'Little Alice fell down the hole, bumped her head and bruised her soul.' ~ Lewis Carroll
Have you ever had an Alice in Wonderland moment? Falling through the rabbit hole, without looking back, only to enter your very own whimsical, magical universe - one that takes you back in time, to a special place that remains embedded in memories. A few places in the city of 'Bombay' manage to evoke such a strong sense of nostalgia for me - Colaba being one of them.
A Colaba of my childhood - Peering out eagerly from the window of the BEST bus, because the journey was just as much fun as the destination. Clutching on to my father's hand with all my life for fear of being left behind in the crowd. Looking up in awe at the magnanimity of the Gateway of India, all through the eyes of a child. Looking down at the choppy waters with a sense of nervous exhilaration, wanting to get close but holding back still. The joy of being treated to a Mewad ice cream cone - synthetic and soggy - but it meant the world to a chubby child!