Decorative Rangoli for Diwali
As part of the diwali week celebrations at work, we had organised a Rangoli event on one of the days. But, as part of the rules, we asked the teams not to use the traditional rangoli colour powders as a) we dont do anything different b) we would get into trouble with the office operations guys for dirtying the place. So, the teams had to make Rangolis out of any other item and on any topic. What resulted was an amazing display of innovation in the items used and the themes chosen.
Above each picture, i have given a link to the higher resolution picture so that you can zoom in and see the exact components of the Rangoli.
A traditional design, made of flower petals and various dals. Higher resolution picture here.
A design, made of flower petals, various coloured dals, cadbury gems and the best part, ladysfingers for the branches of the coconut tree!. Higher resolution picture here.
A simple, yet very innovative idea. Each of the boards carry the message “Happy Diwali” in a different language. Higher resolution picture here.
This was my contribution :-), the most efficient Rangoli as it took just under 2 minutes to create. These books were from the Mythology Collection of Amar Chitra Katha. Some of the books were placed according to their approximate location within India i.e. Karthikeya/Ayyappan in the south, Ganesha in Maharashtra, Ramayana at Ayodhya and so on. In case you didn’t realise, the books are placed to form the shape of India! Higher resolution picture here.
Yet Another beautiful mix of flowers and many hand crafted items. The four corners of the top rectangle have flower pots, made out of paper plates and colour paper. The origami kites are at the bottom. Higher resolution picture here.
This one was in just for the idea. It shows one of the screens of our product complete with the loading toolbar and other social networking features (enhanced version just for the rangoli event). You can even try a facebook page rangoli fro your home! Higher resolution picture here.
Made entirely of different coloured dals, this looked as good as any real fort, depicting Shivaji’s Shivneri fort. Higher resolution picture here.
This one was cool, a mickey mouse design made almost entirely out of board pins and paper clips with flower petals adding to the face. Higher resolution picture here.
Probably the one with the most colours, this was a very neat design done with so many different kinds of coloured items. Higher resolution picture here.
Made entirely of leaves and flower petals, this rangoli was very elegant in terms of colour choices and the type of arrangement. Easy to assemble, but requires lot of creativity to design! Higher resolution picture here.