I took a walk around Duncan road on Eid. It was sad, with few people and loads of vehicles parked.
Yadavji, a cobbler, sat under the shade of his umbrella with the hope of some customer. On these times of lockdown, one doesn’t know when may face a situation of broken sandal/shoe/handle of a purse.
Barren Queen’s Necklace: Dreamers are missed
I go out once in few days to assess the situation on the ground. Which roads are.ooen, how strictly is the lockdown and curfew being enforced.
Walked to Walkeshwar and one can see couples sitting under the trees, people walking up and down the main road of Malabar Hill. As long as one is within their area, as police barricades are at every major junction and police ask for papers once it is dark.
By which time, one tends to forget all worries, as the lights begin to shimmer along the splendid Queen’s Necklace. I miss the crowded horizon of people who look to the horizon far into the sea, holding onto their dreams tightly….her neck is barren, almost naked!
One of those times I could catch the Sunrise, only to.see three workers walk towards JJ flyover. Could be CST, Masjid Bunder, as they asked for directions. Not the best times in our country.
The blazing sun just conveys my emotions.
Blue Skies and blue water, Mumbai has never seen such a sight!
“Blue skies, smilin’ at me, Nothin’ but blues skies do I see…Never saw the sun shinin’ so bright…” Frank Sinatra, Blue skies
Charni road to Bombay hospital
A road filled lined by beautiful Copper Pod flower trees and many other variety of trees.
We pass Our Lady of Dolours Church and the Gol Masjid near Metro theater
Stay Home: message the authorities wrote at the main junction of Girgaon. Bold, but little followed.
We are being bombarded with the message, stay home, stay safe, through television, radio, newspapers, cellphones, but it is NOT something, people are used to.
Are they taking it lightly? Have reconciled to the dark truth, the virus will remain? Are they unconcerned or have they given up?
Lockdown impact: Entire city is for car parking
Lockdown: No work! Stressful times for labour, as there is no work. Carts lined up, as workers try to take some rest.
Lockdown: carts tied by chains. Strong message, that workers have left and no more luggage to carted around the city