Part of the fun of staying with Shreedevi Chowdary of Hyderabad is that I’m getting comfortable with the press. It’s fun being on the other side of the camera. Sometimes we have to fake it until we make it in life, so it was a blast to have a photo of me looking like a professional photographer turn up in a society magazine thanks to Shree.
Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi. This festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hinduism. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.
“Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is a time to show affection. All the colors that are on you are of love!”
“Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.”
“Holi is a time to reach out with the colors of joy. It is the time to love and forgive. It is the time expresses the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colors.”