Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:58

Holi Fire

The Holi is an Hindu festival celebrated annually to wish an happy and prosperous year. The celebrations usually last a day (some cities' like Pushkar up to a week). The night before the festival are burned some fires in the streets of the cities' where during the day the women bring necklaces made of cow dung and men instead a trunk to be placed in the middle.

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Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:00

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is a popular temple festival of the South Indian state of Kerala. It is held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur town every year on the "Pooram" day of the Malayalam Calendar month of "Medam".

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Thursday, 09 July 2015 15:21


After visiting a beautiful temple in Jaipur I decided to walk back to my hostel. It was almost sunset and was starting the preparations for the Holi Festival. I was in a poor part of the city and I found myself walking in front of a tent camp of homeless.. about 200 meters of small tents built, full of families. Honestly I expected shyness and reluctance.. maybe to be "mobbed" for begging money.

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