The new year is here. Varsh Pratipada in Sanskrit is the first day of the Indian calender and in maharashtra it is celebrated as Gudi Padwa. The best part of the celebrations is the street processions. Men and women looking their traditional best are on the streets with colourful dresses, riding shiny bikes and horses. It's like an open fancy dress competition with kids dressed like shivaji and lakshmibai.
But the best part is women carrying the most traditional look and defying the traditional gender roles, doing everything from riding the metal monsters to playing the drum.
And adding to the fun is a group of young men and women wielding flags and cymbals and dancing to the drum beats on the streets of mumbai.