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I had the pleasure of filming Karwa Chauth this Saturday (Oct. 15) in Palm Meadows. This is the exclusive neighborhood of Whitefield (a suburb of Bangalore) where much of the ex-pat community lives or Indians, who have lived abroad and … Continue reading
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I’ve waited my whole life to celebrate two important festivals in India, Durga Puja and Diwali. Last week was the first time I spent Durga Puja in Kolkata, India, filming all the rituals. As mentioned in earlier blogs, I’m half Bengali … Continue reading
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I traveled to Ulsoor Lake yesterday near Mahatma Gandhi Rd., also known as M.G. Rd., in Bangalore to witness the public immersion of many Lord Ganesha idols, both small and large. Ulsoor Lake is in the northeast part of the city, approximately 1.5 square kilometers. … Continue reading
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I spent Wednesday (Aug. 31) and Thursday (Sept. 1) shooting (filming) Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Bangalore. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati, is widely worshipped as the supreme god of wisdom, … Continue reading
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This is a 65 foot statue of Lord Siva. I was kind of in shock when I saw it, because the entrance to this place felt like a hidden path from a busy street. You walk along this long corridor and … Continue reading