Hyderabad: Singer and social activist Sanghamitra Malik on Thursday took it to twitter urging the Hyderabad city to show a way to rest of the country by doing away with large sized Ganesha idols.

A small ballad in praise of Ganesha written by the singer was also uploaded along with her post.

Through her poem Ms Malik tries to say how making a few small idols will be wise and why Ganesha idols should stay short.

“The people of our city have to show d way to the rest of the country by doing away with large sized POP idols & completely turn to small sized clay idols only. All idols should be less than 3'. 1' or 2' should be fine & in clay. The Khairatabad Bada Ganesh only 5’!” the singer tweeted.

Also, an environmental activist who have been living in the city for more than 5 decades, Ms malik is vocal about the need for preservation of water bodies and positive developmental changes in Hyderabad.

Ms Malika writes,

Ganapati Bappa! But who’s that?

The Elephant God, who’s somewhat fat!

But, he is not tall, you see,

Of medium height, just let him be.


Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary �Still I Rise�, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad�s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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