Jan 5, 2007

Religion as a source of entertainment

Religious activities have always been a major source of entertainment for people of India. Mumbai is no different. I am sure that with the advent of satellite TV, shopping malls, and Internet, religion's share of entertainment will dwindle. Mumbai still celebrates Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Gokulashtami with gusto, but it is quite likely that the younger generation simply considers it as a welcome break from work and school.

Instead, Mumbai celebrates Valentine's day with frenzy.

Bollywood artists are still at it when it comes to prayers. Here we have Sanjay Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar, and Aishwarya Rai at a famous Siddhivanayak temple in Prabhadevi, Mumbai.