Monthly Archives: September 2010

Floods in northern India

Last week, one of the biggest floods hit northern India and nearly 2 million people were reportedly displaced. I was eager to cover the news but I had to standby in Mumbai for a possible assignment on another issue. Unfortunately, the assignment fell through and I ended up wasting several days before I was able to reach Uttar Pradesh, […]

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Ganpati festival final day

Finally, it’s over. Big ganesha idols from all over the city hit Arabian Sea yesterday afternoon in the final day of Ganpati festival. When I was shooting immersion of ganesha idols yesterday, I immersed myself as well….of course by accident. There were lots of debris of idols at bottom of the water which has piled […]

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Ganpati festival Day 5 and 6

As the festival goes on, more people come out and the streets and beaches are getting pretty lively. I live on a lane near a beach in local Maharathi neighborhood so the loud drums and firecrackers keep bursting well deep into the night. Hindu devotees immerse Ganesh idols on certain days during the festival. The […]

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Ganpati festival Day 2 and 3

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spel rea I agree. Good blog by the way

Ganpati festival Day 1

Today was the first day of the Ganpati festival. People began visiting many locations to worship idols of lord Ganesh. Some of the idols were made spectacularly with lots of gold and silver. It’s said that devotees sometimes wait in line for 8 hours to see the most popular ones. Lots of communities had set […]

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