That is Shrimad Dagdusheth Ganesh Installation which is the most popular one during the festival every year. You can see sparse crowds this year due to the incessant rains that we have been having. Here is a report after the fifty day of the festival.
Mumbai always a bigger city with much bigger installations and immersion processions has fared worse.
For instance, the Lalbagh Raja has been drawing much less crowds and people who would have waited for hours earlier can now have darshan by just walking in.
I had been reading about this movie in the Indian press for quite some time and had decided to see it on release because it starred a favourite actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
I was not disappointed. And as a bonus, the entire cast came up trumps and delivered a remarkable performance under some excellent direction and photography. And for the record, this is the first time that I saw all the rest of the actors on screen and the work of the director.
The plot, the locale, the dialect etc all come together in a fluid way to offer a very entertaining and fast moving experience experience.
A movie that I recommend to viewers who like black action narrations.
One goes through a life time without realising what people think of you, particularly siblings, because one takes relationships for granted. I was highly amused as well as surprised that my sister particularly thought that an image with a message fitted me to a T.
I was quite zapped when I saw this post by my sister Padmini on Facebook. Please click on the images to get a larger resolution.
As suggested by my brother Barath, I took this test and the results are given below! Please click on the images for a larger resolution.
A Brazen Fox!
I couldn’t resist the temptation to follow Kylie due to the answer to the last question that she came up with! I have retained it here as my own too, for its effectiveness.
1.What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Mixture with puffed rice.
2. Where was your profile pic taken?
I don’t have a profile picture on my blog. The image on top is “The Thinker”, by Rodin.
3. Worst pain you’ve ever experienced?
Pre replacement pain in both hip joints in the eighties of the last century.
4. Favorite place you’ve traveled?
5. How late did you stay up last night?
6. If you could move somewhere else, where would it be?
I do not want to move anywhere else. I love Pune where I live and my home.
7. Which of your Blogger friends lives closest to you?
Pravin and Ashok. While they started off as blogger friends, I have met both of them personally and am in touch regularly through other means as well.
8. When was the last time you cried?
I don’t remember.
9. Who took your profile photo?
No idea. I took it off the internet.
10. Who was the last person you took a picture with?
My friends Neena, her husband Anil and their daughter Anisha on my last birthday at my home.
11. What’s your favourite season?
12. If you could have any career, what would it be?
A General Practitioner Doctor.
13 Do you think relationships are ever worth it?
What would life be without relationships?
14. If you could talk to ANYONE right now who would it be?
It would be my late wife.
15. Are you a good influence?
I don’t know. I haven’t however, heard anything to the contrary.
16. Does pineapple belong on pizza?
I have never had that combination so I don’t know.
17. You have the remote, what channel?
I don’t watch the TV.
18. Who do you think will play along?
Someone who is stuck for ideas.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost.
I have suggested this week’s topic. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs. Maria, Pravin, Ashok and Shackman.