Sunday, January 31, 2016

Yeh Dil Abhi Bhara Nahi Marathi play review

The play Yeh Dil Abhi Bhara Nahi takes place within a single set of a home in Pune. The focus of the protagonist Arun Nagarkar, played by Vikram Gokhale and his relationship with his wife Vandana, played by Rima Lagoo. The premise is very humourous: the husband decides to retire from his job to give his wife company after their son emigrates. However, the wife has her own plans….

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Centrail Railway extension of Pune-Hazrat Nizamuddin weekly special trains

Central Railway has announced an extension of the AC weekly special train between Pune and Hazrat Nizamuddin. Bookings for the trains has already begun from 24th January 2016.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mumbai Police at Republic Day parade 2016

Like in past years, it was exciting to view the Republic Day parade at the Shivaji Park grounds in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The smartly marching squads, the music bands and the colourful floats - it was a matter of pride to be present on this momentous occasion. Below are snapshots of the Mumbai police squads, with more images to be uploaded in the days to come.

Monday, January 18, 2016

2015 Republic Day parade Mumbai Sanjay Gandhi National Park float

With the 2016 Republic Day fast approaching , let's go back and have a look at the floats showcased at last year's parade at the Shivaji park grounds in Mumbai, Maharashtra. As usual, the floats were awesome. 

One of these which stood out with its sheer vibrant colours and detailed designing was that of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), located at Borivali, Mumbai. It deserves a blog post all to itself!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

2015 Diwali festival dates and Lakshmi puja timings

With the festival of lights starting tomorrow, colurful and yummy days are ahead - colours in kandeels, lights, diyas and garments and the 'yummy' part in what else but traditional sweets! The 3 important important deities worshipped during Diwali are the Goddess of Wealth, namely Goddess Lakshmi, the Lord of wisdom, namely Lord Ganesha and the Goddess of learning, namely Goddess Saraswati. Learn more about the pujas and rituals of Diwali: How to do simple Ganesha and Lakshmi pujas on 5 days of Diwali

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2015 Durga Puja Pandal Shivaji Park Mumbai images

As in past years, on the occasion of Dussehra festivities, the traditions of Durga puja can be seen in all its splendor at the Bengal Club's pandal at Shivaji Park, Mumbai. 

The entrance is dominated by a huge sculptural creation of Lord Shiva with the Kailash moumtains forming the backdrop. 

In front of Lord Shiva are the 9 incarnations of the Devi, each depicted traditionally seated on a mount.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shubham Mangalmurti Arts Ganapati idols 2015

The beautiful Ganapati idols created by the artistes of Shubham Mangalmurti Arts from Satara can be viewed at Dadar, Mumbai (see address at the end). They have idols of Lord Ganesha in different forms, including those of Bal Ganesh, Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva. Do go at least once and see their amazing work. 

Like last year, though, their idols are on display on the first floor of the building which is under construction so you need to take care when going upstairs.