Ganesh Visarjan

ganesh visarjan is not an event to be missed, especially if you are in pune. thundering dhol-tasha pathaks in traditional attire, brass bands, magnificent chariots bedecked with flowers, groups with social messages.. absolute no match to the energy experienced here.
my attempt to capture the awesome festive atmosphere around in sketches.
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२०१६ क्या खोया क्या पाया

मित्रो, २०१७ की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएं। आपके सभी संकल्‍प. प्रकल्‍प. विकल्‍प. कल्प. गल्‍प. पूरे हों।
आपकी प्रासंगिकता बनी रहे. सुख समृद्धि प्राप्त हो।
२०१७ की पूर्वसंध्या पर: २०१६ क्या खोया क्या पाया। सुनो #साउंड_क्लाउड


…akhir Gaddafi gadde main

Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya from 1969 until August this year, has been killed by forces loyal to the country’s new government. The Libyan government has confirmed his death. Gaddafi 69, was reportedly found hiding in a drain outside Sirte, where he and and others had taken shelter after their convoy was hit by a Nato airstrike as it attempted to escape.


Holi Hai

Amitabh classic, ‘Rang barse bheege chunarwaali’ is one of favourite songs for many; It is rustic, earthy and raunchy.. penned by the poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, I like it even more. The senior Bachchan with his corpus of work, such great poems as Agneepath, Madushaala and Chidhiya aur Churungun.. all deep, intense, philosophical poetry with an almost militant revolutionary undertone – formidable Hindi pundit had a naughty streak!
But that is the very spirit of Holi, a festival for the letting down of hair with bhang-fuelled bravado of the sort Amitabh displays in that song. Holi has always been proof that no matter how uptight and upright we pretend to be, we all have a wickedly fun-loving side to us. It can be seen in Bhojpuri poetry, in Punjabi wedding songs and, at times, even in sensually charged Sufi ballads! It is little wonder then, that at a time when nature is blossoming into spring, we add a dash of colour to our lives with Holi. Of course, Holi also represents the triumph of good over evil. But that needn’t be and is not a sombre or solemn celebration.
It is so much nicer that Holi is the festival of fun and frolic. Of pranks and passion.. Of indiscretions and innuendo… Of comedy and colours…. Colours that lift our spirits. Colours that transform everything in sight. May you never live in monochrome. Happy Holi.


Why do we do this?

Why do we do this?  We fight to save a few cents and also fight to pay a big bill.  We store everything that is plastic and cover everything in plastic.  There is more spice than food and more food than plate.  Why do we do this?  Because that’s the way we are. 

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