Indian Rails

Status

I am always sur­prised at how effi­cient and friendly the Indian rail reser­va­tion people are. 5 minutes in their office and I left with a 300 Rupee ticket for an overnighter from Mum­bai to Goa, leav­ing tomor­row night. Saves me a nights accom­mod­a­tion as well! Really look­ing for­ward to the beach now!

Dharavi — A Slum In Mumbai

After a few days in Mum­bai the city star­ted to grow on me. There’s a lot of things to do and the food is just great. After the movie film­ing I heard a few people talk­ing about the slum tours. About 55% of Mum­baikers live in some kind of slum. One of these slums, Dharavi, has just been made fam­ous by the movie Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire and it is exactly this slum that you can take a tour in. Con­tinue read­ing

Phher, A Bollywood Movie

I arrived in Mum­bai after a 10 hour overnight train jour­ney from Canacona in Goa. Per­son­ally I’m not a huge fan of big cit­ies and after about 30 minutes in Mum­bai I kept think­ing that I had to get out of there. It’s huge, claus­tro­phobic and dirty, even for Indian stand­ards. Con­tinue read­ing