| Everyday People | People of Mumbai vol I

Ushering you back to Mumbai where they called me "Mr. Hiro".

While I was walking around with my trusty camera in hand, I was approached by friendly citizens of Mumbai who wanted their photos taken. They don't have any vanity associated with their appearance or apparel. They just want to have their photo taken, introduce me to friends, have another photo taken....see the photos and off they go.

The boys above were sat chatting away amongst themselves till the spotted me. They then jumped off the wall to pose for a picture together.

My previous article provoked an array of emails and comments that focused mainly on the poverty seen in Mumbai. It made me think of an interview with Bob Marley:

interviewer: are you a rich man?
bob marley: when you say 'rich' what do you mean?
interviewer: do you have lots of possessions? lots of money in the bank?
bob marley: possessions make you rich? i dont have that kind of richness. my richness is life, forever.


  1. great photos, my friend has also taken some amazing photos in India


  2. thank you for sharing this, and Marley's philosophy ♥

  3. Some really great images here Hiro, so natural and full of life. The cricket guys, so good.

  4. I love Mumbai one of my favourite places I used to go for work - I love the assault on the senses reminded me a lot of Lagos. I remember the first time I went with my boss she found it too much. People living in what we perceive as poverty don't need or want pity and are living their lives often more contentedly then those with more. I do sometimes wish i had a magic wand though....

  5. In this twisted and unfortunately highly materialistic world, it is very often forgotten to find beauty in simple things. I really enjoyed this post! Looking forward to the 2nd part!

  6. Hi Hiro-san, In Mumbai, do you also find that people are waving to you just so you wave back to them? (i.e. when you are riding on a car with open window, for e.g.) Somehow I thought of this when I saw the picture of those children.

  7. Incredible photos - vibrant and colourful


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