?
rites and rituals have gone beyond limit that no one is ready to clean the mess we're making.
now who's responsible?
picture credits to my dear friend @iikartikii
ya'll should watch his story. its an eye opener every year! ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 73

(mumd/65)

street art or necessity?
while roaming outside streets of matunga station, i found these amazing artists who were solely engaged in making products from bamboo and selling it for very reasonable prices!
sadly they have no place to live and their only source of income was bamboo baskets.
best part about them, they'll make any product you want even if it requires high end skills. they need bit of explanation and rest is magic in their hands xd

the crooked lines in the hands of these artists not only show their experience but their journey of putting up with s**t which was thrown to them through their life!
#respect ~lyndssey

last month comment 2 star 32

(mumd/64)

yes, unknown picture of famous city where people strive for their livelihood, because of of course not everyone is born ambani!

my posts will strike hints of poverty and some hidden frames which we don't want to really see!
the houses are not even 10x10. these are temporary roofs made from metal sheets and normal plastic because you never know when bmc kicks you out. yes it's crime to live illegally on streets.
but you have no idea what dharavi- asia's biggest slum area is made of! ~lyndssey

last month comment 2 star 27

(mumd/59) as prominent festival of mumbaikar's as well as whole india is going on, i intend to share my memories from recent collection.

lord ganesha's festival is celebrated for period of 10-15 days, where his idol is brought at home with great celebration and with religious rites and rituals people come together and celebrate this festival.

ganesh chaturti is when lord ganesha welcomes our homes and on ganesh visarjan he bids us goodbye, but with promising return next year.

the festival itself was first celebrated by lokmanya tilak who intended to celebrate togetherness of people without discrimination of caste, race, gender etc xd

#mumbai #mumbaikar #merimumbaidiaries #traveldiary #travelblogger #travel #mypixeldiary #mumbaimerijaan #ganpati #khetwadi #ganeshchaturti #festival #celebration #mumbailife

September 2018 comment 0 star 26

(mumd/70)
a quick check on 'pyramid like bridge" as my younger sister quoted for bandra-worli sealink helping to reduce the traffic as well as future link to lot of routes!
yep, it's happening.
coastal route is happening.
traffic is happening.
but still something is happening!
what can i say, mumbai is very happening!!! tbt to my visit to bandra fort, which is crowded by photographers for perfect shoot as well as another lovers point accompanied by people who visit to watch mighty bungalows of famous bollywood filmstars nearby! ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 27

(mumd/69)
so far away!

i can totally sit here whole day, watch airplanes and make note of weird imaginations and squeal like a little kid!

last month comment 2 star 24

(mumd/68)

wait for it ♥️ somewhere between airport and central mumbai, this place is blessed with view of metro trains arriving at every 5 minutes and airplanes every 90 seconds!
the sunsets are breathtaking.
i could make out outlines of mountains and sea by tip-toeing on the terrace.
p.s i was in surveillance of my elder brother who thought i was almost gonna jump this building while taking videos of airplanes!

last month comment 3 star 35

(mumd/67)

another day another reality!
real estate has been always shining diamond among millions of rubies waiting to be picked out by the right customer.

but the customer has no clue about the cheap coating used on that lustrous diamond, beneath lies something which is not even close to millions of them rubies.
agency's and companies will never fail you to provide facilities but not the red alarms which blare around the space in a city like mumbai!

illegal documents, illegal ownerships, illegal copyrights, illegal landlords isn't something new in mumbai, but migrators are fooled everyday for the valuable space.
if something you know, prices of place go higher and higher day by day. if you don't buy right now, kiss it goodbye! but people suffer in such decisions.

best example: campa cola (worli) where residents struggled for more than 9 years against bmc for vacating their house due to illegal construction of building known by the builder. ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 37

(mumd/66)

when poverty strikes!
many of the rural families who migrate to mumbai in order to fulfill their dreams, end up on streets being unfed and unemployment or often work abused which is real low b**w for humanity itself.

many of them loose their home due to illegal building issues or landlord being illegal troublemaker transfers them to nowhere.

speaking again and again it's not easy to survive in mumbai unless and until you're ready to even serve tea at the end of the day to feed your stomach.
struggles are real. ever since big change in economic conditions last year many have lost their business and suffered from unemployment. the retail chains have had it worst!
the street is next to a building of lodha near the station houses more than 200 families whose kids are forced to either sell local items or work in labour force without consent ! they can't even afford education to begin with, neither they know what's their future!! ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 37

