Mumbai in pictures: 50 shades of the city
It’s raining metal sheets!
At 2.30 pm yesterday, a large metal sheet fell from under the Rawalpada Foot Over-bridge (FOB), which crosses over the Western Express Highway. Arif Chokiya, an eyewitness, said, “I pass this route every day. The large sheet fell right in front of me and missed the biker riding ahead of me by a few feet.
Luckily no one was hurt.” The 42-year-old resident of Kashimira immediately called the fire officials who reached the spot within 30 minutes of the incident. Cops from Dahisar Police station reached the spot by 3.30 pm. “No one bothered to divert traffic from the accident spot,” alleges Chokiya. Sharad Sabnis, chief engineer of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Agency, said, “While one sheet has been removed, two more sheets will be re-fixed soon.” text/nigel buthello, Pics/Nimesh Dave
Bat, set, go
A bat rests while his partner flies over Azad Maidan yesterday. These flying mammals can be spotted roosting in trees in many parts of the city. Pics/Bipin Kokate
No, this is not the first glimpse of the Lalbaugcha Raja, but a copy of Mumbai’s most famous Ganpati idol. It was replicated in Santosh Kambli’s workshop for the Ratnagiri Ganesh Festival. Pic/Bipin Kokate
All eyes are on Madhuri Dixit Nene as she inaugurates a jewellery store in the city. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Tirchi topi wale
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan seems to be having trouble wearing his topi as Milind Deora looks on at the Iftaar party hosted by Naseem Khan. Pic/Satyajit Desai
On World Friendship Day, most hotels and lounges will host parties. United 21 in Thane for instance is playing host to four leading DJs from across India at their discotheque. Pic/ Bipin Kokate