Chor Bazaar Encore

One of my oldest friends, Tanaya is in town for her internship, and from the day she saw my post on the Chor Bazaar of Mumbai, last year, she wanted to go.
So, after loads of requests and tantrums, we went! She was besides herself and got herself a pretty hourglass and a compass. What mattered the most was that we got some photos, of which we would definitely be proud of.
Old Typewriter

Polaroid Camera in Front of Vases

The thing about the Mumbai Chor Bazaar is that, more than smuggled goods, you can find old and used goods or very accurate copies. You may have a vintage typewriter and may have damaged a key, head over here, and you shall definitely find a replacement.

Types of old police whistles

Various camera lenses for sale on the roadside

Shops sell all kinds of stuffs! Whistles, bells, wheels, timepieces, clocks, watches, etc.

Old camera multiple lenses

Cameras lined on the shelf inside a shop

There’s one particular shop on the Mutton Street which has a collection of vintage cameras. No guarantees on the working conditions, but, amazingly mesmerizing collections. The dual lens reflex ones, old generations of SLRs, video cameras galore the shelves, and lenses. Manual prime and zoom lenses of varied focal lengths. Most shall invariably be damaged or dirtied beyond usable condition, but they look damn pretty! No doubts there!

A shop with various merchndises

A shop with various merchandise from Walkman to Playstation

The above photos struck me as a time lapse of sorts! One can spot walkmans, old dvds, a portable TV, and also Playstations and digital cameras! This is what I love about the chor bazaar, the sheer diversity of merchandise up for sale.

The following photo was taken last year:
Cameras and a mic.

And this one, this year!

Not a lot has changed I believe.

Like I said last year, If you come to Mumbai, and want to get yourself some antique stuffs, the Chor Bazaar on Mutton Street, Mumbai is the place to be. Have a list of things that you are looking for, or else, you might return spending way more than you planned, and have you craving for more.

Until the next time.

Take care all.


Decks on the table!

They named it, Homecoming Of Terror! If you know what am talking about, it ll make you happy that the season 5 is up and available already. We join Underwood family as the hunt for the ‘one that got away continues’ in the brand new season of House of Cards. The season has been a highly rewarding watch, with the ins and outs of politics, often dirty, being portrayed just the way they are. The cutthroat competition, the zeal to move ahead, no matter what, and all that goes behind the scenes to make a whip, a president.

What follows here, may spoil your suspense, so proceed at your own risk, you have been warned!

“I will NOT yield” is what the president says to the Congress and he sticks to his word. A smart man is one, who knows the play, has something to trade, is one step ahead of the game, and drives the game, or terror, whatever you name it here. He gets heckled at the congress and cursed at the funeral, she said, “I hope you die, and she becomes the president”, but he stays true…he does not yield. He ensures that he has the final word and let’s the people know, in person, that they shall be safe. This is a no holds, all out war. War against terror. There are parties at play, who cant back away from the war on terror, but also want to persecute the president for his crimes! Best bit, the President knows it all. This is not all, LeAnn seems to be rattled about something and so does Aidan! What are they so scared of? Or rather who are they so afraid of? Only one way to find out!

The deck of cards is out on the table, the future is uncertain and it shall be a winner takes all!

Still going strong in the 5th season, HOC is absolutely killing it out there with the amazing portrayal of the politics and drama that enshrouds the Underwood family.

Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5 on Saturday, 3rd June, 5 PM onwards, only on Zee Café!

On a lighter note, let me show you something….Once upon a time, I had made my House of Cards too.

This here is Aakash, one of my old buddies from college, carrying our house of cards to be put on display!

I would want to know of your views in the comments below.