Pupper Party, Mumbai

Wouldn’t it be just wonderful if we had a casual congregation of loads of dogs and their owners and both species could socialize???
I believe this is the thought the organizers of the Pupper Party had in their minds.

In what appeared to be a ramp up to the Pet Fed celebrations in December, at Mumbai, the Pupper Party was organized by the Pet Fed at SamBar Pub & Kitchen, Khar, Mumbai.
There were about forty dogs, Gunda, Oreo, Bitsy, Poshto, Magic…and so many more, followed, dragged, chased by and along with their owners all around the property. One could hear barks, howls and the occasional,”Who’s a good boy??” from the crowd. We all know who’s the good boy right???

There was a meal made ready for the guests, dog food, ice creams, treats. And there was also beer for the handlers.
There were numerous games to play customized for the puppies, the tiny ones and the big ones.

It was interesting to see strangers become friends over the shared love for the dogs. No doubts, there were a few loud barks here and there and the owners running around apologizing everywhere, in all, I found the event quite interesting and am really looking forward to the PetFed Mumbai scheduled in December 2017.

Till the next post,

The Weavers, 12-17 Sept,2017, Mumbai

If you are the one who loves handloom and handicrafts, this event is for you to visit. Hosted by a society of crafts and craftspeople, this exhibition cum sale event, The Weavers has brought together artisans from all across the country, each with their special products.

Knick knacks made of crystals

Two types of stones used in a necklace

Various sarees and fabric on display

One can find sarees, scarves, dupattas, shawls in the various stalls. Handmade jewelry galore at the stalls. One can also find handmade bags for everyday use, as well as tokris for storage.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to sample the various handicrafts and handloom products that our country has to offer.

I recommend having a visit at the exhibition for one may just find the perfect bit of jewelry or that amazing fabric you wanted, right here!

Go visit The Weavers at the Coomarswamy Exhibition Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Fort, Kalaghoda, Mumbai.
The event is being hosted by Sampoorn, check out their website too.


Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai, 2017

Undoubtedly, Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh Puja as you may call it, is the biggest and the most grand event every year pan Maharashtra. The entire week pujas are held in the pandals, and then, on the designated day, the grand murtis are paraded through the city and then immersed in the waters of either the ocean, or a river or big lakes. Here, in Mumbai, Juhu chowpatty and Girgaum chowpatty are famous for the visarjan ceremonies.

Ganesh Idol parades through the crowd

Ganesh Idol being readied for Visarjan

Along with the idols, there are throngs of crowd all along the way. The spectators cheer and give the god a proper sendoff. The chants of “Ganpati Bappa Morya!! Mangalmurti Morya!!” fill the air quite often.

Dense crowd awaits the arrival of the Ganesh Idol for Visarjan

A boy sits on his father's shoulder during the Visarjan

The idol is being captured on the mobile phone camera

Ganesh idol parades to the visarjan

Ganesh idol parades to the visarjan

Ganesh idol parades to the visarjan

Me and a friend, we were at Chinchpokli, waiting to catch a glimpse of two of the most famous idols in the city….

Laalbagh cha Raja (King of Laalbagh)
Laalbagh cha Raja making his way to the visarjan

and Chinchpokli cha Chintamani (Chintamani of Chinchpokli)
Chinchpokli cha Chintamani making his way to the visarjan

Despite the crowd and the shoving and pushing, it was quite an amazing experience. I must add, this event, this visarjan coverage, also served as the field test for my newly acquired Nikon D7200. I had been meaning to buy this camera since quite some time, and now that I own it, I am absolutely in love with it. The quick 6fps burst in the CH mode, ensures that no frames are missed. The best bit of it all, my 50mm prime lens, auto focuses on this body.

Let me know how you find the results.

Until next time,


Mumbai Nightscape Encore

A few weeks back, I posted a few photos of the city of Mumbai, at night, shot using a Lenovo K6 Power here. The photos were not of the quality that I would have wanted, hence, a few days back, when the opportunity presented itself, I was there with the camera. The location, the terrace floor of L&T Realty Crescent Bay.
We waited from dusk to nightfall and thankfully, it didn’t rain this certain evening.

Silhouette of Mumbai Cityscape

Wide angle shot of the Mumbai Cityscape

Bandra-Worli Sealink and nearby areas at night

Tall towers of Worli, Mumbai, India

Long Exposure shot of Wadala and Freeway, Mumbai, India

The next post, dear readers, I shall introduce you to something new. Do keep an eye out, the post shall be up soon!