(mumd/65)

street art or necessity?
while roaming outside streets of matunga station, i found these amazing artists who were solely engaged in making products from bamboo and selling it for very reasonable prices!
sadly they have no place to live and their only source of income was bamboo baskets.
best part about them, they'll make any product you want even if it requires high end skills. they need bit of explanation and rest is magic in their hands xd

the crooked lines in the hands of these artists not only show their experience but their journey of putting up with s**t which was thrown to them through their life!
#respect ~lyndssey

last month comment 2 star 32

(mumd/64)

yes, unknown picture of famous city where people strive for their livelihood, because of of course not everyone is born ambani!

my posts will strike hints of poverty and some hidden frames which we don't want to really see!
the houses are not even 10x10. these are temporary roofs made from metal sheets and normal plastic because you never know when bmc kicks you out. yes it's crime to live illegally on streets.
but you have no idea what dharavi- asia's biggest slum area is made of! ~lyndssey

last month comment 2 star 27

(mumd/63)
a f t e r e f f e c t s

everyone loves celebrating festivals but no one is ready to accept the reality check of mess we put behind the d**n celebration.

even though people are aware about pollution and critical environment awareness, the result is right in front of you.

arabian sea near south mumbai could'nt take millions of idols made of pop or soil and hence some fail to submerge or completely dissolve in water. honestly, sea is tainted.
when this photo reaches people, they don't accept the actual harm we're putting forward the environment and how we're condemning beliefs of hinduism. it's a sin to let this happen on first place.. few years ago, there was an attack in arabian sea of a poisonous fish which was breeder of glitters of these idols. in the end, whole water was contaminated with poison and area was sealed off for weeks.
but do people care?
rites and rituals have gone beyond limit that no one is ready to clean the mess we're making.
now who's responsible?
picture credits to my dear friend @iikartikii
ya'll should watch his story. its an eye opener every year! ~lyndssey

last month comment 1 star 73

(mumd/60)
this is how they slay ganpati bapa's mandal. this year government has announced ban on certain qualities of plastic and thermocol.

ever since that change, there are lot of revolution in designing the mandap and decoration of lord ganesha.

but the true devotees have done it!
nothing can stop them to show their love and true devotion towards bapa.

p.s go eco-friendly is seriously being observed.! #mumbai #mumbaikar #merimumbaidiaries #traveldiary #travelblogger #travel #mypixeldiary #mumbaimerijaan #ganpati #khetwadi #ganeshchaturti #festival #celebration #mumbailife #khetwadi #khetwadichaganraj #khetwadiganpati #khetwadicharaja #khetwadicharaja2018 #khetwadi12thlane #khetwadichasamrat

September 2018 comment 0 star 30

(mumd/62)

i was 17 when i once went to chowpatty for ganpati visarjan among the crowds of lakhs. the height of the idols being 20-30 ft, population looked like ants compared to the idols.

so i saw the sea, all i could see humongous idols in the sea of ants (people) and it truly looked like i was in heaven.
it's the kind of heaven you imagine god being larger than life and you peeking through curtains behind the large throne where he's seated!
there are total 14 lanes in khetwadi and everyyear there's a huge competition in all over mumbai for best idol, best mandap decoration etc sometimes it's crazy! ~lyndssey

#mumbai #mumbaikar #merimumbaidiaries #traveldiary #travelblogger #travel #mypixeldiary #mumbaimerijaan #ganpati #khetwadi #ganeshchaturti #festival #celebration #mumbailife #khetwadi #khetwadichaganraj #khetwadiganpati #khetwadicharaja

last month comment 0 star 37

(mum/61)
a small glance of khetwadi's raja's of various lanes.

one of the most famous lane of south mumbai which houses ganpati bapa's idols (15-30 ft) from more than 60-80 years and everyyear bringing new new ideas of decorating the mandap and inviting visitors from all over the india to see the grandeur of ganesh chaturti to ganesh visarjan!

today being ganesh visarjan, morning followed by marathi aarti and later accompanied by dance and dhol people bid goodbye to lord ganesha by submerging them in ocean's
environment is widely targeted during this day, but people have started using eco-friendly soils and ways of avoiding pollution.

