India for my Father in Pictures

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Mumbai    In our continuing quest to communicate here is something of a photographic essay on some of the things I’m taking away from my last 11 days in India as I head back to the states, that I thought I would share, and that I hope you enjoy and feel like you were with me:

  • Every dawn walking on Juhu Beach there is a group of men, sometimes a half-dozen and sometimes twenty having their own “tea party” before they are gone at 630 AM.

  • “I Love India” on one of the colorful trucks in front of Dharavi.

  • A special way of pouring coffee in order to cool the tin cups for drinking at the Hotel Ram Ashray Coffeehouse.

  • One of our young Dharavi Rocks recyclers rapping in front of our office for a camera crew from Tele-metro – Panamanian TV.

  • Time for a nap on the street in Dharavi.

  • Finding Vinod’s office across from the MIG Cricket Club in Bandra East.

  • Finding files in Vinod’s office might be harder!

  • A condo high rise is being built to replace the great Sea View Hotel Restaurant & Beer Bar overlooking Juhu Beach, which had been my favorite spot in all of Mumbai!

  • The view from Vinod’s living room window of the Bay where the Portuguese landed hundreds of years ago when settling the great Mumbai as a fishing village on seven islands in what is now Bandra West.