Originally from Mumbai, India, I lived in Paris for five years. Like everyone who comes here for the first time, Paris to me was the city of romance – the smell of fresh bread in the mornings, farmer’s markets on weekends, couples kissing along little cobbled streets, bicycles everywhere, plenty of sky, and that soft, yellow glow that makes it seem like you’re living inside of a Woody Allen movie.
Some of my favourite things to do were go cycling to Lac Daumesnil, get lost walking across the city, visit galleries (especially for Thursday night openings), and eat tagine on a cold day.
Sure, Paris is rough around the edges, expensive, and rustic in many ways, but there’s no denying that it’s one of the most beautiful and enriching cities in the world. This is a collection of images from my time spent flâneur-ing around this magical city.