Mumbai Diary 2010 is an annual planner that celebrates the many eccentricities of our beloved city.
This year's selected theme was street entrepreneurs featuring enthralling and eclectic snapshots of the city and its inhabitants engaged in earning their livelihood. Everyone from dabbawallas to earwax cleaners, to dhobis and snake-oil sellers struggle to realize their dreams in this crowded, bustling city.
The diary pays tribute to the vibrancy of Mumbai through a stunning compilation of text, photographs and graphics that promise to educate, engage and entertain.
Foreword by Jerry Pinto - poet, writer, journalistAbout the Author
In his own description of himself, he is a poet. His first book of poems Asylum (Allied Publishers) was released in 2004. His poems are also to be found in Fulcrum Number 4; An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics (Fulcrum Poetry Press, 2005) edited by Jeet Thayl; in Atlas; New Writing (Crossword/Aark Arts, 2006) edited by Sudeep Sen; and Ninety-nine Words (Panchabati Publications, 2006) edited by Manu Dash.
His first book was Surviving Women (Penguin India, 2000) a manual of gender politics, written for confused Indian men, which has gone into several reprints. Bombay Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai (Penguin India, 2003), which he co-edited with Naresh Fernandes, has also been reprinted. He has also edited Reflected in Water: Writings on Goa (Penguin India, 2006). Together with Arundhathi Subramaniam, he has edited Confronting Love; Contemporary Indian Love Poems in English. They have also edited A Pocketful of Wry; Indian Poets Also Laugh expected soon from Penguin India.
In 2006, Helen: The Life and Times of an H Bomb was released. It was as much a study of Bollywood's gender and race politics as it was an affectionate examination of a dancing legend that had served the Mumbai film industry for nearly 30 years.The book won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema.
Jerry Pinto is also a guest lecturer at the Social Communications Media department of the Sophia Polytechnic. He has taught journalism at the KC College, at Xavier Institute of Communication, at SIES College and at the University of Mumbai.
He is on the board of directors of MelJol, an NGO that works in the child rights space. He is a Committee Member of the Indian PEN and a member of the Poetry Circle, Mumbai.Photographers
An eclectic mix of award-winning photojournalists and independent photographers lent their unique style to interpret the year's theme.
Some of them were:
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