Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bom-bahia...

I decided that after a long bout of laziness, I should get myself up and about and sweat it out. So I set out from my apartment which is in Sanpada, New Bombay and jog upto Nerul which is the next station in line. Took me about half hour alternating between brisk walking and jogging. The stretch between these stations on the Palm Beach Road is the kind of stretch I yearn for in Main Bombay. It is wild green on both sides of the road with palms planted on the divider between the road and open spaces and hardly anybody around. As I run, the sun slowly sets and there is a cool westerly breeze blowing which pushes me forward. I see the onset of the Sahyadri mountain ranges that dot the western ghats of India.

Bombay is one of the few cities in India that underwent a drastic carving, cutting up, pasting and reclaiming over the centuries before reaching its present avatar and from what I see around me, they are not finished with it yet. It is a most interesting city to study its geographical evolution and in my attempt to understand this city better I have decided to tackle this particular aspect of the city. For the next two months, I will from time-to-time post details about Bombay that I found interesting and that appeal to me.

As a part of this venture, I will start from the southern most tip of Bombay and go northwards. The present Bombay originally was actually 7 islands- Colaba, Old Woman's Island, Bombay, Mazagaon, Worli, Parel and Mahim and this is the order in which I will explore Bombay. More in the next post...

3 Comments:

Blogger RefleXtion said...

So you're finally trying to discover what everyone is advocating about huh...youre description of the jogging path does seem beautiful...I WANT PICTURES!

Ha ha my word verification is AAPHUK!!!

10:34 PM  
Blogger RamantheB said...

I am not sure the summer is going to be most pleasant of times to go on this adventure, but i shall lookforward to a (mini-postcard, if i may call it that) from you every few days.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Saraansh said...

Reflextion
No pictures...I will write and you can picture it.

Rama
I know I did think about that and it caused me some grief last week but I dont know how long I will be in Bombay so as long as I am here, I will get to this.

12:31 PM  

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