Wandering in Pune/Mumbai during Ganapathy Celeb – A Photo Essay

I havnt visited Ghumakkar for quite some time,neither as an author nor as a visitor. Just sheer laziness is the lame excuse. After having worked in Mumbai for almost 35 years, I relocated myself away from that mertropolis. And I havnt gone back even once.

However I recently went back to Mumbai, via Pune for the Ganpathy celebration and to meet my grand-daughter who is in college in Pune.After spending a day in Pune with her we went on to Mumbai by bus,and spen a day revisiting Juhu Beach, sea food joint Mahesh for lobsters and crabs and beer.Then wandered around aimlessly in coffe bars and back to Delhi after a day as my grand-daughter had to go back to her college in Pune. Abha Sethi(thats her name) she is very keen photographer and took lot of pictures of celebration procession in Pune, Mumbai and and the eating stalls on the beach, inside Mahes with her mom & dad before parting.

Riot of Colors

Neela Aasman

Land of Equal Opportunity

Having a mouthful

There is no formal story or write up (Mumbai is no longer worth living) except ,may be ,a photo essay ,without any
captions. There are some interesting pictures , in a jumbled way, which may be of interest to some visitor to Ghumakkar.


  • Nandan says:

    Glad to see you here Mr. Sethi, after a long time. I know that Editorial team took a while to publish this since it was a not a regular travel experience. But in the end, the mandate was to find a way so that we see much more of you :-) and publishing this story seemed like a nice plan to us.

    • JNSETHI says:

      Nandan, Thanks for the mandate. You should have let the editor Blue-Pencilled it. Just the pictures dont really make sense, do they?

      • Nandan says:

        Like a true blue Dilliwaalaa, I influenced my way in.

        There have been some logs where there are only pictures but during informal chat with several Authors, Ghumakkars, we felt that a story around pics appeals more.

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    beautiful collections of Pictures . No doubt that Mahesh restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Mumbai for sea food.

  • Vibha says:

    Hello Mr. Sethi, It’s nice to see you back. For someone like me who hasn’t been to Mumbai in years, these pictures are like a peep into the very soul of Mumbai. Do keep coming back and do share your experiences. Ghumakkars and the rest of the world can benefit from your outlook on things.


    • JNSETHI says:

      Vibha, having seen the tremendous improvement and professionalisn in Ghumakkar,after you took over the editorial responsibilties, I would have expected a “Reject” blue slip. Dont let people like me let your Ghumakkar Standard down. In fact the credit should go,if at all, to Abha,my grand-daughter. Thanks for posting.

  • Amit Kumar says:

    I been to Mumbai in year 2003 but the memories are still fresh in my mind. I love this vibrant city which has so many things to offer.

  • JNSETHI says:

    Amit, keep your memories alive, because I dont think Mumbai is worth living anymore.Why dont you pay a visit and then tell us about it. Regards

  • Abha says:

    Lovely write-up, Dadaji!
    Thanks for the credit, although even you know its not completely true. :)
    Love you. :)


    Abha, dont be modest and accept the credit for pictures,and not the missimg post.

  • Naman says:

    Ahh,What a lovely post….Stunning pictures! :)
    I just loved the first pic…. :D

    • JATINDER SETHI says:

      Thanks Naman. Glad you like the post(which frankly is missing) and the “stunning ” pictures. Thanks again.

  • ram dhall says:

    Jatinder ji,

    What a joy seeing you back, after a rather long interval.

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures, which say it all.

    Please do keep on sharing your experiences.

    warm regards and best wishes.

  • Jatinder Sethi says:

    Thanks Ram, Just for yout info,if you remember my post about Lyallpur in apna.com,got responses from Canada from people known to me from the sameschool..Regards.

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