Sunday, April 09, 2006

Holi hai!!

I know it's a little late to say that. But this refers to the Holi celebration at UC Berkeley today organized by the Indian Students' Association. The celebrations were postponed to today due to frequent rains in the past few weeks.

Feeling the effects of old age in grad life, devoid of company (I wish more C-BOT people were here) but still curious, I dragged my poor room-mate along to at least watch the event and take a few pictures. Though we didn't actually play, I managed a few snaps as people posed quite readily. My first attempt at photographing strangers was not so disastrous! :-)

Holi was being played with loud Hindi music and almost an equal amount of color and water as in India (i.e. if you did use color to play). Fooled around, clicked random shots and finally met with an interesting chap (last photo) who explained to us some connections between the Indian and Greek mythologies. Finally back home to a cup of homemade espresso - Mmm..!










18 comments:

Naresh said...

Was surprised to see the way things are done in your place sirji. Anyway it looks like you had loads of fun on holi. Hope you are still on the fore front on Indian and Hindi forums as in IIT.

madhurt said...

@naresh: I am more like on the blurred background rather fore front. There are no Hindi literature related forums here that I know of though a couple related to Indian culture. However, I want to get at least started properly on research first - as I said, effects of old age!

Anonymous said...

nice pics.

madhurt said...

@anon: thanks :)

jhapk said...

din bhar kaam nahin aaram,
koi ye bataaye kahan jaaye hum.
mil jaaye aisi tarkeib,
ki aayi khushi mit jaaye har gum ;)

Anonymous said...

tulsiyani jee aap bhi!!!
:)
MP

Anonymous said...

i m sorry aapka naam to galat ho gaya :)
bye
MP

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