The old Irani cafes of Bombay have almost all disappeared - their faded elegance once attracting all measure of Indian life.
Slowly turning ceiling fans breathed life into the students, lawyers, writers, taxi-wallas and businessmen who sipped tea or dined next to walls adorned with sepia-toned family portraits.
Opened early last century by immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafes at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain.
Colaba Junction's vision is to reintroduce Canadian Indian's to the charm and rustic grace of these cafes, brining the experience to a new audience.