City puts nature back in Holi

City puts nature back in Holi

Most Bangaloreans chose to have a safe Holi this year, with the artifical colours replaced by natural ones for the festival of colours and joy.  

When Deccan Herald spoke to some Bangaloreans, they said that they preferred using natural colours to artificial ones. Residents of Janapriya apartments on Magadi Road said that they were prepared in advance to celebrate a safe Holi. While a few residents of the apartment said that they purchased colours made of vegetables on Avenue Road, a few others prepared the colours at home.

Shikha Khanna, a resident, said that they made the colours using flowers.
“We used marigold, champak and other flowers,” she said. Khanna said that the procedure was relatively simple.

“All that we do is boil these flowers in water and use the colours,” she said.
With many shops across the City selling organic colours, people also found it a convenient option to buy them. A few also opted to use vegetable juices as a safe option. Ranjitha, a resident of Rajajinagar, said that the family used natural products such as turmeric to ensure that the children remained safe.

“We have three children at home. They wanted to play Holi. We thought this would be a better option,” she said.

Exams play spoilsport

However, with ICSE, CBSE and II PU exams on, most youngsters stayed indoors.
Sushma, a resident of Hebbal, said that she has to appear for II PU exams on Monday, because of which she celebrated the festival with just the immediate family members.
“Usually, all my cousins gather in one place and celebrate. This time it did not happen,” she said.

Shishir Jain, a II year engineering student of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology, said that he was not able to celebrate the festival with exams round the corner.

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