Friday, June 26, 2009

Tribute to the Pop Legend Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson

29 August 1958 to 25, June 2009


As a kid for me music was Michael Jackson, I just loved his music & dance. His music is timeless

Pop star Madonna has rightly said "The world has lost one of its greats, but his music will live on forever."

His music was a religion in its own self. His music crosses musical boundaries.

I remember the video of his song where a little boys plays full blast music that blows off the roof top. As a kid, I always wished I could do that, just blow off the tiles of my home with the blast of his music.

Some of his hits were I Want You Back, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, Billie Jean, Bad, Black or White, & Earth Song.

Today I just remember the grandmother of my friend who was one of the greatest fans of Michale Jackson, I have known.

He had his lows in life that brought his decline.

He may not remain with us physically, but his music will be there forever.

The Legend will live on...



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Viva San Jao - 2009

San Jao, San Jao, Viva San Jao


Come 24th June every year, its Celebration time in Goa, its "San Jao". It is said that on this day St John the Baptist took a leap in his mother's womb. This leap was considered to be a leap of joy. This festival derives its name from the saint and people celebrate this day by jumping into lakes, wells and rivers across the state. Traditionally this is a time where newly wed sons-in-law celebrate at their mothers-in-law's house. On this occasion the mother presents the daughter a basket full of fruits to be taken their new home and then they are distributed to friends, relatives and neighbours. Young as well as the old take part in the "San Jao" Festivities.


A beautiful girl carrying a little princess wearing her "copel"


The macho men wearing their copel


The macho men wearing their copel


The macho man wearing their copel

kids wearing their own "copel"

The colorfully dressed San Jao reveler




the little ones with their "copels"


the cheerful youngsters enjoying San Jao with their "copel"


A man with his "copel" amidst the large crowd gathered at siolim San Jao



Thats little Ms. Photogenic with her "copel"


Opps not so happy being photographed


He stood tall with his "copel" made of flowers and fruits


The macho men with their copel


The macho men with their copel

Kiddies having fun with parents

youngsters wearing their Copel


The beauties pose at the San Jao wearing their copels

the beauty in the black did win a prize for her copel,

The macho men wearing their copel


The macho men wearing their copel


the kiddies look cute in their copels


the macho men with is copel


the beauties wearing their copels






the floats on boats at the San Jao celebrations at Siolim




the floats on boats at the San Jao celebrations at Siolim

the floats on boats at the San Jao celebrations at Siolim

the floats on boats at the San Jao celebrations at Siolim

the floats on boats at the San Jao celebrations at Siolim

Cultural and Singing programs organised at the San Jao Celebrations

Cultural and Singing programs organised at the San Jao Celebrations

Cultural and Singing programs organised at the San Jao Celebrations

Cultural and Singing programs organised at the San Jao Celebrations

Villagers at calangute going about the village palying drums and chanting "Viva San jao"

Villagers at calangute going about the village palying drums and chanting "Viva San jao"

Villagers at calangute going about the village palying drums and chanting "Viva San jao"


The siolim Chruch

Foreigners being a part of the celebrations


Every float that comes with a boat have to put a crown "copel" by climbing over the cross

The huge crowd gathered at the San Jao Celebrations at Siolim

Section of the crowd over look the celebrations from the road


The huge crowed gathered at the San Jao Celebrations at Siolim


The huge crowed gathered at the San Jao Celebrations at Siolim


Teenegers enjoying in the river, with big splashes of water


Opps they did not get partners, but that did not dampen their spirits, Jiving at San Jao Celebrations

Section of the crowd enjoying the San Jao celebrations from the top of the bridge at siolim


The ladies wearing their copel enjoy the San Jao Celebration


Section of the crowd enjoying the San Jao celebrations from the top of the bridge at siolim


the daughter of my friend, who i met after so many year

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