The 2020 Pre-Lockdown Pictorial Diary

The 2020 Pre-Lockdown Pictorial Diary

Unlike other years, this pictorial diary of 2020 will be divided in two parts. No marks for guessing. Before Lockdown and After Lockdown.

Conducted a program on Conflict Management in January 2020. The proceeds, a little over Rs 2.50L went to Aroehan (NGO). But I lost all photographs! I have conducted such programs for fund raising for my Rotary Club too. So here is a photograph of one such program.

(Conducting ‘Managing Conflicts’ Program for Fund Raising)

We begin with January 2020. Sulabha and I celebrated our wedding anniversary and her birthday at Indore. The Rajwada is a beautiful palace. It was under repairs but some parts were open to public.

(Rajwada at Indore)

The symmetry at Jama Masjid at Mandu was captivating. And at Rajwada too!

And the mandatory photo at Rani Roopmati Pavillion. No visit is complete without it.

(At Rani Roopmati Pavillion)

On returning to Mumbai we immediately went to Ladghar. Not too far from Mumbai. It has a beautiful beach and we could see dolphins jumping in the sea.

(One more at Ladghar, on the beach, everything is so short-lived)

Aroehan (NGO) has been doing great work at Jawhar – Mokhada blocks of Palghar District. For over 14 years. We had lunch together in the hamlet called Shedyacha Pada. At an Adivasi home. The visit to Shedyacha pada was memorable. Why? Read here.

(At Shedyacha pada)

We visited Vadodara in February. Visit to Sardar Patel statue and the beautiful Swaminarayan Temple was a memorable one.

(Swaminarayan Temple)
(Sardar Patel Statue)

And then came the Lockdown! It was quite an experience!! More about it in the next blog. But how can I not put this, – my most favourite photograph? It was clicked at Roopmati Pavillion, Mandu.

(With Sulabha, celebrating 43 years of togetherness!)

Vivek S Patwardhan

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

Aroehan: Creating Dream Villages in Mokhada by 2025: “No Malnutrition Deaths, No Child ‘Out of School’, Reduction in migration by 50%.”