Holi, afterall!

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Happy Holi hai ji! I wish I could find a place in London that sells gujiyas. Sigh!

Holi stopped being fun after the age of eight. Except for a few years spent in college, where the element of safety really made the festival so much more enjoyable. I know a lot of people hate Holi for its hooliganism, rowdy element, the madness, the pain of being hit by water balloons, the colours that won’t go and what not. But played well, and with people you trust, it’s great fun.

As the morons in my colony would say “Bura na maano, holi hai !“. (Trans. Don’t take offense, it’s Holi!)

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0 Responses to Holi, afterall!

  1. dipali says:

    Happy Holi, Neha. How come you haven’t made gujiyas?


  2. chills says:

    oh madam … bura na mano … holi hai !!!.. hehehehe


  3. I find NO pleasure in getting dusty, dirty, perhaps wet and generally miserable.
    There’s a lot to be said, though, for thandaai with a pinch of bhaang. Not this year, alas.



  4. premalatha says:

    Happy Holi hai ji! I wish I could find a place in London that sells gujiyas. Sigh!

    Drummond street, Euston. I think it is Gupta sweets. or Ambala Sweets.


  5. sajith says:

    Ugh. Holi.


  6. Sunny says:

    I luuuuurrrrve holi!

    Don’t get a chance to play it in the UK though 😦


  7. Revealed says:

    Can never get it off!!!! Esp from behind the ears! How the heck does it get there!!!


  8. megha says:

    Playing Holi with people you know is the bestest. I cant say much for the retards in my colony who used to throw eggs at people on the streets, though. Bah.


  9. Pooja says:

    Never played holi as a kid, being prone to asthma my parents always kept me away from it. I miss Gujias though, and the dry-fruit garlands my grandmother used to give me and my sis on Holi. We would wear it and munch it slowly through the day. That used to be our celebration of Holi.

    But since a few years now, I have been playing it with friends and I love the colors.


  10. manjushri says:

    hi…everybody check this out…..recently got this in my scrap

    Biological Significance
    Holi comes at time of the year when peple hve a tendency to feel sleepy and lazy. To counteract this tardiness of the body, people sing loudly or even speak loudly. Their movements are brisk and their music is loud. Al of ths helps to rejuvenate the system of human body.

    Besides, the colours when sprayed on the bdy have a great impact on it. Biogists believe the liquid dye or Abeer penetrates the body and enters into the pores. It has efect of strengthening the ions in the bdy and adds health and beauty to it

    There is another scientific reason fr celebrating the Holi, this however pertains to the tradition of Holika Dahan. The mutation period of winter and spring, induces the growth of bacteria in atmosphere as well as in the body. Wen Holika is burnt, temp rises to about 145 degrees Fahrenhiet. Following the tradition wen peple perform Parikrima (circumambulation or going around) arnd the fire, heat frm the fre kills the bacteria in the body ths, cleansing it


  11. manjushri says:

    n i love holi…..:)


  12. Zeya says:

    Wish you all a happy holi too.. I live in US, i made ghujias.. they came out good.