Pete and I went down to the Folsom Street Fair yesterday and had a walk around. It is amazing how blasé the Bay Area is about the BDSM community. I love that. Pretty much anything consensual is OK here, and I find that the whole area loves to share and celebrate their differences (and their sameness). It is hard to imagine a similar event taking place anywhere else I have been in the past several months.
It is festival time in Mumbai, specifically the Ganpati Festival. We went out yesterday afternoon to check out some of the action as hordes of people display their Ganpatis in tents or are in the process of marching them down to the seafront for immersion. Quite a party atmosphere pervades the streets with singing, dancing, lots of loud drum playing and a wide variety of Ganesh (same thing as Ganpati) images. You can’t help but giggle and get caught up in the fun.