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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Photo-essay on Mumbai Trip-II: Lighter moments

Here are some more photos from the trip that we undertook last year.

This is where, our guide said, Lataji stays in a flat but there was no means to verify that. If someone is sure, please come forward and confirm or deny this.

One of the modern day pilgrimages: the fortressed residence of Shah Rukh Khan
A moment of tortured patience. We wait in Siligudhi station; exhausted and exasperated. Everyone fatigued and  just happy to be sitting. 

One of the rural railway platforms in lull hours
Sujan Dai and his tanhaii. He is now married and no longer so but then he was pretty lonely and sad (wish he  never sees this description, he will grill me if not kill.)
With new incidental friends near Hotel Taj. Brian, 7th from left was the one who helped us arrange the trip the other day.
Having food at a McDonald's outlet. It was not horrible but it was hostile to both your stomach and pocket. I thoroughly disliked the food but was happy for the new experience. 
Team poses for photograph one evening in the Marine Drive
Gateway to India, people said this gate was. It was good being there in the evening but I had fallen asleep almost the entire day in the training session and was still feeling sleepy!
Sujan Dai in 'Gangs of Wasehpur' costums. He was the most photogenic of all in the group (I am confused whether it  is exactly called 'photogenic'.)
A pose looking out from a moving train
Where many scenes of 'Munnabhai' series were shot: I sit there but it was not exactly as in the movies
Caught in action in the site of shooting
A lovely setting sun above the sea with a boat in the horizon
Enjoying coconut juice in the beach
Sand art in progress
A light moment in the train near Patna
And this one in a slowly moving train
Finally, Sujan Dai calls by-now-Bhuju from Patna, in a jolly mood. After all, distances cannot break the bonds, they rather strengthen them!!

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