Now isn’t this a fabulous way to usher in the festive season?
Nothing like drumming to get me rushing down, mobile in hand, and walking with whoever it is down the street. (That sounds a trifle odd, but I am sure you know what I mean).
Usually it’s wedding processions that drum their way through the streets – though the season hasn’t really started yet – but this was a religious procession. Complete with those wonderful chandelier-y confections that are my passion. They are all wired up to to each other and to the generator that drives slowly behind the back of the procession.
Oh, how I love those chandelier-y lights…do they have a specific name? Anyone?
I asked a man at the head of the procession, in Hindi, where they were headed, and he replied in unaccented English, “Oh, we’re taking a slow, leisurely route through the colony, taking our time.”