A Journalist Takes Pictures Of Mumbai’s Taxi Ceilings, And Proves Beauty Can Be Found Everywhere

Some people collect fridge magnets or postcards, but Rachel Lopez has an unusual hobby. She takes pictures of colorful plastic patterns that cover ceilings of Mumbai taxis. When you’re sitting in a cab, you rarely think of looking up at the ceiling, but if you’re taking a taxi in Mumbai, you can find fruit plates, flowers, or even zebra patterns over your head. Continue reading »

Mumbai’s Taxis Makeover

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Photo by Taxi Fabric / The Guardian

India’s classic Ambassador taxis and juddery auto rickshaws are iconic sights in the cities of the subcontinent. In Mumbai, one project has been using them as canvases for Indian graphic designers, giving them the opportunity to design new interiors for the vehicles. Continue reading »

Renting In Mumbai Per Square Foot

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A high-rise residential tower is seen next to shanties in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, in Mumbai March 18, 2015. In Mumbai, the windows of new high-rise apartment blocks, old low-rise residential buildings and shantytown shacks portray the disparity in living conditions and incomes in the Indian city. Rents for a place to live range from more than $2,000 to less than $5 a month. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Rough weather runs ship aground on Mumbai coast

Beach goers feed pigeons in Mumbai where a cargo ship ran aground due to rough weather June 12. The 175-meter-long ship named Wisdom, which was being tugged to the Alang scrapyard in Gujarat from Colombo, broke away due to rough weather and drifted its way to the Mumbai coast last night, local media reported. (Danish Siddiqui / Reuters). Click to zoom.