Sketch from India, Goa

Colours of India: Bambooforest colors

Detail of a recent digipainting,
inspired by the nature in Goa, India: The colors are also the same.

To be more exact, it’s from the ride with the scooter past the bambootrees,
when the weather is warm and the wind is soft.

Love on Goan beach

Goan beaches can offer very imaginative visions for a photographer.
One of the best experiences I’ve had is this image I took recently:
There are baby crabs in their eggs and in a heart shaped form around the big crab’s hole in the sand.  

Love symbol on Goa Beach

Some don’t know when to stop

Goa carnival was canceled this year, but apparently everybody did not get the news, although it was mentioned on the front page of the newspaper.

This I tell since yesterday in South Goa, after sunset when it was dim, a tourist family was coming away from the beach with a scooter, and suddenly huge amount of white powder was thrown on them from a motorcycle that drove against them. 
This powder gave a powerful blow directly on the woman’s neck who sat in the back of the scooter, blinding her for a while, shaking her and her child’s balance, and hurting her neck. Fortunately the powder did not blind the man who was driving the scooter. Inbetween them was a child sitting, who also survived unharmed, but was totally covered with the white flour, which was burning in the eyes a bit.
If the speed had been faster, the powder thrown on them would have dropped the passengers from the scooter. These wrongdoers, two male persons, the other one wearing a cap, were cowards and run away. One wasn’t able to catch them.
Thus a word of warning is in place, especially for tourists who don’t know the local customs of Goa and who can’t read this from a tourist guidebook, but also for local Goan people as well:
Some boys wish to have their own carnivals in Goa, which can endanger other peoples lives, by throwing powders from a moving vehicle. This carnival day was 21st of February 2012 and it was not Holi.

Finnair Bollywood

Oh, it was really refreshing and nice to read from Goa Times today, how Finnair flight attendants were performing a Bollywood danceshow inside the Finnair airplane before the flight departure from Helsinki to Delhi.

And this was done in order to pay respect for the India Republic Day on 26.1.2012.

This is how the Hindustan Times wrote about the event:
“That’s the surprise Finnair had in store for its passengers bound for New Delhi from its headquarters Helsinki on the Repubic Day Jan 26 when some 50 crew members danced to the tune of the title song of Bollywood film Om Shanti Om directed and choreographed by Farah Khan.
Really wonderful and an awesome performance to honour Indian Republic Day. We have to appreciate the universal love and friendship that Finnair extended, wrote Rajendran Krishnan on the airline’s blog.”

I’d also give pluspoints for the girls with their neat Salwar Kameez -costumes,

since in the Bollywood-movies the Western dancers are almost always in as minimum clothing as possible, unlike their Indian counterparts.

Pluspoints for Finnair’s flights also – Ever since Finnair started flights from Finland to India, Indivue has used mainly their service, because the flights have always been good and secure, without forgetting that they are also the fastest flights from Europe to India.