Deepavali 2008 – Part 1

28 Oct

Deepavali is underway.

Heres some pictures from this weekend as per a special request from My3. More pictures to follow.

You cannot tell that theres a downturn. The rush to buy firecrackers was the same as before

Someone forgot to tell us that there was a recession. The rush to buy firecrackers was the same as before

Firecrackers on Sale

Firecrackers on Sale

 

Sweets Galore

Sweets Galore

 

Chaat on Wheels. Notice the guy with the Mexican hat... whats the connection with Chaat?

Chaat on Wheels. Notice the guy with the Mexican hat... whats the connection with Chaat?

 

Inside the Chaat "shop"

Inside the Chaat "shop"

 

Lights at home

Lights at home

 

Looks like a battlezone but this Banashankari side-street normally is very very quiet

Looks like a battlezone but this Banashankari side-street normally is very very quiet

 

For those who want to watch… (a “bomb” going off)

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16 Responses to “Deepavali 2008 – Part 1”

  1. Lekhni October 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm #

    The street does look like a battleground 🙂 No doubt, there was a mini-war going on as everyone tried to compete with each other in setting off fireworks?

    The mexican guy is “Pat the Chaat guy”, or in short “ChatPat” 😉

  2. rads October 28, 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    haha, very nice and thank you. Brings us who are far away a lil closer to reality. 🙂 Happy deepavali! 🙂

  3. My3 October 28, 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    Thanks much Vijay. Now I also feel like I am back home buying crackers. It is going to snow tonite. Can you imagine celebrating Deepavali with snow! Anyway. Happy Deepavali to you and yours and this includes all who read this blog.
    I love the chaat guy. Hmm…. he was not listed in your food entry. So next blog meet will be outside Pat the Chaat guy’s van 😉

  4. Vijay October 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    @Lekhni: lol… normally this street goes to sleep at 9 PM…
    @rads: glad to 🙂
    @My3: I only saw this guy yesterday…thanks to junior.. he has a sharp eye for these things 😀

  5. Gowri October 28, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    Happy Deepavali. Thanks for the pictures. they are lovely. Felt Like I was back home.

  6. Veena October 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm #

    Very good commentary and that adds to the collection.. Whats that ‘Free Crackers on Sale’ mean?
    Was the sweet galore from Adyar Anand bhavan? Just got a sweet box from there today.and your home looks beautiful..
    Deepavali wishes.

  7. Vijay October 29, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    @Gowri: Glad you liked it…
    @Veena: Thanks… the home minister takes all credit 🙂 the sweet shop was Anand Sweets

  8. Salil October 30, 2008 at 5:53 am #

    Hi Vijay,
    Happy belated Diwali wishes!

  9. Nikhil October 31, 2008 at 4:56 am #

    Nice pics!! 🙂
    Happy Diwali!! 😀

  10. Vijay October 31, 2008 at 5:35 am #

    @Salil: Thank You.. wish you the same…
    @Nikhil: Thanks…

  11. megcloud9 November 1, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    hey looks like u had a cracker of a diwali 🙂 one q,whr is this chat on wheels ? I feel like going thr right away !

  12. My3 November 2, 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    Deepavali part Deux??

  13. Vijay November 4, 2008 at 5:28 am #

    @Megcloud: The guy stands on the road leading from NR Colony Market to DVG road… (next to a place that claims to sell Davanagere Benne Masale)

  14. Vijay November 4, 2008 at 5:29 am #

    @My3: Still need to collate pictures… junior really messed up 😦

  15. Chitra November 6, 2008 at 6:30 am #

    Nice home. Good job with the overall atmosphere captured. 🙂

    And it does look like a battleground!

  16. Vijay November 6, 2008 at 7:14 am #

    @Chitra: Thanks…

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