Sunday, 5 May 2013

Padmini Part I

My friend and i first noticed the on the way to our favorite market,parked on a roadside garage.The battered maroon car oozed charm and soul,unlike the snazzy new ones flying about. It reminded of us of old movies and actresses. Somehow even Amitabh Bachchan came into the picture(not that i am a big fan of AB). Someone told us its name was Padmini.  The name stuck. For us,the car was an old movie, a charming old actress. Its only later i found out it is called Premier Padmini.
Mumbai roads are filled with this lovely lady. I was so happy to see so many of them flying about everywhere,i imagined i was in some period movie. Like the windows of Mumbai, i went about taking pictures of her whenever possible. I would always request my sister to take a padmini instead of a fancy taxi. Apparently there is a court order of phasing out the car and most probably with time she will be gone from the streets altogether.
I am glad i got to meet her before her disappearance. Its a car i wont mind owning:)

Good night folks. Have a wonderful Sunday ahead. God bless.


  1. Always a fan of your photos ,and it keep getting better and better :) love !!

  2. I adore this set of photographs! The tones and mood make me wish I was there. :)