The Dadar Kabutarkhana (Pigeon House) is an important part of Dadar's history and has been synonymous with the identity of this prominent Mumbai suburb!
This week in #TuesdayTrivia we tell you about the history of this famous spot of Mumbai. The Dadar Kabutarkhana which was built in the year 1932 is located at an important juncture of the chaotic and busy suburb of Dadar with its adjoining roads leading to famed destinations including Plaza talkies, Prabhadevi and Shardashram school (in which Sachin Tendulkar studied). The surrounding area of Kabutar Khana also houses a Jain temple among other religious structures. The structures which has been rated as a Grade II heritage structure by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation sees around 3000 - 4000 pigeons being fed daily. These pigeons are fed grains from the money raised by The Dadar Kabootar Khana Trust and these grains come from wholesale shops at Crawford Market and the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Market in Vashi. What's more, the pigeons who fall ill are treated by veterinary doctors hailing from Bombay Veterinary College located in Parel. While the severely ill pigeons and those injured due to noise pollution during Diwali, due to kite flying during Makar Sankranti etc are treated at the Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals. Trust Mumbaikars to show compassion towards living species of all kinds!
Traveller. A boy, with his mother and aunts waits for his train. He might be going to school, or coming back from it or maybe just going on a journey with his family members. How to know? Many a times, school uniforms double up as travel clothes as they are the best clothes, a kid has.
I am traversing across cities and villages in India, photographing what people were upto, when I came across them.
Today, I was mentioning to a friend on how I look at this picture. For me, the handrail of the stairs feels like a claw that is awaiting to pull in things into the mouth of a creature, symbolises by the space between the columns. Interestingly, my friend has an different view on it. She saw from the picture, a long winding road, urging one to explore to see what lies at the end of the passage. This shows different perspectives in life, which at times we need to get these perspectives to broaden our horizon. How about you? Mind telling me what do you see from the picture?