Saturday, March 18, 2006

Holi

Holi is not my favourite festival. Somehow my energy level never increases in same proportion as it does as Deepawali starts approching. The reason being my childhood memories associated with Holi are not so pleasant. I have lost count of years I have evaded geeli holi . But no body can deny that if played in right spirits it is the most powerful festival to bring love, joy,harmony & togetherness in every strata and crosssection of the society.
In our part of world the Holi Day is divided in two parts. In the first half people play with colors. Please note that the use of word color should not be taken literally:). It includes wide amt of material starting with dye,potein,cow dung,mud….and the rest I leave to ur imagination. From my childhood I used to evade this first half. In all those years my holi started from second half in which people visit each other place and smear the faces with abeer or gulaal.
But this year I was mentally prepared not to use any tricks to get away from the colours . So when first group came to my home I readily opened the door …
& then what happened
see the results for urself:)

This pic was taken just before I was going outside to play colors. And the next one was taken when I came back.
























This one is pic of my friend & he is in real life fairest among all our officemates:)
Colors used : Green color+Black Dye :)


21 comments:

Phoenix Rises said...

I have never played Holi in my life!! Always wondered how it would be...

Cow dung?????????? OH MY GOD!!! LOL!!!!

Mystique said...

Hehe@the pictures. I miss the Indian festivals.

sophie said...

hmmm..colors...colors....colors...

KL said...

ha!ha!...really funny pics...:):)...

A very honest confession - I was always scared of Holi, and never went out of the house that day. If possible I used to avoid the day before and after as well.

Medha said...

awww....FUN!!
HOLI...its soooo amazing...at times i feel its better than diwali...coz there is more of a livli atmosphere...and not just crackers staring...
but yes...the after effects of holi and the series of baths and stuff...tats horrendous:P
but still holi ROX:)
its soo much fun!!
seems like u enjoyed it just the way i did:D

my blog:
http://medhalogy.blogspot.com/

Dawn....सेहर said...

wow..waise 2nd one is cool ;)
Don koi aur lagta hai :D

cheers

Keshi said...

lollllllll @last pic!

Manish it looks like u have had great fun...wow!

Keshi.

Manish said...

PR Cow dung, mud.... but then at least in colony we r spared of all such things :)

Manish said...

mystique Welcome ji !

Manish said...

Sophia :)

Manish said...

KL And I thought y r qt brave :) :)

Manish said...

Medha Medha u pasted wrong address on my other blog it was like medhalogy.blogsots.com and it really landed me to other web site with no blog in site :)
I will chk it out soon!

Yes it was a refreshing exp becoz when u r evading colors u have always this tension ki na jane kab koyi aa dhamke :)

Manish said...

DON So u mean u look like this 2nd pic. O gosh ! :) :)

Manish said...

U liked the last one :) Keshi People just transform the faces... and imagine a black dye mixed with green color it took almost an hour to remove it :)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Manish I try be ;) but you just showed me am not worth hehehe
cheers

Keshi said...

** black dye mixed with green color

lol I think guys like those colors...I'd prefer pink n purple :) n yellow perhaps...


Keshi.

KL said...

Why blogroll is saying that something is new in this page, but I come and don't find anything new...scratching head....confusing...

Gumnaaaam said...

Ohh myyy ...Wish i can have this kinda holy fun eva .. :))

Manish said...

Keshi Guys like only those colors which can give a face the horror look :)

Manish said...

Chutki loz aapko is terah apna chehra putwaana (color karwana) achcha lagta hai :)? Koi nahin ji yaad rakhenge...

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