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12/20/2013

Ah those Malus*...

* Malu = short form of Malayalee, people from Kerala (a State in South India) where people speak Malayalam.

09/24/2013

Ganesh immersion in video!

Every year I go see Ganesh departure in the sea… (The idea here is that Ganesh, the God with an elephant head, comes in people’s homes every year and after a couple of days (up to 10) he leaves, carrying everbody’s sins with him in the purifying water.)

But for the first time I went at night on the main day of immersion…

Walking home took me two hours. Partly because it was overcrowded (especially Juhu Tara Road where all the processions happen) and partly because I was so busy filming!

 

It was amazing to see the joy, the fervour, the passion!

People also kept coming to my mini video camera and smiled and sang.

My ass got groped only twice which is a performance seeing the number of people gathered…

 

A truly energising and incredible experience!

 

Pictures of my previous Ganapati festivals are here. 

 

Here is the short version (10 min) of the 2 hours of shooting I did:

 

And here the long (30 minute) version!

09/14/2013

Dancing in the rain!

How to keep yourself busy on a Saturday?? Spending 8 hours in a car to see your guys splashing each other in a second-zone water resort with super loud music? Maybe not the most appealing week-end is it? ;)

Except that watching them having fun under the water rain was priceless!! And without alcohol...

And it happened just after a conversation I had with a friend who regrets that the adult of today has lost his “innocence” and is not able to “connect with his inner child” anymore, too bothered by what the others think to truly enjoy life. He should have come with me!

On Bollywood music:

 

And on Gangnam Style !