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The annual culture fest called the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – Part II – Shops etc.

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The annual culture fest called the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – Part I- Installations

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Glimpses from the Ganesha Festival 2013

Hello Everyone!!

Last year I blogged about making of Ganesha idols, so this year it’s about the finished product i.e. actual Ganeshas.

These are photographs clicked by me during the recently concluded Ganesha Festival – celebrated majorly in Mumbai and Pune. All pictures are in random orders, from day one till the immersion procession.

Hope you all like it!!

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Travelling Through Solapur

These are some snapshots taken while travelling in and around Solapur – the city located in south-western Maharashtra.

On the way to Solapur City:

Trainride

The Solapur Fort as seen from across the lake:

Fort

The temple town of Ganagapur:

Ganagapur 1

Various saints and the God himself, carved on the Ganagapur Temple:

Ganagapur 2

A giant statue of God Hanuman on the outskirts of Ganagapur:

Ganagapur 3

To fulfil a wish, there is a tradition to tie a thread around the sacred tree:

Tree 1

Sunset clicked on the way to Akkalkot:

Sunset Solapur

The sacred necklaces to be worn during the puja ceremony at Tulajapur:

Tuljapur 1

The main gate to Tulajapur Temple:

Tuljapur 2

The inside of another gate at Tuljapur temple:

Tuljapur 3

The main temple at Tuljapur:

Tuljapur 4

People and prayers at Tuljapur:

Tuljapur 5

The lakeside compound of Shri Siddheshwar Temple:

Siddheshwar


A Glimpse Inside The Mumbai City Museum

There are two famous museums in Mumbai and I decided to tour the less famous of the two. Dr. Bhau Daji Lad or Mumbai City Museum as its known is situated at the entrance to the city zoo.

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It has recently been refurbished and restored to its former glory. Here are few glimpses from inside this treasure trove.


The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – Shopping, Eating etc.

Mumbai’s social calendar has a special marking for the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, held in the heart of historical south Mumbai precinct of Fort. There are open air arts installations, side walk converted into gallery, food as well as handicrafts stalls. So year after year, more and more people from the city look forward to this festival; for more than one reason.

Here are few glimpses of the said festival, divided into series of art installations and handicraft stalls.

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The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – Art Installations Part II

Mumbai’s social calendar has a special marking for the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, held in the heart of historical south Mumbai precinct of Fort. There are open air arts installations, side walk converted into gallery, food as well as handicrafts stalls. So year after year, more and more people from the city look forward to this festival; for more than one reason.

Here are few glimpses of the said festival, divided into series of art installations and handicraft stalls.

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The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – Art Installations Part I

Mumbai’s social calendar has a special marking for the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, held in the heart of historical south Mumbai precinct of Fort. There are open air arts installations, side walk converted into gallery, food as well as handicrafts stalls. So year after year, more and more people from the city look forward to this festival; for more than one reason.

Here are few glimpses of the said festival, divided into series of art installations and handicraft stalls.

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Christmas Merriment in Mumbai Part I

We too celebrate Christmas here in Mumbai, although not on such massive scale. But hey, its festive season and all churches, malls as well as restaurants are lit up. So, let’s just enjoy!!

The very famous Afghan Church with Stars lined up.

AC1

The main door of this church with festive lights and a Star.

AC2

The Star hanging on the porch; which has vintage wooden beams.

AC3

The nativity scene outside the Mount Mary Church.

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And here’s a close up.

MMC2

A beautiful couplet welcoming all and sundry to the Mount Mary Church.

MMC3

The beautiful statue of Mother Mary at the Mount Mary Church.

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The flower decked altar of the same church.

MMC5

The Last Supper of Jesus carved at the base of the altar.

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Another nativity scene inside the Mount Mary Chucrh.

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Here’s a closer look.

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The interior – all shiny and colourful of the same church.

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The mistletoes and bells hanging on the door.

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The outside open altar with the Christmas tree and its very own Santa clause.

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The Portuguese Church decorated in a pretty simple way.

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The front façade of the same church.

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The Doors and Windows of Jaipur

This is another collection of photographs from my Jaipur trip. This is all about doors and windows.

Yes, doors and windows that’s what fascinated me while roaming around the town. This post is all about it.

The ornately decorated door of the Jaipur City Palace.

CPD

The window looking towards the main courtyard.

CPW

The mesmerizing peacock adorning one of the doors; representing monsoon. There were other doors presenting other seasons too, but monsoon is the one which catches everyone’s attention.

Peacock

Different floors, different window styles from the interiors of Hawa Mahal.

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The inside looks like this for one of these windows.

HM2

Another one of the intricately carved window from the Hawa Mahal.

HM3

The impressive gate of the Jaigarh Fort with a monkey acting as a doorkeeper.

JF1

A window to guard the fort and not merely to peer down.

JF2

A window to the world……from the Jaigarh Fort.

JF3

Windows fit for a Queen!!

JF4

What lies behind these closed doors?

JF5

A work of art or a simply a window?

JF6

One for the view and other for the breez.

JF7

These one are eye catching for their co-ordination.

JF8

The detailing on one of the windows.

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The giant sized Suraj Pol (Sun Gate) with massive but beautifully decorated doors.

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