Bura na maano…Holi hai!

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Holi is India’s most fun, loud and boisterous festival. Also inexpensive. All you need is a packet of gulal and the fun just starts!

Here’s a look at some elements of Holi that make it such a cracker of a festival. Dude, seriously, it’s not Holi until:

1. You spend it with your friends!!!

And making new friends is so much easier when you have colour in your hand and are a few drinks down.

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2. You don’t bother about your clothes or hair before stepping out!

For once. And don’t mind being seen with a vat of coconut oil in your hair and on your face!

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3.  You know you can put colour on your boss (and not get fired!), or on your secret crush (just say bura na maano, Holi hai!!!)

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 4.  No matter where you are, you head home to eat mom’s cooking today!

And feast on countless gujiyas, dahi bade, chaat and that special lunch of bhuna mutton and puris!

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5.  You look out for that one friend who can get you bhang pakodas and the official drink of Holi – bhang thandai

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6.  You discover old songs like Rang Barse…and realise that dancing to them is a lot of fun!

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7.  You look over your shoulder and at neighbours’ balconies – checking for any lethal water balloons coming your way!

And get drenched anyway!

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8.  You experience what egg, black paint, grease, and other assorted things feel like when being rubbed on to you!

Yuck! You say? Just wait till you end up with a rotten tomato on your head!

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9.  You know you are un-recognizable, still pose for scores of pictures and that mandatory selfie!

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10.  You hope and pray that no one pushes you into the pool with coloured water, like last time!

And history will repeat itself this time as well!

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11.  You book a session at your salon the next day for all the anti-tan, cleaning treatments etc

Find a great deal here

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 12.  You are invited to more Holi parties than you can attend, and enjoy them with people twice your age, half your age, old uncles, crazy cousins, new neighbours, ex-colleagues…EVERYONE!

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So just a few days to go – make sure your arsenal of gulal, paani wale rang, pichkaris and other assorted materials is ready.

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Have a colourful, fun and memorable Holi everyone!

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