My cousin and I, we travelled by local train departing from Andheri to reach Grant Road, at around 13:00 on the 11th of March 2015. The scorching sun and the rising temperature forced beads of sweat to trickle down my neck as I walk for hours to explore Grant Road. The place seemed slow-paced compared to Andheri or Dadar.
Grant Road is so much more than little shops and restaurants. It is a district of contrasts – beautiful with its enticing line-up of little shops and restaurants, polluted with its putrid pile of debris in the streets, noisy with its auto-rickshaws screeching to halt and hooting to move forward, and convivial with its people who are ever ready to help.
Later in the evening, we toured around the vicinity in quest of local food to satiate our hunger. We landed at Shree Ganesh, a small restaurant offering only vegetarian dishes. And from the long list in the menu card, we opted for the spicy onion uttapam and the mouthwatering crispy vegetable masala dosa – both are South Indian specialties. I had cold and sweet lassi as accompaniment, to provide relief to my burning mouth. But, it was all worth it. I enjoyed the meal.