Yazdani Bakery : Vintage charm

Food, India, india travel, mumbai, Photography

Tucked in the noisy bylanes of Fort, Mumbai, amidst printing and stationary shops is Yazdani Restaurant and Bakery. Opened in 1953, it is one of the few remaining Irani bakeries in Mumbai. The bakery offers a wide variety of breads, cakes and biscuits. Regulars like me go for their apple Pie, Multigrain Bread, ginger buiscuits and we never miss their rum cakes around Christmas. If you want to experience old world Mumbai, a visit to Yazdani is a must.  And don’t forget to try this chai and bun/brun maska!!

 

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Mouth-wateringly Delicious!

Food, India, india travel, Photography, Street, Travel

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This traditional Indian dessert will make anybody’s (who’s grown up in India) mouth water. These are Gulab Jamuns,  fried milk solid dumplings soaked in cardmom and saffron flavored sugar syrup. The Halwai (confectioner) in the picture is making sure that the fried hot dumplings soak every bit of the flavored syrup.

Hot syrupy Gulab Jamuns topped with vanilla ice cream is a popular combination any Indian will swear by!

 

 

Hungry Kya?

Food, India, india travel, Photography, Street, Travel

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Everytime I see this image, I am hungry and I feel a twinge of regret. If only i had stopped by to taste some.  Bhature and a variety of Pakoras at the Mall Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. And wait a minute, do I also see a Samosa?

Knesset Eliyahu Synagogue : The Blue Project #3

Fine Art, India, india travel, Photography, Street, Travel

The bright blue and white Knesset Eliyahu Synagogue stands tall and proud in the heart of Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. A reminder of good and prosperous times and the  significant contribution of the Jewish community in the commercial development of Bombay.

The Synagogue was covered in tarpaulin and scaffolding for restoration around the time the image was taken, hence I could only click a part of it.

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A Pictorial Account : Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016

India, india travel, Photography, Travel

The Much awaited Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (6 to 14 February, 2016) is back !!

 

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