Last Sunday, I saw a tiger near Chembur station, glaring balefully at the passers-by. Don’t believe me? See for yourself !
The tiger was sitting on a bench outside a laundry shop, where it had come for a dry cleaning, and was probably waiting to be picked up by its owners. It’s once bright fur had faded, it looked a little tattered, had laundry tags hanging from its years, and yet it managed to look proud and dignified.
One doesn’t expect to see a life-sized and real-looking tiger outside a laundry store, and it was quite funny to see many passers-by reacting with fright and giving the tiger a wide berth. The children, of course, were delighted to see it and there were many squeals of delight to be heard.
As for me, I never thought I would be this close to a tiger without fearing for my life. 😉
Mumbai Lens is a photographic series which, as the name suggests, is Mumbai-centric and is an attempt to capture the various moods of the city through my camera lens. You can read more posts from this series here.