Holi the festival of colours is just a few days away ! With the India-Pak win , everyone is all the more excited . The shops are filled with all types of pitchkaris, colors , balloons ..what not ! That said , everyone is using various marketing strategies even in pitchkaris ; a minion pitchkari to attract the attention of all the kids. I’d say very well-played !
Holi being a celebration of colors and love , it has it’s own dangerous side. Every holi there are some reports about people going blind due to chemicals used in colors. When I was around 10 , I got totally scared of holi after reading various articles on the newspaper.
It’s better to opt for safe organic colors than go for the cheap ones. There is definitely a price to pay if you decide to go cheap on them. Also , some colors can be very very sticky and particularly very irritating. Specially if you are sporting your favourite dress and the colors won’t just come off .
This festival reminds us of the victory of good over evil, as always. Bhang is a drink specially found during Holi, which is said to give nasha to the people. The more one dances , the more it kicks in. It makes you forget all the worries in the life and gives a high on life.
For a photographer Holi is an absolute delight to attend. The beautiful colors combined with the whole hearted smiles on the faces of the people gives amazing clicks. For a traveller visiting India for the first time , Holi would be an unexpected beautiful welcome to the culture of India.
I can go on and on about Holi , how it has a special place in every kid’s heart . Though it is widely celebrated in India , it is mainly a part of the North Indian culture , with only a few places in South celebrating it. The best part about Holi is, one can go around smearing colors on the faces of anyone and everyone , friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. It is an amazing sight to watch , if you aren’t someone who likes getting the dress dirty.
Happy Holi everyone.. have a colourful and cheerful Holi.