Rediff.com's Satish Bodas goes pandal hopping and discovers some historically significant ones. The exact year when Ganeshotsav became a public event in Mumbai may be disputable. Here are some pandals that have been celebrating the festival for more than 40 years now. Take a look! IMAGE: Chintamani Ganpati, near Chinchpokli is entering its 97th year of celebrations this year. Perhaps, it is one of the oldest known Ganesh pandals in the city. The idol is 17 ft tall. IMAGE: ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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For these less privileged Mumbaikars, Bappa means happiness. They live in the slums and foothpaths of a lesser known Mumbai and lead a hand-to-mouth existence. But that hasn't stopped them from celebrating Ganeshotsav. Rediff.com's Satish Bodas visits the homes of these devotees who believe that Bappa is for all. Take a look. IMAGE: Maya Dattaram Haldankar and her son Gaurav Dattaram Haldankar live in a jhopadpatti (slum) near Sewri. The father, who worked in a private firm, expired in April ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
No money to start your own business? Fret not, for the best things in the world are free. IMAGE: Use your network to find out how you can optimise free and readily available resources to your benefit. Photograph: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com In this day and age, everyone wants to feel financially secure and self-sufficient. From homemakers to students, everyone is juggling with ideas to build a business that gives them the freedom and flexibility to work and earn at their own pace. Creating and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Visually impaired Nitesh Sonawane did not let his disability come in the way of his musical dream.In fact, he made it his greatest strength, he tells Rediff.com's Divya Nair. IMAGE: Nitesh Sonawane rehearses at the True School of Music. All Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com Unlike most youngsters his age, Nitesh Sonawane, a 25-year-old pianist from Mumbai, isn't particularly picky about the colour of his shirt, trying the latest hairstyle or buying an expensive phone. "I like to listen to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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