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Mahim Koli Seafood Festival 2013

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Rahul and Swati who introduced me to Koli festivals some years ago

Food is a family affair

                                           Squid in Green Masala



                                          Spectacular display




                                            Marathi TV and movie actor Sachin Khedekar





                                            North meets West...Tandoori Fish




                                              Prawn Satay







                                          Lobsters Galore





                                          Koli desserts....Karanji and Stuffed Bananas




                                            Mackeral Loncha



                                                Pomfrets



                                                All home chefs!!







                                             Lobsters,Mackerals and more...




An Evening at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club

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Close to the Gateway of India is the Royal Bombay Yacht Club.At some point in time,all of us have passed it.


The Royal Bombay Yacht Club was earlier housed at the Waterfront but later shifted to RBYC Chambers in 1947 when the clubhouse was acquired by the Bombay Port Trust.The Offices of the Atomic Energy Commission are now housed there.The building is stunning. King George and Queen Mary visited the club in 1911.A special menu designed for them is mentioned in "The History Of The Royal Bombay Yacht Club", written by Gulshan Rai,retd Joint Commissioner of Customs,Padmashree and Arjuna Awardee who circumnavigated the globe.He was Ex Commodore at the RBYC.The table you see above is the Commodore's Table on which the whole team eats together.Though a Dutch sport,yachting was introduced to India by the British,just like tea was.









The club is very well maintained.There are several yachting memorabilia on display.
I came across an ancient weighing machine in which the person h…