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A vibrant Holi experience at Rishikesh

Let me begin by admitting that the timing of this post is a little off, since it is a little over 2 months after the last Holi and a long stretch before the next one. However, I still decided to publish this post while the colors and memories of experiencing Holi at Rishikesh this year are fresh 🙂 Over the last few years, I have felt that the enthusiasm for Holi is slowly fading away, in Delhi at least. Holi, which used be an affair stretching for days, involved throwing water balloons and buckets filled with water from the terrace, on unarmed and non-suspecting mortals – of experiencing the sheer joy and glee in “hitting targets”, ducking and hiding from those who may not have shared the same enthusiasm and shouting “Bura na mano Holi hain (Don’t mind it’s Holi)” to cool tempers. All of this has now given way to a shorter, milder, and may I say more boring version of the festival which involves getting together on the D-day at a friend’s or family member’s …