Tuesday, October 24, 2006

diwali debris

The look after all of the fun has been had...The streets are littered with debris from the myriad of fireworks set off. This one caught my eye - In India this symbol means good luck or good fortune. Before moving to India I only knew the swastik as a symbol of Nazi Germany, but it has had a long cultural history prior to being transported to the west. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Mantra35 said...

The same was the case in Bangalore. The last few days were real hell. It was a potent mix of air and noise pollution. The whole city was engulfed in smoke and noise and people blatantly disregarded directives by the police not to burst crackers in residential areas, near hospitals and on the main roads. The time limit set by the police was blatantly violated. Diwali is becoming a festival of noise, destroying the very sanctity of the festival.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

very apt...and real time...

Mantra35 > we are lucky in Bangalore as it is not as bad as Bombay..have seen them both.

7:53 PM  

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