Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Bombay Meri Jaan - SPACE

Man by the window
(Panasonic Lumix FZ50 at 1/30s , f/3.6 ISO 800)

This shot for me, captures everything about real estate in Mumbai. 

It is such a common sight to see lack of space in this city. There are no empty plots any more. All the houses are taken. It is such a common sight to see rich people living in ultra small houses and paying a king's ransom for it too. It is mind boggling to see the number of families living in a 30*40 sq ft piece of land. Such is the pulse of the city. This city attracts people from all over the country. It is a pulsating nerve centre. People flock in here in thousands every day.

This shot shows a typical well to do man in his early 30s standing by his window and texting someone on his cell phone. I captured this photo in South Mumbai , just next to Mumbai University. Mihir tells me that apparently all the houses here come under the Bombay Rent Act wherein rent is frozen at 1947 levels. Imagine paying 200 bucks a month for rent in South Bombay! Its no wonder then that the buildings are dilapated.

1 comment:

  1. The picture depicts the plight of the future Indian housing problem. I can't see the logic why buildings are never rehab considering the dangers it poses to the occupants.