Slowly, Mumbai city is opening up, inching back to a semblance of its bustling, busy, beloved self, with lessons for
Slowly, Mumbai city is opening up, inching back to a semblance of its bustling, busy, beloved self, with lessons for the future. HT’s photographers scan the usual haunts, to find markets that are bustling, railway stations still deserted, parks and promenades only periodically in use, and the seaside missing its throngs.
In the Crawford Market area, where there’s a corner and a street for everything you could think of, the bustle looks almost completely normal, until you notice the masks (even if most are worn poorly, on the chin).(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Azad Maidan is eerily calm on a weekday afternoon. Even the grass is growing untrampled in the monsoon. (Pratik Chogre / HT Photo)
A few stragglers wait for a bus or rickshaw at the Bandra railway station. Commuting has become both easier and more difficult, as crowds thin but trains remain off limits to most and buses continue to restrict the number of passengers.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)