Finally, one of the ducks (all of which were lounging at the top of the staircase) made its way to the banks of the tank. We hoped that he/she might decide to go for a swim but in vain. It seemed that the boys were also waiting for it to do the same because one of them mischievously nudged it into the water. Plop! The duck fell in, but almost instantly regained its poise, shook the water off its feathers and swam gracefully into the middle of the tank. My friend caught the whole incident on video, which I’m thinking of uploading on Youtube!
By the time we exited Walkeshwar Temple Complex, we were utterly exhausted and in need of some reinforcements. We got into the first bus we saw (most of them pass by Wilson College) and alit at the Wilson College stop. A little ahead of the college is a gem of a restaurant called Cafe New York. If you’re a sports fan, you can catch the latest cricket match on their TV screen. And if you’re not, you can be regaled by the techno/electronic music they play. We gorged on burgers (80-120) and beer (220 for a bottle of strong beer, 430 for a pitcher of 5 glasses). By then, the sun had begun to set. We dipped our toes into the water at Chowpatty beach (be warned, it’s very dirty) and made a hasty retreat when plastic bags and whatnot wrapped themselves around our feet. After a leisurely stroll along the coastline that is Mumbai’s pride, we made our way back home.