Armed & Colourful

Hyderabad is one of the top producer of bangles for women in the country. And the people behind the counter are probably the best bangle salesmen. They’ll convince you, your arms are too bare and could do with a little colour.

 

Or even a lot of colour, for that matter. :) Forget about Swarovski ‘crystalised’. These guys have been doing it for centuries and over.

 

 

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The Colourful Dead

 

Found this cemetery somewhere close to Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. What caught my eye was the splash of colour. Death doesn’t have to be a black & white affair after all.

 

 

“There’s still space for one!”

 

In India, there’s a saying, “It doesn’t matter if there isn’t space in the house, there should always be space in the heart.” Oh, and there’s also 1.2 billion people. Take your pick!

In the meantime, welcome to Hyderabad – India’s alternative hi-tech city. The operative word being alternative!

 

 

Try to ‘ketchup’ with Mumbai

 

Excuse the pun, but the truth is that streets in India’s ‘maximum city’ – Mumbai are full of colour. Be it movies, fashion or your local vegetable vendor. And in true ‘maximum’ fashion, these are the reddest tomatoes I have seen.

 

 

I Se, what’s that?

Se Cathedral of Santa Catarina is the largest church in India, located in Old Goa, completed in 1619.

One of the special feature in the cathedral is the ‘Golden Bell’ which is reputed to have a very melodious ring, proving once and for all that old, after all, is gold.

: )

Think Tarantino…

 

…or whatever comes to your mind when you see this Church of Sao Pedro (St. Peters) in Old Goa.

But the best part about the destination, is actually the journey. A beautiful isolated road leading away from Panjim towards Old Goa. Get on a scooter and ride with the wind in your hair and the sea running alongside the road. You will of course pass through some really old streets with old Portuguese styled houses too. Aaaah. Good times. Good times.