Mumbai's favourite flower during festivals.
It's a non-stop procession of hundreds of Mahindra pickup trucks/jeeps loaded with the golden harvest during festivals on the highways leading into Mumbai. And it's a treat to watch. On my way to Mumbai from Bangalore during Dassera, I saw it arrive on the turbaned heads of farmers at the nearest town. On the backs of on Bajaj M80s and Hero Honda CD100s. And then on Mahindra Pick-ups and Tata lorries to Mumbai where they are sold on the streets and in the markets. A golden treat, all the way from Kolhapur District to Mumbai. The tentacles of this city reach a long way. And the celebrations too.
Happy Deepavali, India. You are very beautiful.
Note: The boy in the picture was accompanying his father. He was NOT made to work.