The hidden colours of Mumbai

Written by Tamara Akl

By Tamara Akl

Amongst the mountains of rubbish and chaotic roads in Mumbai there is a hidden beauty that exists. In my first 48 hours, I was overwhelmed by the smell, people, humidity and the tooting horns. It wasn’t until I visited Juhu beach on my first night that the extravagant colours of Mumbai really stood out to me. Women and children were dressed in colourful traditional garments of red, pink, blue, yellow and green.

This ‘pop’ of colour seems to be scattered in every corner of Mumbai. Whether it be on a motorcycle, in a flower market or the gateway of India, women are flaunting Mumbai’s hidden beauty.

About The Author
Tamara Akl

I am currently completing my fourth year of Journalism and Laws at the University of Queensland. I have successfully completed all the required units for journalism and I will now spend the next two years finishing off my law degree. Throughout my studies in journalism, I completed internships at Channel 10 Eyewitness News and ABC News and have hos...

Related Posts

The Street Sweepers of Jaipur

Three women in bright Sari's take photographs with tourists and ask for tips. One would think that this is how they make...

Snake charmers of Jaipur

Snake charmer Kahnu Nath and his cobra, Raju play for hours at a time, entertaining tourists and locals on the streets o...