Monday, April 17, 2006

lights and lots of sound

There are always lots of celebrations and festivals in Mumbai. For the last few days there has been a festival for Dr. Ambedkar, an "untouchable" who fought for rights for the lowest caste/class of Indians. This is the view from my house, of one of the many celebrations happening in my neighborhood right now for Dr. Ambedkar. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Lorethian said...

So is that a parade or just a group of people haveing a party?

10:02 PM  
Blogger slaint said...

basically a whole neighborhood will get together to pay for the lights, food, music, speakers, etc and they will "throw a party". but they have people speaking over loud speakers for much of the time. they have plays, dance performances, food, fireworks and some dancing until at least midnight every night!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Terra Vecchia said...

salute è pace de Corse

4:32 AM  
Blogger Anne said... that a parade or just street lights?

10:35 AM  
Blogger slaint said...

its just street lights. at the very end of the road you can see one section that is brighter than the rest - that is firecrackers being set off. they like to set off about 100 at a time - very dramatic effect (and LOUD!)

3:46 PM  

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