Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Color and water on the ground, a sign of Holi. Broken water balloons are often part of it too.
The spring festival -- celebrated by throwing water and colored powders at each other -- isn't so big here as in the North, but we "played Holi" and it was fun. Here are some of the powders. These are non-toxic and organic, but there are many injuries throughout India because of toxic colors.
One of Amartya's classmates dipping her hands into the powder. The little girls seemed to enjoy the powders more than the boys, who were into spraying water on each other.
Everyone got plenty wet.
Squirt guns in action.
Then we have to dry off and change clothes. Several times. Most of the shirts that are pink here started as white before playing.

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