Framed change and the city
Photographer Fawzan Husain captures the transformation of the city that was once called Bombay to the Mumbai that it is known today, in his new photobook, Between Bombay And Mumbai. Spanning over 25 years, his lens captures the city and its people in many hues, from its homeless to its icons, its bar dancers, the LGBT community, its havaldars and the endless Bollywood connect that transcends every strata
Seamless Creativity For this child, the pillar holding a railway overbridge at Mahalakshmi becomes a canvas as he captures the image of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with a piece of coal
Car Nama Sachin Tendulkar on his way to sign his first contract with Sungrace Mafatlal on his eighteenth birthday. The cricketer loved his Maruti 800 and drove the car around town without a license.
Family business Dhirubhai Ambani was the first industrialist who had organised his company’s annual general meeting with stockholders at an open ground. Also seen in this frame is elder son Mukesh Ambani.
Stick talk A Mumbai policeman uses his lathi as a support during a bandobast. Pics courtesy/Fawzan Husain
What’s cooking? At this mass langar, a street of Mumbai turned into an open-air kitchen for the hungry
Raise the bar A few bar dancers share a lighter moment while entertaining guests at a city bar
Culture break There was a huge craze around cola drinks when Coca Cola and Pepsi re-entered India in the 1990s. It was a drink for celebrations, like this frame from a Koli wedding.
Three generations “I was very lucky to capture the three generations of the Bachchan family in one frame,” recalls Fawzan. Amitabh Bachchan was escorting his father Harivanshrai Bachchan for an award conferred on the poet by the UP government. Joining them is a younger Abhishek Bachchan.