The covered sheds spring up overnight. Blue tarp shines out from unexpected places, the insides are lit by bare bulbs.  

Rag tag groups of people  play their drums and synchronize their beats at every imaginable place.. some under flyovers, some under trees. 

The bigger convoys start ferrying the GoODs across from the workshops to their homes in the city.

And that’s how you know Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner.