Mumbai Diary: Thursday theme
The city — sliced, diced and served with a dash of sauce
Jeremy Mayer, a typewriter sculptor, created an exclusive Lotus sculpture with the last batch of typewriters of Godrej Archives, the business archive of Godrej Group.
The sculpture, was unveiled by Navroze and Pheroza Godrej at Hubble in Godrej & Boyce, Mumbai. The approximately 13-feet tall metallic Lotus has been sculpted using parts from 60 typewriters and consists of 15 petals with each petal being made with more than 200 parts from the typewriters.
Finding Jannat on Fashion Street?
On Tuesday, before returning home to Tangdhar, a remote border village, 20 young men from Kashmir made a pit stop at the Fashion Street. These teenagers (16 to 18 years old) were in Mumbai for a two-day-trip as part of Sahrai-e-quami-etihad, a tour organised by the Indian Army for national integration under the Sadbhavana initiative.
Kashmiri youth at Fashion Street. Pic/Suresh KK
Major Abhishek Trivedi, Havildar Sushil Dutt and Naik Anil Kumar of Chinar Corps supervised them. “They have grown up in a world where clashes between militants and military are not evening news to be consumed over a leisurely cup of tea, but are a daily reality.
For them, the idea that there can be a place where they can freely roam around on streets after 7.30 pm without getting hauled up and asked to show a ID proof is no less than a miracle,” said Major Trivedi, adding that these trips are an initiative to build a relationship of trust with locals while giving youngsters a broader perspective of India.
“These students have never ventured beyond their tehsil. We took them to the sets of a TV show. They were awestruck by the vastness of the sea; one exclaimed that it’s probably bigger than their local lake,” he added.
A different movement from Oz
An Australian Indigenous dance performance by Kuma Kaaru hosted by Tourism Australia and the Australian Consulate General, Mumbai on Tuesday evening at the Little Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.
Budapest in Mumbai
When it comes to films getting ‘award’ recognitions, we are always wary. But Grand Budapest Hotel was one film we loved and how. This 2014 Wes Anderson film was nominated for nine Academy Awards. For those who haven’t had a chance to watch the film, it will be telecast on Star Movies Select HD on August 15, 9 pm.
To promote the film, a sand sculpture of the iconic fictional hotel has been created at High Street Phoenix (opposite PVR) in Lower Parel. It took 15 tons of sand and eight days to build this sculpture. How we wish we could check into the real one!