Mumbai Diaries: The Keneseth Eliyahoo – Restoring of a piece of history ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

The Kala Ghoda precinct in South Mumbai is clearly a favourite with me - what with the art galleries, the exhibitions and cafes, it is a cultural hub. It also has the finest set of heritage buildings with varied styles of architecture. You have the Prince of Wales Museum (now renamed as Chatrapati Shivaji Vastu … Continue reading Mumbai Diaries: The Keneseth Eliyahoo – Restoring of a piece of history ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Lights, Camera, Action- The National Museum of Indian Cinema ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

A few weeks ago, I had attended a retrospective of the late actor, director and Kannada writer Girish Karnad at the Films Division of India located at Pedder Road, Mumbai. The auditorium was packed and the event was inaugurated by film producer and director Anand Mahendroo, who reminisced about his mentor and teacher. This was … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action- The National Museum of Indian Cinema ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Mumbai Diaries: Temples of South Mumbai ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

When I first moved to Mumbai, I was given to understand that I lived in ‘town’ – as they call the southernmost precinct of Mumbai. Other than housing primary business districts, heritage buildings in Art Deco and Victorian styles, upmarket housing societies, popular beaches, it also is home to some ancient temples. The temples are … Continue reading Mumbai Diaries: Temples of South Mumbai ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Mumbai Diaries: Temples of Chembur ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Mumbai makes you cosmopolitan. And it also allows a Tambrahm like me to connect with my roots, whether it is the favourite cup of filter coffee or south Indian 'tiffin'. And the north-eastern suburb of Chembur is the go-to place for that. The biggest draw, for me, however, are the temples in the area, namely, … Continue reading Mumbai Diaries: Temples of Chembur ©Sangeeta Venkatesh