Walking down Marine Drive

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I wonder how many of us have heard of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road in Bombay. If we ask a long time resident or even the all knowing taxi drivers with their black & yellow Padminis, we are sure to get a blank look. But that’s the name of Marine Drive in the official records and that’s where it stays.

After last Sunday got washed out due to the rains, I couldn’t wait to take my camera for a walk. And Marine Drive is the ideal place for a monsoon photo shoot. Teeming with people on a Saturday evening, the boulevard provides ample photo opportunities with the sea, the clouds and the towering office buildings as a backdrop. There are young couples canoodling and children with harassed looking parents, groups of young men out for some fun ably catered by the vendors with tea, coffee, bournvita, corn, raw mangoes; the list goes on.

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