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Fliers frame Mumbai for airport calendar 2012

mumbai Updated: Dec 18, 2011 00:51 IST
Soubhik Mitra
Soubhik Mitra
Hindustan Times
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A couple of months ago, when Rutvij Talavdekar took an aerial shot of the Wankhede stadium with his iPhone, the picture was meant to stay in his personal album. But, on Friday, the software professional learnt that the photograph would travel to thousands of homes and offices across the world as part of Mumbai airport's first annual e-calendar.

The 23-year-old is among 12 Mumbaiites 'Framing Mumbai' for the airport's 2012 calendar.

Last month, the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) launched the 'Framing Mumbai' photography contest on its Facebook page asking air passengers to share photographs that represent the city.

Around 120 photographs were submitted by 70 people over a month. Of these, 12 were shortlisted for the calendar.

Talavdekar shot the refurbished Wankhede stadium to show the city's love for cricket. For engineering student Ganesh Shankar, 24, the old world charm of Crawford Market best represented Mumbai.

Ever since the private takeover of Mumbai airport in 2006, its annual calendars have profiled different facets of the city. Last year, its theme was Mumbai's markets. "This year the idea was to involve fliers," said an MIAL spokesperson.