March 22, 2014
Updated: March 22, 2014 21:26 IST
Sailing with the wind
Photo: K.R. Deepak
Participants practising on Laser Standard sail boats in the waters of Rushikonda in Visakhapatnam on Friday, ahead of the Asian Games to be held in April.
Devotees in large numbers thronged the Manginapudi beach near Machilipatnam in Krishna District on Sunday and Monday to bid adieu to Lord Ganesha amid colourful celebrations. Giving a go-by to the environmentalists’ call to prefer clay idols as a gesture to keep beaches eco-friendly, the devout largely preferred idols made of Plaster of Paris. Among hundreds of idols immersed on both the days, one could not find even a single clay idol. As the sun went down, the only pristine beach was found littered with material used in Ganesh Puja and turned into a dumping yard. Text and photographs by T. Appala Naidu.