Ahead of Anant Chaturdashi 2022, former Mumbaikars share a piece of their most cherished memories of Ganeshotsav celebrations when they were in the city
Ganesha idol at Harsh Chheda's home in USA. Image credit: Harsh Chheda
“The most significant difference in celebrating Ganeshotsav abroad is that it becomes friends and family event (like thanksgiving) more than a community festival,” says Akanksha Narode, a public policy professional and an AI researcher. As someone who has grown up celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, in recent years Narode has managed to bring in a slice of the festive joy to her rented apartment in Singapore by hosting a Maharashtrian-style lunch and dinner for her friends abroad.