Mumbai. Always Bombay to me, a city I love. Sadly, I had a super-short time there on my way back home. Still, I stole in a few sketches at some favorite spots.
At the Babulnath Temple, as people and goods stream in and out of that ancient gateway.
And just around the corner, this mullahji and his fruit cart.
In Santa Cruz I stopped to sketch Ashad Quereshi’s Biryani House. Full Biryani for Rs.50, half for Rs.30. Huge pots of biryani and salan, packed into little plastic bags and carried away home or heaped generously onto steel plates for immediate consumption.
One last quick sketch of Rahul’s Aloo Sandwich Cart where the only option is the fast-selling Bombay Sandwich.
And a selfie with the collection of boys who hung around, heckled each other, and critiqued my sketch all the time I drew. A lovely end to a whirlwind trip.