>Fine Dine, anyone?


Carter road promenade, for those not from Bombay, is this lovely, happy, well lit walk way next to the sea. It is hugely crowded on early mornings and evenings by people who step out for a brisk walk, a jog, to spend some time with their children or just to be by themselves. One end of Carter road has a row of restaurants which range from fine dining to the more casual eateries and also some simply divine dessert places. The place reverberates with a carnival like atmosphere most evenings and more so on weekends.

It was here that I saw him last Sunday evening. Hubby and I had stepped out for a walk. It was high tide and the setting sun cast a warm glow over the horizon. Feeling lazy and totally goalless, we sat down on an edge of the promenade, our legs dangling over – almost touching the water. That’s when I spotted him sauntering over. I felt a little sorry for him. He looked unkempt and unloved. He hesitated and then turned away. Nimble and sure footed he went down to the rocks jutting out from beneath the water. For a minute he stood silhouetted against the setting sun, looking strong and very, very lonely. And then it happened. In a flash his face was in the water and he emerged victorious, a dead fish dangling from his jaws. For the next 10 minutes we watched fascinated as he carefully and systematically dined, beginning at the tail and going right up to the head. Strangely, watching him eat, hubby and I started speaking in whispers, almost as if wishing to not disturb him.

A warm, happy feeling began to creep up on us. We both love animals. And were very comforted by the thought that at least one stray would sleep well fed that night.

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14 Responses to >Fine Dine, anyone?

  1. >that was so well narrated diva. i could almost see the dive, the fish, the feasting :). I love carter road too. there is so much happening in that little stretch

  2. WSW says:

    >I lauuu Carter Road. Isnt that CCD the coolest!!

  3. The knife says:

    >was pounding down Carter Road at two miles an hour last evening… fishing would have been a better idea

  4. Meira says:

    >What sea? what water? what dive? Its hot-hot-hot here in delhi. hmph!but seriously, wow moment πŸ™‚

  5. mindspace says:

    >interesting.. but what about the fish? u said u love animals.. but u are being partial… :(~Tara

  6. >LOVELY post!! I love animals too, an this was awesome, even if for one evening, his was a happy ending for one stray.

  7. Arpz says:

    >nice new layout

  8. >lady, you tell me that i don't write often enough. now that I'm doing..i have to complain that you don't drop by often enough…uffff…now as a punishment you'll have to treat me to the beer and biryani party when i'm down in mumbai (which is not anytime soon :()…wahhhh

  9. DewdropDream says:

    >I love the new layout!!! And me lauves doggies toooo… awwwww

  10. Mumbai Diva says:

    >A : I know πŸ™‚ am to be found there practically every evening.WSW : Yes it is :)The Knife: :)Meira: ah you delhite…what would you know :DMINDSPACE : hmmmm…..well the fish was dead. i'm a non vegetarian who loves animals….paradoxical but true.IHM : The no of strays one sees with their nose to the ground, hunting for food is heartbreaking. This sure made my day.cynic: thankeearpz: thanks. it's actually the layout i first started with. i realized i like it the most.A : I do, I do, I don't? generally very irregular myself too πŸ™‚ will be around. promise.DewDropDream: thank you

  11. Nautankey says:

    >Wow!! great way to tell a simple story. Visualized the doggie's silhouette and how cute it would have been πŸ™‚

  12. >i have been to bombay only once and remember carter road.. loved itthis was a very well described post.

  13. ani_aset says:

    >love the place :)..and you have described it well… i miss the coffee at cafe coffe day πŸ™‚

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