Mumbai Diary: Thursday theme

The city — sliced, diced and served with a dash of sauce

Where are you off to, Circuit?
One spotted actor Arshad Warsi on a bike in Versova recently. He attracted some attention from the locals and even gave a kid a spin on his bike.

Arshad Warsi zooming in the city. Pic/Ranjeet Jadhav
Arshad Warsi zooming in the city. Pic/Ranjeet Jadhav

While we are all for actors being able to be just like anybody else and be able to use public spaces like others do without being hassled, one wishes Warsi had worn a helmet to set an example for others.

Of course, that means we would not be able to identify him and maybe this picture would not have been possible, but then that is a small sacrifice for safety. Agree na, Circuit?

Sweet treat for your feet
The nursery of Indian cricket is also a great training ground for marathon running season. Shivaji Park, that leafy green maidan in the heart of Dadar, sees walkers and joggers taking rounds religiously.

A foot massage in progress as it puts all the aches to rest
A foot massage in progress as it puts all the aches to rest

Boys play cricket in the middle, while those intent on improving their cardiovascular health, continue circling around the path. There are people selling healthy juices on the periphery of the circle. And recently, we have noticed a few additions to the Shivaji Park regulars.

A number of masseurs near the Shivaji Park Gymkhana (SPG) end offer foot massages to people. Good news for tired walkers and joggers who may have been running off their feet. Getting your foot massaged, while sitting in the shade of a tree. Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, watching people go by. Well, that’s the life, we say.

A word of caution: These open air foot therapists have been spotted only sporadically. If they are absent when you are at Shivaji Park, in need of some sole-soothing, then it may be: What is this paper reporting, my foot!

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