Diwali Celebrations in Magarpatta City, Pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Magarpatta City celebrates Diwali every year by lighting candles all along the inner circle and also by having a fireworks display. The fireworks display is very good and lasts for around 15 minutes. Today (Nov 3, 2010), we are going to have the fireworks/candle lighting within the city. Last year, i had gone to the terrace on Tower 2 for taking photographs of the fireworks. I had also taken my tripod for the long exposure shots. The view from the top was awesome. The fireworks were being lit from the top of the water tower at a distance which gave a good opportunity for wide shots including the other buildings.

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

On the day of Diwali, we got together at a friend’s place for the usual dose of sweets and savouries “imported” from the south! Akshara (below photos are from 2009, 1 yr ago) enjoyed the festivities and of course the photo requests from friends and family.

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Akshara hadn’t reacted too well to the cracker sounds on the day of the Magarpatta fireworks, so we restricted initially to the “softer” stuff like sparklers (Kambi Mathappu), Flower pots (busvaanam) and Wheels (Thara Chakkaram). Later when she got used a bit to the sound, the bigger and louder ones came out. Got some some nice photos too, in the light from the sparklers.

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

After we exhausted ourselves with the crackers, we started “forcefully” finishing off the remaining sparklers. Then i suggested guys to start “painting with light”. The photos below are taken with a long exposure (10-30 seconds) while the person draws the shape. Why is it that people always start off with the heart shape when asked to paint something with sparklers? Then, people started trying their names and their spouse’s and kid’ with the warning from the wives that they wouldn’t be allowed back into the house without them getting the name right πŸ™‚ If you notice the last photo below, there is a gap between each letter. it is a single photo (no merging). Let me know how you think this photo would have been taken.

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city puneDiwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Diwali celebrations in magarpatta city pune

Looking forward to tonight’s show in Magarpatta. Hoping to capture some good panorama’s with the sweep panorama feature in my new camera (Sony DSC TX5).

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8 Responses

  1. Teresa P says:

    Hi Rajaram,

    I love your pictures. I hope you get this message soon. I need your help if you can provide it. I live in the U.S. and my boss is from Pune. I would like to give him a framed photo of the city. The second picture that you posted is perfect. It will look great on the wall in his office. I just thought it would be nice for him to have a pleasant reminder of his home town. The picture on your page is too small to blow up. Do you have a higher resolution version that I can use so that I may have it enlarged? Thank you

  2. rashika says:

    rashika enjoyed malls

  3. diksha says:

    dabang pass time.it was nice to enjoy diwali with babuka and deepak with naniji.

  4. muthyam says:

    Nice pictures. . good to see people enjoying Diwali.

    Blog on Diwali Γ’β‚¬β€œ Quiet informative and beautiful. Check this out.
    http://memorable-diwali.blogspot.com/

  5. Hariharan says:

    Hi .. Glad that you enjoyed my blog … πŸ™‚ … Mailed you … Lets see how and when we can meet up … πŸ™‚

  6. Rajaram S says:

    Hi Hari,
    Your posts on South Africa (particularly the ones about the parks) are very good and the photos are cool too. Just drop in a mail and we can meet πŸ™‚

  7. Hariharan says:

    Hi Rajaram,

    Have been following your blog for the last couple week when I was looking for places of interests nr Pune. Its an excellent blog. And your Photography is also really excellent.

    Incidentally, I also blog and would like to invite you to my blog. Do have a look when you get time.

    Also, I also work in Magarpatta so I would like to see if I can come meet you at your convenience .. to take some photography tips from you. I am also planning to get a new Camera so was wonderding if you could help me in that !! πŸ™‚ … Tooo much to ask aa !!?!? πŸ™‚

    Hari

  8. Anupama says:

    Gorgeous shots !
    A very happy deepavali to you all πŸ™‚

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