Deepak Talkies

August 2, 2014   Comments (4)
 

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For more years than I can remember, I’ve wanted to go see a film at Deepak Talkies, one of the few single screen cinemas in my neighborhood. When we moved to Prabhadevi in 1987, Kirti Talkies on Caddell Road had recently shut, but was still a landmark. These ‘Talkies’, by virtue of their location, catered to mill workers who inhabited the charming two-story tenements that dot Lower Parel and Prabhadevi, and are now being replaced with ugly metal and glass high-rises wherever you look.
Every time I cross Deepak Talkies on my way back from Lower Parel, I try
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Spree

January 2, 2013   Comments (0)
 


In Berlin’s river Spree, they put up soaring public art that stretches your imagination and makes you wonder. In Mumbai’s ocean, they want to put yet another Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

 
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state of mind

March 10, 2009   Comments (14)
 

roadside chessWhat do you do when you’re bored?┬á I often think that if I had a job that was mostly sitting around and waiting, I’d read. Most of our nation is illiterate, though, I know and everytime I see a cabbie or a watchman reading a paper, I get really happy. One recent afternoon, Aalaap and I were wandering around Dadar waiting for a bike to be assembled for purchase when I decided I wanted a nariyaal pani or something cool to drink. We found only mausambi juice and across us, I noticed the rest of the vendors – the banana seller included, had a game of chess going on. Attaboys! ­čÖé

 
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