Friday, November 10, 2006

Riot of Colours


Much as I love my mobile phone for the wonderful things I can do with it, I must admit it does not work very well for night pictures. But I could not resist taking the above picture.

This was when I went to Madikeri for Dasara last month. This is a shop I have seen a thousand times and every time, it is plain, devoid of colour or even things on sale. But that night, it seemed to have all the magic of a village fair, with the balloons and the lights and the cheap sweets to the marvelous colours. Madikeri simply transforms herself during Dasara.

This is something I shall continue to love about Madikeri. In Bangalore everyday, I see a million lights beside the road, in shops and on buildings. It is a blinding sight often. Yet, when I go to Madikeri, when I look at bright lights and many people, I still gape in wonder.

I suppose some things always remain with you. I suppose I shall always remain a small town girl.

6 comments:

Ashley said...

I still don't know what the little packages they sell are (strung vertically, attached one after the other like garland). Frankly, they look like something they sell a lot of in the US for birth control, but I am sure the ones in your photo are not what they appear to be to me! I saw them at nearly every stall in India, but never got out of the car to go investigate. Do you know what they are?

Shiv said...

>In Bangalore everyday, I see a million lights beside the road, in shops and on buildings.

Yes..but dats is the difference between home place and Bangalore..whatever little looks great in home..

Deepa said...

Ashley, i assure you, they are definetly not birth control measures.
i am not quite sure what you mean, but i guess they are some kind of junk food. some of the stuff you get in these shops are yummy, though very unhygenic and unhealthy. i would have loads of them as a id with friends, until sensibility ook over. a pity!

guess you are right Shiv. home is home....

San Nakji said...

I think the photo came out just fine. How many megapixels is that phone camera of yours?

In your small town, can you see the stars? That's what I love most about being out of the city.

M T Saju said...

wonderful...A scenic Madikery reflects in your thought...

Deepa said...

i have a 1.3 mega pixel camera san. and yes, you can see lots of stars out there. used to be my favourite pass time earlier. always believed that a sky full of millions of stars is the most beautiful sight on earth.

thanks saju. my thoughts are always in madikeri. been there?