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HAPPY HOLI!! (The Threats and Joys)

[Blogmandu: A hilarious Prachanda Parody in front of the leader himself. Article in Nepali. Click on the link. नक्कली प्रचन्डले सक्कलीलाई हसाउदा]

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I was a little girl, five most probably. She was in Grade one while my sister was smaller still. Face? I don’t remember, nor the dress (which I generally do). But I bet we made a cute gang of three. It was Holi.

Holi-water: The game. By Bikas Karki

We hit a pedestrian with a lola the bossy biggies had given us. I have blurred memories of the event. So, don’t exactly remember if it was the victim or another gentleman but someone came to us and told us “Baato ma hindirako manchelai hirkaune hunna”. The three of us ran back home, scared vowing “Abadekhi nahenne hai!” (We won’t do that from now onwards.) Fighters that was what we were but very obedient then (an extremely rare trait in the kids that age these days!). Ha ha ha. That’s my oldest memory of Holi.

Then it was hostel. Holi, though a holiday wasn’t “Home Going” day as the rest for many years. She’d just smear the red color on our cheeks and it was over. I’ve never celebrated “Holi” but once. And I’d love to share something about that. How about digitizing “that” experience! Let me type what I‘ve written on my diary that day in history hai: Continue reading HAPPY HOLI!! (The Threats and Joys)

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. Continue reading Celebrating Holi, the Festival of Color