This Earth Day, 22nd April 2018 (and the previous day), residents from the western suburb of Mumbai, Kandivali East’s Lokhandwala Township got together to participate in the “Colour My Township” initiative, organised by We All Connect (wAc) with the support of Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited.
wAc is a community group that was formed to promote bonding and oneness among residents of the township. A few months ago, the group painted a small wall together and members found that painting compound walls together with neighbours is a good way to get to know them.
Continuous rains have lashed the city since the early hours of today. Lokhandwala Circle hasn’t got flooded since it was relaid a couple of years ago, but today was different.
The road became a river, washing away whatever could not resist the force of the swiftly moving water.
Residents of Lokhandwala Township, Kandivali East were surprised to see a massive strange figure, all wrapped up in cloth, fixed at a newly made junction in the locality. This was some weeks ago.
The figure, as it turned out, was a large animal sculpture. It was unveiled recently, and the junction was formally inaugurated and christened Sant Jnaneshwar Chowk. From the front, though, the sculpture is currently not visible, hidden by massive hoardings.
Painted a bright blue, it took a while to figure out the figure.
5:30 p.m.: People start assembling, Govindas start arriving. It’s a carnival down there!