Yesterday was Makar Sankranti; I can confirm this by the fact the trees in the neigbhourhood are flowering kites intead of their usual crop of leaves. In Bombay the festival is a passing interest but in Ahmedabad it's absolute war or as this french blogger call it Veillée d'armes à Ahmedabad !
Rishi in Ahmedabad also walks us through the proceedings [with some picture] in his post 'fight in the sky'.
"Birds and clouds cleared the way, leaving a perfect bluescreen for the confetti explosion above. Kites of all colors dotted the sky, hundreds of them, circling and dashing round one another in the annual friendly fight called Uttarayan"
How could I miss partaking in festivities such as this, so I headed to the Kite Flying Festival at Shivaji Park. Times of India were the organisers of the festival. The only jarring note was the unecessarily loud DJ, who was a bit over the top....But it was fun all the same.
[An attempt by some Kite enthusiast from Bhopal to fly 100 kites at the same times. I don't know whether it was a record of sorts but it was cool all the same and very popular with the photographers. ]
[Everybody loves the Times of India]
[After a busy day of Kite Flying, a man enjoys dusk at Dadar Beach]