Insider’s guide to Colaba


Once a tiny strip of land inhabited by the fishermen, Colaba Causeway has transformed into a hub for funky fashion accessories and multi-cuisine eateries. The name ‘Colaba’ is derived from Kalu Bai, one of Mumbai’s native deities. Also known as Khadadevi, she is said to be in a perpetual state of anger, requiring gifts from devotees to pacify her. Her temple, located inside the Colaba police station premises, is one of the most visited temples in south Mumbai. From the iconic Regal Cinema to the Afghan Church, Colaba has many little secrets hidden away. Archaeologist Dr Kurush Dalal gives us a tour of this historic research

As told to Poorva Joshi – Hindustan Times

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