Mumbai is not, what you might call, a beautiful city. It has none of the splendour of a Delhi, or the old world charm of a Kolkata or Chennai, it probably is not as hep as parts of Bangalore and Pune. But, there is something about this city that is very alive and very energetic. Also it is a city that looks much better at night than during the day – decades of adhoc urban planning has left us, Mumbaikars, with a melange of styles and structures – most clashing with each other.
I tried this as an experiment. I shot the same shot, more or less, across various day parts. It was not scientific. It most likely, was not even the same exact frame, and, it was not automated to take pictures at regular intervals. Everytime i took a break, and remembered to bring the camera out, i shot a frame.
This is how it looks during the day. Almost like the dwellings of human beings are swamped by alien structures.
This is at evening, and the allure of the city beckons.
Dusk makes the city look even prettier.
And, night makes it look like the city of gold. Where anyone can make a fortune. And, no one will sleep hungry.