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This year I’m home in Mumbai for Holi and enjoying a relaxing day!
It wasn’t always so ‘chilled’… I remember mad Holi celebrations in Delhi in the 1990s… for days leading up to the festival anyone walking on the street was ‘fair game’ for a splash of colour!
Especially as I regularly strolled by a co-ed college on my way to the bus stop (heading to my college in another part of the city), enthusiastic young lads used to delight in chasing a young firangi with playful throwing of colour.
This year was so subdued that we were even able to surface early afternoon to quiet roads. Inspired by the plentiful fresh vegetables in the market, I was struck by a cooking mood.
Connected with a couple of friends and am now looking forward to a low-key sociable evening. Sounds about right! (more…)