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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:

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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 III

This is the concluding part of this series about Christmas in Mumbai, all about restaurants and foods.

The decorations at Mumbai’s favorite café – Café Mondegar.

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Another wall in the same eatery with the Santa clause welcoming everyone.

CM2

The stars welcoming everyone under the green canopy at another restaurant called Candies.

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Christmas tree at the same establishment.

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The festive food tray being served at Candies.

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Even the take away bags bore festive look.

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The Christmas Special Plum Cake, welcoming people at Indigo Deli Restaurant.

Deli

The traditional goan style Coconut and Sugar Sweet Treats at the American Express Bakery.

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Lots of sweetmeats at the Theobroma Bakery.

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The Theobroma’s take on Christmas Plum cake.

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The gift packs of the same at the Theobroma Bakery.

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Christmas Merriment in Mumbai Part II

Continuing from the last post, these are the snapshots of Christmas decorations seen in shopping arcades.

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A delicate looking and beautifully decorated Xmas tree at the Palladium Shopping Complex.

Tree

Fairy lights welcoming all at the Palladium Shopping Complex.

Lights

An exotic flower decoration at the same mall.
FlowerDecor
A look at the Phoenix Mall in Central Mumbai, through a life size star erected as a festive door.

Star

A tree of gifts, oh I want!!

Gifts

The festive decoration in one of the shop windows inside the mall. Shopwindows

A better and closer look of this window.

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A very decorative and real life size Father Christmas with his crew, looking from a shop window in South Mumbai – Colaba.

Santa

And yes a snowman too.

Snowman

The last picture is my personal favourite, because they seem to have taken the Christmas celebration to the other pole – South Pole.

SSPole


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.

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

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

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The nativity scene outside the Mount Mary Church.

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And here’s a close up.

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

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

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The flower decked altar of the same church.

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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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