Mumbai Diary: Saturday scene

Jul 18, 2015, 09:25 IST | Krutika Behrawala, Dhara Vora, Fiona Fernandez

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

Meaty tales from Citylight market
It’s tough to live in Mumbai and not be a seafood lover. And, one famous stop to buy fresh fish is the Citylight market in Mahim.

All of Soul Fry’s produce (in pic:The Bheja Masala) is from Citylight market

All of Soul Fry’s produce (in pic:The Bheja Masala) is from Citylight market

However, restaurateur and owner of Soul Fry, Meldan D’Cunha had an interesting byte to share with this diarist about the market’s mutton produce. Incidentally, the place is a delight to buy the best, freshest mutton.

Cricketers like Ajit Wadekar, Sandip Patil, TV serial actors, as well as Sharmila Thackeray are some of the well-known personalities who known to vouch for the mutton section at Citylight market.

D’Cunha swears by the produce at this popular marketplace. Now, he’s planning a mutton food festival to tempt city foodies to more of the good stuff. Watch this space to get a whiff of what to expect from that kitchen.

When it rains cats and dogs
What happens when it rains cats and dogs? Simple. You pick up one of these cutesy umbrellas by The Welfare of Stray Dogs and make a statement. These dog and cat-printed umbrellas are available at the WSD office in Kala Ghoda.

Choose from shades like green, sky-blue, red, beige, mustard, rust, leaf green, dark chocolate. Each cost Rs 400. If you’re keen to own one of these, dial 64222838 or mail across a request to

Go ahead, do your bit before the next downpour hits Mumbai. After all, funds raised from such buys will automatically go towards sterilisation, vaccination and first-aid programmes organised by the NGO. Bow wow!

Flautist extraordinaire
Sketching melodies: Tejas Vinchurkar, a wood wind instrument player worked his magic with a saxophone, handmade from (believe it or not!)

Pic/Atul Kamble

PVC pipes as he collaborated with the World Music Band, Maati Baani, for a performance at blueFROG on Wednesday evening. Kutch artistes Noor Mohammed Sodha, a master Jodiya Pawa player and vocalist Moorala Marwada also performed here.

Bandra's beauties
While on her way to meet musician Mikey McCleary (interview on page 26) at St Leo Road Bandra, this diarist couldn’t help but marvel at the charming heritage bungalows that line this quaint part of the suburb.

St Leo Road gives a glimpse of a sepia-toned Bandra. Pic/Dhara Vora
St Leo Road gives a glimpse of a sepia-toned Bandra. Pic/Dhara Vora

Lined with trees on either side, the entrance to the street is its showstopper, Priscilla Villa, sporting intricate wooden and intricate trellis-work. You’ll spot more such vintage bungalows; some date back to as early as the 1920s.

The area could well remind one of a picture postcard from old Goa (if you ignore the newer, concrete additions around). Take a walk, pronto!

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