Jennifer and I are working on a project in India for a couple of weeks. While we are not able to share the details of that project due to contractual restraints, we can share some of our photos with you that are not related to the project.

It has been 26 years since my first visit to India, when I traveled through the north and visited Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Ranthambhor National Park (tigers) and Varanasi. Jennifer visited for the first time in 2008 working on a book project with Brooks Institute.

Mumbai is a large city (16 million or more), that sprawls from the shores of the Arabian Sea inland to the Ghat Mountains. It has everything that you would expect of a mega-city in a country that is experiencing upward mobility. Rather than blather on with facts and figures, we’ll share some images from our first week here in the downtown area of Colaba and Fort.

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Area where the city’s hotels and hospitals send their sheets for washing.

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Chicken berry pulao at the Iranian restaurant Britannia & Co. Founded in 1923

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Son of the Britannia & Co’s founder, still working the floor at 92.

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Boss of Britannia & Co likes to nap near the cashier.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Station is the main RR station built by the British in the 1880s.

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Breakfast along the street outside the train station.

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Normal morning street scene near the train station.

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Gateway of India was built along the harbor and was the embarkation point for transatlantic ships. Now it’s a local spot.

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Locals and tourists gather in the area all day, but especially at sunset.

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Inside the Taj Mahal Palace, one of the most exclusive hotels in Mumbai.

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Carriage rides near the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Palace.

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Roasting corn on the street.

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Jennifer loves the mehndi and the Indian salwar kameez.

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The Gateway of India with the evening lights playing off of the facade.

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View of the Worli neighborhood from the 38th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel.