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How Instagrammer Chirag Wakaskar Captured The Soul Of Mumbai
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How Instagrammer Chirag Wakaskar Captured The Soul Of Mumbai

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Updated: 9 May 2016
By Sukhada Chaudhary

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Chirag Wakaskar is a photojournalist who strives to cover all aspects of the city. A popular Mumbai Instagrammer who also curates the fabulous Everyday Mumbai page, here’s a selection of some of his best Mumbai captures.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

A towering idol of Lord Ganesha captured on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations — a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha — in Mumbai.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

The maximum city of riches and contrasting poverty. Here, Chirag captures an airplane making its descent over Dharavi, the world’s largest slum.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

A view from Lower Parel — a historical district of the city that once housed the famed textile mills and its workers and is now making way for high-rises.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

Marine Drive — the home of beautiful sunsets and long conversations with the sea.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

A view of the high tide from the Worli seafront, where revelers line up to get lashed by unusually high waves.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

People enjoying an evening against the backdrop of the Mumbai Sea Link, now a Mumbai icon.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

Chirag also captures the rare moments in a Mumbaikar’s life — like this moment of leisure of a man relaxing at the Oval Maidan (above) and a man enjoying a moment to himself on the street corner (below).

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

A shot of Dhobi Ghat — Mumbai’s colony of washermen and women who have huge loads of laundry to do.

Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar
Courtesy of Chirag Wakaskar

And finally, a shot of Mumbai’s craze and favorite pastime — cricket. Here, a boy enjoys a game of cricket on one of Mumbai’s beaches.