Celebrating Holi, the Festival of Color

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

Holi in Nepal has become a new game of egoism between boys and girls. Yes, sexual appeal is there.

Pics by Bikash Karki
Words by DW

People of Nepal with Hindu religion celebrated Holi or the Fagu Purnima, the festival of color (and these days dirty water as well) with full enthusiasm. People in Kathmandu enjoyed the festival totally forgetting that Comrade Maoists are blocking them inside the valley from today. Yes there something historical background behind this festival but in the modern days, throwing colors and colored water has become a kind of “sex-war”, if I can use this term here, between the young folks. I could see boys and girls targeting the water-filled balloon each other.

The nasty thing about this is that girls are in the sufferers’ end. Boys start attacking them with balloons days ahead of the festival day. We saw that yesterday and the day before yesterday when newspapers in Kathmandu published boys harassing girls walking on the streets by throwing water and balloons on them.

Okay, given the chance, girls are also not very much different. They too mercilessly attack boys walking alone on the streets. We can hardly see boys attacking boys with balloons. That is why Holi is becoming a different kind of festival. “Look, look, look,” a colleague in my office was saying the other day pointing out small boys who were throwing balloons to girls of their age. “Even in this age, they know its about throwing balloons over girls.”

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

Celebrating Holi, the festival of Color

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19 thoughts on “Celebrating Holi, the Festival of Color”

  1. Happy Holi to Everyone!

    Be a responsible citizen and enjoy this festival of colour with happiness and friendship!
    Welcome joy not crime!

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  2. HEY FREN
    MUST OF ALL WHO ARE IN NEPAL ARE LUCKY THAT THEY GOT CHANCE TO CELEBRATE HOLI. HAPPY HOLI TO THEM . BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LIFE I MISS HOLI IN MY MOTHERLAND . I STILL REMEMBER MY BYGONE MEMORIES OF HOLI WHERE WE USED TO PLAY COLOURS WITH FREN , HAD BAHNG SARWAT AND MALPUWA AND ALL. . I DONT HAD ANY THING HERE NOW . I CANT DO ANYTHING MORE THAN WATCHING PICTURES OF HOLI POSTED IN VARIOUS SITE AND SEARCHING ME , AND MY FREN HAPPINESS AND CELEBRATION OF PAST DAYS IN THEIR FACES AND COLORS THEY PAINTED IN THIER FACES ,
    HAPPY HOLI TO EVERY ONE FROM ROZAN

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  3. THE TIMES OF INDIA

    Gyanendra’s fascination for tantriks queers Nepal pitch

    Rajeev Deshpande

    [ Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:35:49 am TIMES NEWS NETWORK ]

    NEW DELHI: Indian diplomacy in Nepal has been placed under further strain with a squabble in the royal family and its ruler Gyanendra’s fascination for tantriks, deepening political uncertainty in the Himalayan kingdom.

    After having insisted on a round of municipal elections, marred by bloodshed and a boycott by mainline political groups, Gyanendra has taken to frequent retreats to Pokhra where he met a tantrik from India recently.

    Though known to regularly meet assorted godmen, the ruler usually consults a woman tantrik in Kathmandu.

    When Donald Camp, US principal deputy assistant secretary, travelled to Nepal last week, he found Gyanendra in an obstinate frame of mind and was refused access to Nepal Communist Party-United Marxist leader Madhav Nepal, who is under house-arrest.

    Intelligence reports from Kathmandu indicate that Gyanendra’s preoccupations have made it difficult for him to take policy initiatives to resuscitate Nepal’s dwindling state coffers.

    Top officials monitoring the Nepal scenario are worried over divisions in royal family, which have worsened after he preferred his son-in-law Raj Singh with handling of certain important business interests over crown prince Paras.

    Apparently, Gyanendra feels that Paras lacked discretion in dealing with sensitive issues. This is understood to have led to a family conclave of sorts, where Paras was faced with considerable opposition from the Queen and his siblings.

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  4. ya its kind of sad to hear that only nepali of “hindu” origin celebrated holi……i expected better discretion and judgement from wagle.

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  5. Schools and colleges are virtually closed for 2 weeks. Balloons are thrown to those who are not only not-participating, but also without any thought gievn to women folks and their vital safety. Rotten eggs and enamels are the worst form of attacks. Small kids throwing balloons to girls is the worst form of social degenaration not much different from columbian ghetto controlled by drug mafias. You call this festival and wish each other with “Happy Holi!” what could be more disgusting than this?

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  6. hey sleek

    what happens when a kid throws ballon at u, do u die.

    i think u got a lots of enamels and rotten eggs that’s why u r going insane

    it’s festival guy

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  7. HAPPY HOLI TO ALL ! and i miss holi so much like anyother festivals…Specially during festivals we miss home like anythin..Yea it’s hindu origintated festival but i’ve played holi with my frens with other religions too, back home …It’s a festival of joy,color n friendship ..so lets celebrate it that way…Lets not bring religion in between..Happy n safe holi 🙂

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  8. Ameet,

    U are the one going insane kiddo. You like to throw baloons don’t you? Why don’t you fill condom with water and thorw it to your mom and little sissy right to their bust and see their reactions? Take your digusting way of celebrating festival somewhere else, where both parties are participating. You celebrate the Holi at the cost of 50% women’s freedom and you smile at their misery? You low life creature, this is the height of male chauvinism.

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  9. my heart goes out to the army man in 5th pic….he must be soo jealous of those passerbys…anyways happy holi …

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