Holi Hai!

My earliest memory of Holi is the one in Mumbai when I was 5 and my sis was 1. We both were dressed in white ‘Punjabi’ dress and carried ‘pichkaaris’ spraying colors on other kids from the colony, all running in a circle one behind the other! Another memory attached to the white dress was both of us falling into a gutter in an attempt to cross it to watch a football match with my dad!! We survived in spite of swallowing whatever the running water in that gutter carried. That tells something about both of our immune systems:)

I can’t think of Holi without thinking about ‘Rangu barse bheege‘ from Silsila.. Whattay number!! What say you people?

Do you have any special memories of Holi?

Leaving you with these pics of a chart Vyas and I did recently. I drew the pics on scrap papers. This was when Master Vyas was uttering sheer blasphemy to the dad on what a pest amma is, while sitting and not particularly watching the match in Chepauk stadium. Of course he waxed eloquent on how wonderful his amma is the moment he came home and caught sight of the drawing!

The shapes were cut out and stuck onto a black chart after coloring with oil pastels. Picture idea courtesy: Tell Me Why magazine dated a few years back:)

Happy Holi Weekend!

Author: Vidya

Positive, and positively talkative!

16 thoughts on “Holi Hai!”

  1. Very nice pics Vidya….u did a gr8 job…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Of course that Amitabh song has become the anthem for holi…. πŸ˜‰

  2. happy holi !!! Didnt find too many people celebrating holi in Chennai this year !!No rowdy kids running around with Rani pink colours or pichkaris .. 😦 nice charts,btw- I like the second one.

  3. Oh they r so so beautiful πŸ™‚
    We had some gr8 celebrations sday and I still hv the hangover πŸ™‚ No, not the bhang! Just the colours and fun hangover πŸ˜›

    1. @Comfy: Thankyou, thankyou! Do share your Holi stories!

      @Uma: Thankeee

      @Charu: Hey! How was Holi in your oru?

      @Chapter18: Loved the post ji! Have left a comment there too!! Thanks for linking it here.

      @Rekha: Thank you! How is the political situation in your place? Take care..

      @R’s Mom: Yaay! Looks like you had a super Holi with kiddo!

      @Bedazzled: The only place where I got to see the gulal was in our office premises the previous day.. Chennai’s Holi is a little boring..

      @Swaram: Ummmm…. need to verify the ‘hangover’ part;) Good to know you had a super Holi!

      @Ambulisamma: I think you must consider moving to Mumbai or up North I think.. Chennai konjam bore..

      1. Thats artwork by my elder one… πŸ™‚ Will tell her. πŸ™‚

        Its the prob of two Umas commenting next to each other… πŸ˜‰

  4. I do like the idea of playing with colors during Holi. It is good fun for everyone.

    What I don’t like is that people sometimes use chemicals without knowing their ill effects. A few years ago someone put those colors over my eyes. It started itching really bad and I got a terrible headache. I kept rubbing my eyes, washing my eyes in the hope that itching will stop, but it didn’t. It lasted for almost a day. It was awful!! After that day I always make sure the colors don’t enter my eyes.

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