on this day lot of people volunteer to handle crowd of millions who come together for ganesh visarjan. it starts from morning till next morning 7 am! more than 24 hours you can say xd (pic 5: idol is made from polyester thread reels) ~lyndssey
#mumbai #mumbaikar #merimumbaidiaries #traveldiary #travelblogger #travel #mypixeldiary #mumbaimerijaan #ganpati #khetwadi #ganeshchaturti #festival #celebration #mumbailife #khetwadi #khetwadichaganraj #khetwadicharaja #khetwadichasamrat #khetwadi

last month comment 0 star 35

(mumd/59) as prominent festival of mumbaikar's as well as whole india is going on, i intend to share my memories from recent collection.

lord ganesha's festival is celebrated for period of 10-15 days, where his idol is brought at home with great celebration and with religious rites and rituals people come together and celebrate this festival.

ganesh chaturti is when lord ganesha welcomes our homes and on ganesh visarjan he bids us goodbye, but with promising return next year.

the festival itself was first celebrated by lokmanya tilak who intended to celebrate togetherness of people without discrimination of caste, race, gender etc xd

#mumbai #mumbaikar #merimumbaidiaries #traveldiary #travelblogger #travel #mypixeldiary #mumbaimerijaan #ganpati #khetwadi #ganeshchaturti #festival #celebration #mumbailife

September 2018 comment 0 star 26

(mumd/58)
a small escape to bandra's carter's road.. home to hangout spots and insanely crazy bike lovers, this place serves purpose to lot of people.
it's very own "marines" for people in bandra, lovers zone at bandstand and at midnight racer's hub.

one of the most buzzing spots of nightlife, bandra is also a story tellers hub! wait till you meet someone💜

September 2018 comment 1 star 35

(mumd/57)
mumbai is blessed with a coastline which is home to mumbai's koli tribe and many more.. with a beautiful coastline, there are loads of beaches and places which connects to ocean.
mumbai itself is composition of 7 islands, which is delicately woven with love and care of mumbaikars.. we have chowpatty, akse beach, juhu beach ( a huge stretch),versova, madh islands and many more which connects to shimmering waves.. reason climate is always hot and humid and very very dripping in monsoons xd ~lyndssey

September 2018 comment 6 star 34

(mumd/56)

usually i don't post pictures of restaurants but had to post this.

came here for a semi-formal lunch (no scratch that) i never knew this place existed behind a cutlery shop!
most amazing thing about this fancy restaurant is they have 300 types of green teas known. owner of tdt jiten seth had travelled all way to different countries like france, china and africa where green tea is prepared in various flavours, studied their process and blended various indian elements keeping it's scientific properties intact!
he's specialized in green tea now and idea behind this whole place is how people can take break and relax themselves.. we had peach tea and let me tell you, it was bliss. the warmth of the tea was so soothing, my brain relaxed for time-being (which happens rarely)
restaurants like these are hidden in corners, away from our reach. we need to explore more to find such good places time by time! (p.s try sakura tea once in life!) ~lyndssey

September 2018 comment 1 star 34

Great place for walking- i always cherish the memories of walking through marine drive in a breath of fresh air and view of setting sun. #marinelife #peace #merimumbaidiaries #sachinkolarps @itz_mumbai

September 2018 comment 0 star 15

(mumd/55)
probably hottest destination in monsoon.
i'd pay each and every penny i have to be here during monsoon.
with every patter of the furious droplets, the waves rise highers creating a mystical rythm which is sweetest melody to my ears.
we read newspaper to specially plot the days of high-tide, just to go there and see the mystical waves!

September 2018 comment 2 star 31

(mumd/53)
rant.

from blur city lights to heavy monsoons we mumbaikars are targets of adaption in any season possible.

economy maybe flowing in and out in billions, but there lies poverty and hidden grievances which are never solved.

everyone wants to migrate in the hustle-bustle city, but what about the existing people who are never heard?

our day starts from morning 5 am, no local trains are empty but most buzzing gossips spill by, till midnight 2 am where you'd see people beginning to prepare for the next day itself.

restless and sleepless are people. pain and sweat is what we shed, love and kindness we share.

we are mumbaikars.
we don't explain.
we just do it. ~lyndssey
capture the moment.
seize the fraction of time... breathe! ~lyndssey
#mumbai #mumbaikar #merimumbaidiaries #traveldiary #travelblogger #travel #mypixeldiary #mumbaimerijaan

August 2018 comment 0 star 33