Across vast swaths of north India, there will be people staying indoors this morning. Those are the poor souls who want a quiet life and clean clothes. Everyone else will be out on the streets, smearing each other with bright paint and spraying colored water .
There is dancing, much shouting of “Holi-hai” and playing of practical jokes. And, appropriately for a religion that makes such extensive use of colour (there is even a shade called “Brahmin blue” painted on suitably high-caste households in Rajasthan), there are all those paints and powders, likely to land on anyone who sets a foot outside this morning
These were Taken at Gangshyam JI Mandir , Jodhpur, Rajasthan