Diwali Shenanigans

I have many more words to say about the past four days, but pure exhaustion has muddled my brain. On a whim I bought bus tickets to Mumbai and spent Wednesday evening until Saturday afternoon with a bunch of crazy and motivating AIF co-fellows. It was a jumble of debauchery, exploring, and coming to understand a little more of the kaleidoscope of Indian culture. Amazingly fun and completely exhausting.

So for now, a barrage of pictures until I can summon the energy to voice my thoughts.

Entering Mumbai: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Entering Mumbai: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Barbed wire alternative

Glass, always a good alternative for barbed wire

Beautiful architecture in West Bandra

Beautiful architecture in West Bandra

Larry buying Diwali gifts for our hosts

Larry buying Diwali gifts for our hosts

Rangoli on the streets of Bandra

Rangoli on the streets of Bandra

Rangoli

Rangoli

And then fireworks!

And then fireworks!

Rangoli at our Diwali celebrations

Rangoli at our Diwali celebrations

Diwali feast

Diwali feast

Enjoying the spread

Enjoying the spread

Aftermath

Aftermath

Mumbai train station

Mumbai train station

The boys on the train

The boys on the train

Clock tower (South Bombay)

Clock tower (South Bombay)

South Bombay

South Bombay

The buildings in South Bombay are stunning.

The buildings in South Bombay are stunning.

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The Gateway to India

The Gateway to India

Taj Palace Hotel

Taj Palace Hotel

Making cane juice on the streets of South Bombay

Making cane juice on the streets of South Bombay

Peanut Chutney (South Bombay)

Peanut Chutney (South Bombay)

South Bombay

South Bombay

South Bombay

South Bombay

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

The contrasts of Mumbai

The contrasts of Mumbai

Masala Dosa

Masala Dosa

And my welcome home sight on my way to get groceries.

And my welcome home sight on my way to get groceries this morning – goats. Well played, Pune. Well played.

And now back to normal life – work, writing, and goat watching?

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