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VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Nizamuddin auliya, Surf excel advertisement, Mughals, Holi

Rang laye sang: How Holi encapsulates India’s cultural rainbow

From Mughal emperors to Sufi saints, Holi has meant a great deal beyond tight religious boundaries. Its colours have made all of that melt away, so we could be 'us'.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Iranian new year, Indian new year, Holi, Equator

Spring Equinox: Greet the date that gives you an equal amount of day and night

Tradition meets science as Holi falls a day after equinox — both heralding the end of winter.

VOICES

 |  2-minute read
Holi holidays, Surf excel advertisement, Holi harassment, Holi

Please tell your children it's not okay to hit women with water balloons in the name of Holi!

While the jury is out over whether the recent detergent ad showing Holi promotes community enmity or amity, it sure is telling kids playing Holi with balloons is fine. No. It’s not.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Holi, Bollywood songs, Deepika Padukone, Balam pichkari

5 times Bollywood Holi songs redefined romance

5 kinds of love. 5 shades of romance. 5 songs. This Holi!

VOICES

 |  2-minute read
Holi, Holi harassment, Bhaang, Indian festivals

Through the female gaze: Here’s why I, a woman, love Holi

The wet shirts. The bhaang. The lascivious dancing. What? Why can't women have some fun?

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Surf excel advertisement, Hindu Muslim unity, Communalism, Holi

Detergent ad controversy: The biggest stain

Can we please keep our children away from the narrative which says 'we are different but together'?

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Festivals, Rape Culture, Consent, Holi

What ruins festivals like Holi and Diwali for most Indians

Behind the playful mask of the supposedly innocent revelry is the ugly face of collective imposition and non-consensual sexual overtures.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Commercialisation of festivals, Diwali, Holi

Are decadent celebrations destroying the spirit behind festivals like Holi and Diwali?

Every festival has been reduced to its most extravagant aspect, and what we end up celebrating is wealth.

VARIETY

 |  Fashtag  |  3.23 minutes watch-minute read
Semen balloons, Lady shri ram college, Holi, Sexual harassment

5 ways that you can stay safe this Holi

In light of the recent events at LSR college in Delhi, and what happens every year under the guise of Holi, here's what you need to do.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Lady shri ram college, Rape Culture, Sexual violence, Holi

Semen-filled water balloons or not, Holi needs to stop being an excuse for sexual harassment

The culture of 'Bura na mano' is at its root.