Bombay Diaries: Making the most of an Indian summer…

Shuttling back-and-forth between Bombay and London, I’ve always been strategic about escaping the brutally cold winters of the West, and the scorching summers of the East. The truth is that I secretly enjoy both, and this year – for the first time in over a decade – I’ve spent the entire month of April in India, making up for … More Bombay Diaries: Making the most of an Indian summer…

Bombay Diaries: An enchanting look inside the Royal Opera House…

Mention Royal Opera House to passersby in Mumbai, and you’ll likely be pointed in the general direction of Charni Road, near Chowpatty. Once the cultural cornerstone of the city, India’s only surviving opera house has languished in a forgotten state for over two decades, the “Opera House” name often synonymous with the surrounding neighbourhood rather than the colonial-era landmark representing … More Bombay Diaries: An enchanting look inside the Royal Opera House…

Bombay Diaries: Being a tourist in my home city…

Do you ever take for granted the beauty and culture you’re surrounded by on a daily basis? I know I’m often guilty of this in Bombay where it’s all-too-easy to moan about the sorry state of affairs (the traffic especially), or else get caught up in the glitz and dazzling glamour of the endless soirées. Somewhere in the … More Bombay Diaries: Being a tourist in my home city…