This picture is clicked outside Milap Cinemas, Kandivali. Its a long staircase extending around 20 metres towards the right. Before the pandemic, it was solely used for the purpose of stepping up and down in order to enter the theatre, bank and numerous shops situated in a linear series. After the Pandemic, add to it the Lockdown, its functionality has altered to be a gathering space for quite a few people who are seen sitting here enjoying the temporarily pollution-free air. There are a lot of apartments along the S.V. Road that don’t have compounds/gardens/open spaces. This area is mostly accessed by the residents of these buildings and the joggers who need some shaded resting space between their jogs. It reminds me of the grand staircase leading to the Asiatic Library.

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