On the 25th of January, Fergusson College celebrated its “Traditional Day”. Although this is an annual event, I hadn’t been able to make it for the previous ones, and having heard so much about this day, I decided to go armed with my brand new 50mm lens.
I have never seen college like this. Everyone was going crazy, especially the girls in 9 yard saaris. They danced like nobody was watching, even though all the men couldn’t take their eyes off them. The students from the north east and the foreign students from the middle east (poor sentence structure = rhymes) were celebrities for the day, with cameras following them around wherever they went. Smiles and sweat went hand in hand and, well, it was a blast.
I’ve quoted a dear friend of mine in the title of the post- Tanmay Arora.
That’s him, by the way.
Anyway, I hope my 50mm lens and I managed to capture the spirit of the day in these photographs. x
A small group of us took part in the Mumbai Marathon this year. I’m not going to say that we ran, for that would be lying. We walked for six kilometers with Teach for India as part of the Dream Run.
The colours, the crowds, and above all, the energy. Good fun
Last stop of my fantastic trip. Unfortunately I didn’t use my camera much, and the only photographs worth uploading were of those of the Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore.
I had a great time in Chennai. The massive metropolis has a lot to offer in terms of music, dance, food, and also has some great architecture. The people are very friendly, though the men do tend to stare a lot. But it’s the harmless “you-look-peculiar” stare, not the “I-will-rape-you” stare you’re bound to get in Delhi. Also, ‘cool’ and ‘high class’ are two very popular terms, judging by the large number of Paan shops called “Cool” and the “High Class Veg. Food” restaurants that crowd the city.
I took back with me a whole lot of memories and six hundred rupees worth of pickles and podis. Couldn’t have found a better way to say hello to 2011.