Friday, 12 October 2012

Weekly Photocaption - 1

Silent guardian : A statue of four-time president of the Bombay Municipality, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta stands grim and solemn, ever watchful of the thousands of people that make their way through the busy Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus everyday. Declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the 124-year-old station is situated in South Bombay, an area of the city known for its striking Gothic architecture.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The sky is crying

It would be almost impossible to express the magnificence of the events of this evening, but I hope the following photographs will do some justice.

The gold rush.

The skies were clear at 6:00 pm today, with no indication at all of any rain. At about 6:30 a light drizzle began with a pitter-patter of scattered drops, a child's first uncertain steps. Steadily, the sky began to turn into a mellow amber. The whole city was covered by a sepia filter, turning the streets into a Bollywood movie from the 70's. The sky was gold and the drops of rain shone through like molten glass falling form the heavens. Then, the rain began to build in intensity and reached a crescendo and the sky burst forth with an ominous boom. Almost like a chameleon changing colours, the scene turned from a glorious yellow hue to a pallid pink. The king had surrendered to the queen. Like a jubilant girl in a new dress, the heavens screamed in delight while water rained down in sheets.