Marine Drive on a Winter Afternoon

A morning meeting of mine at Churchgate finished around 1. Wondering where to eat lunch, I decided to saunter to Marine Drive and build up an appetite. I�d never walked here in the middle of the day. It was warm and the footpath next to the sea had only a few stragglers.

The low tide exposed the rocks and sandbanks in the shallow bay. A group of college kids were chatting animatedly. Further on, a middle aged man came and sat on the parapet. He crossed his legs and proceeded to remove his shoes and socks, making himself comfortable. As I passed him, I heard him humming an old Hindi song. Bliss it is to have free time in the middle of the day.A mother was feeding her two toddlers. A nice lunch with a great view.

Marine Drive is one of the loveliest places to be in Bombay. But I rarely stop and appreciate its beauty. I pass by it many times a week, generally rushing from one meeting to another. This little interlude, walking alone in the winter sun lifted my spirits. As I walked further, I spied a row of taxis with the cabbies catching a quick nap. I woke one up and asked him to take me to office.

3 Comments so far

  1. JonyBr (unregistered) on December 28th, 2005 @ 7:10 pm

    Welcome to the Metroblogging Family… Hello from Karachi :)

  2. jer (unregistered) on December 29th, 2005 @ 2:53 am

    Welcome to the family. Here’s from Singpaore. :)

  3. Avin (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 1:49 am

    Marine Drive at night is truly awesome, but at day its pretty calm and silent (not considering the noise around)

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