Go win da day

Govinda break dahi handi at Parel, Mumbai It seems to always rain during the August festivals, like Govinda (Janmashtmi) in Mumbai. They come loaded in trucks and vans, many on bikes, all soaked up in the Monsoon showers. There is less money involved now, it is said. So the falling heights of 7+ storey structures may not be seen. The smaller ones go bust by noon, and the challenging handis towering over the head are brought down by late evening. There are only a few traditional and Bollywood songs played everywhere, and these are about teasing village belles carrying water in their earthen pots, just like the child Krishna did. They sure don’t spare girls on this day, and so the kids staying in the upper floors were pretty thrilled as they spotted and threw water balloons at single girls passing underneath. Where or when else, apart from festivals, is Indian culture seen in its multi-hued splendour? Here is a small, incomplete list: –...
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