Colors Everywhere


On the cloths, on the faces

On the floor, in the air,

Red or green, chose your color

Color everything, Colors everywhere

      Well I’m just trying to be poetic ;) Blue, orange, red, green, all are invited in this unique festival of colors, “Holi”. Just as all these colors mixed into each other, people come together, leaving all their differences behind to celebrate Holi. Only fun and mischief is allowed.

      I stopped playing Holi long time back as I’m allergic to the chemicals used in colors these days. But it’s always fun to watch others play and get absolutely drenched in different colors. Ultimately the only color left on everyone’s faces is black and believe me after getting colored so much you can not even recognize your spouse ;).

This Holi I was in my old society in Pune and thanks to my friend Kam who lended his second GF, his all new Canon DSLR to me, I got real colorful shots.

Decorated Holi

Aerial View

Holika was a demon which was burnt on the previous night of Holi.

Holika Dahan

People color each other and greet “Happy Holi”.

Happy Holi

Holi is a festival for everyone and for all ages..

Age no bar

This cutie pie was also in with her own “Pichkari”.

I too wanna play Holi :)

Chose your color

When you know you are going to get colored there is no point in resisting. You just can’t escape..

There is no escape

what are you looking at?

My friends…yes I can recognize them :)

Happy Faces

And I was done with my photo shoot. Watching everyone playing and enjoying so much I just couldn’t resist myself…

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30 thoughts on “Colors Everywhere

  1. When i used to play holi….”I didnt knew i what i was doing”….…”but i knew what i was doing was fun”….these pics reminded me of those. Arresting pictures. Grt job

  2. Double wow…I have -got- to research this celebration/holiday. ” … people come together, leaving all their differences behind to celebrate Holi. Only fun and mischief is allowed.” I so love that concept!! Gorgeous pics, btw, but I’m glad that you put the camera down and went to have fun with everyone. That’s what life is. ;)

    I follow Coyote, the Trickster, as my gravatar attests, and I’m working on writing something about finding Trickster in the modern world. Is there an Indian version? Someone who was perhaps always causing mischief, and getting in trouble, but always in a way that taught a lesson?

    • hey..you sure can find more on this festival and you are welcome to our country anytime ..you’ll eveperience many more such festivals
      about the Trickster well i need to find out
      there has to be some
      looking forward to read your ppost about it

      • Thanks! I’ll try to take you up on the invitation. ;)

        As for reading more about Holi…all I have to say is hooray for Wiki!! I was so uncomfortable the day they shut down…it sure accomplished its purpose. No disassemble my internets! It felt like one of my hands was gone, I use it so much. My mom constantly asks me things, like “When was so-and-so-celebrity born, and was it before or at the same time as other-so-and-so?”. And I can jump right in there, and quick like a bunny pull the answer out of my hat…or at least my beloved laptop. *laughs*

  3. lovely colorful post.loved the pics specially the kids and ya that rangoli.beautiful rangoli..I love this festival due to its spirit and enjoy it with all the Hangama,

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