This year was fun for me drawing Alpona for Lokkhi Pujo…tried a couple of new things….!!
Realized that last week from my stats that the demand for Kojagari Lakshmi Puja details are pretty high across the globe. Infact, was really glad that my older posts were of help . As it is, even this year’s pujo was awesome and the highlight for me was that I made the narkoler naaru (coconut sweet) for the first time ever….and it tasted extra sweet 😛
This year the weather was horribly hot thanks to October gods and MSEB random power cuts but you had to see Mom’s determination in getting all things in place and here I was wondering how does she do all that with so much ease :-O
Although she did keep on cribbing about the lack of space since we changed the directions, nonetheless she managed to fill up every inch that was possible. Ofcourse, it goes without saying that I was more than happy to help her making some of the delicacies …by the way can you spot the plate full of yummy naaru 😀
The Alpona pictures are coming soon..though not professional types but I was personally happy to see my progress in the free-hand department after a long long time…hope you enjoy too..!!
Honestly this was one of the prompts that I used to eagerly wait every single week till a couple of years back and I hardly missed posting any during that time. But then, priorities got shifted and I lost touch. Yesterday, while going through my archives, I happened to read one of my WPC posts and I knew the next step right then and there…!!!
So here it is, my humble attempt to interpret a tricky topic for this week’s WPC – “Pedestrian”
Till now, Pedestrian the word related to mostly Street and its life and street photography has always been interesting for me…so here is my version
Well, spotted this old lady sitting right in front of Gateway of India and unaffected to the chaos and crowd around her. Infact, with the habit of carrying bottles, there was hardly anyone in the crowd buying water from her. Bored and tired from her pedestrian routine, she finally dozed off to a good 10-min nap.
Taking a cure from Krista’s point of view and in continuation with the earlier shot, would like to share a picture of a historical place which is “Anything but Pedestrian” – Gateway of India
Kojagari Lakshmi Puja has always been special for I used to love honing my drawing skills with Alpona and gorging on those utterly delicious coconut sweet (narkoler naru) by Mom.
A lot of things have changed over the years about my ritualistic beliefs being replaced by spiritual ones, however the eagerness for this particular puja hasn’t gone down and if you ask me the reason..I can’t single out one.
Will post the Alpona and puja pics soon…
P.S: Did I mention that I’m going to try my hand at making naaru this year for the first time ever…??!!!