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

5 Comments:

Blogger Lorethian said...

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



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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...

Cool...is 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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