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March 28, 2009

Arab Lane + New Taragupet + Shivaji Road + Gundopanth Street + Dharmaraja Koil St




Hero Worship.


Bedroom walls, computer wall papers, IM status messages, tattoos, children names, etc. We wear our love for our heroes and heroines, on more places than our sleeves. Whether it's on our gadgets, bedroom walls or workspace, whom we adore is probably a reflection of who we are. Like this humble Rajni fan shown above from Arab 'B' Lane, Richmond Town who has decorated his workplace with pictures of his favourite star.





On the streets, across the city, it's tough not to notice the images of personalities Benglureans love. On the top of the list is Dr Rajkumar, followed by Shankar Nag and Rajnikant. And then there are the Bombay stars - Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.

Just like in advertising, it's movie stars who get eyeballs. However, the city is filled with images of all kinds of influential personalities.







Dr Ambedkar is probably the most visible political personality. Surprisingly images of the Tipu Sultan fighting the tiger, the last Wodeyar King and Sir Vishweshwaraiah continue to make their presence felt.

Among women, Benglureans love Mother Theresa (there are two 'circles' named after her) followed by Aishwarya Rai. Among cricketers, Dhoni is the king of hearts even though our own Kumble has a circle named after him.

And finally there are tens of gods, godmen and women, whom we also worship.




3 comments:

Final_Transit said...

Hehe, I think our obsession with hero's pictures comes from the habit of hanging pictures of Gods everywhere. What do you think? Very nicely presented :)

jyothy karat said...

i loved this series!!! very nicely done... though i would have loved to see more.... and yeah, like FT says, i think these heroes is simply sharing the limelight with the gods :)

Ash said...

Interesting! Well-spotted and captured...

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