Bura na mano Holi hai

Days are considered as BEST when it is spent well with the people you love. That is how most of us define ‘Happiness’.With the days of festival nearing, the excitement and the preparations increase multiple folds. Yes! Holi is almost here and there has to be so many preparations and invitations and celebrations.

Down the memory lane is always full of smiles, friends and craziness. Holi memories are no different. One thing is sure that in other festivals we all are recognizable individually but in Holi, nope. The case is different because we all look the same like some aliens dropped from several UFOs and are crazily happy to see one another. Were we all separated in Kumbh ka Mela(a mass Hindu pilgrimage)? Maybe, yes! 😀

Holi is a national holiday so it becomes really easy for everyone to gather and share some good time together. On this day, being crazy is being normal. And we all are super normal on Holi(hope you know what I mean) 😀

We play with colors, dance to loud music and have unlimited bhang(Indian version drink which makes us HIGH and it used to be the most preferred drink of Lord Shiva). The best is the dancing to loud music because instead of it making us tired, it gives us more strength, it is full of fun and it changes the smiles to waves of laughter. It’s all we want on a holiday and among friends.

Some holidays are meant to be stayed indoors and chill. Other holidays are never meant to be stayed indoors and are to be enjoyed with family & friends & shout at the top of our voice. The famous KHAIKE PAAN BANARAS WALA song is something which is heard in every corner of the country while celebrating this holiday. “Bura na mano Holi hai” is the slogan sung by all on that day 😀

What’s mind boggling is Holi is present in HOLIday. Why? There’s no connection between them but it’s good that we can find a connection. So, if we don’t celebrate Holi then there’s no point in having HOLIdays.

Some of the previous year’s pics are below.



Miss Beauties



Bura na mano Holi hai



At office

With my friends, it’s about tearing one another’s t-shirt and playing with a bare chest. I think that’s common with guys. We all go to a nearby river(Mahanadi River) to take a bath after playing with colors.

The scorching sun was the ONE & ONLY thing which used to be the only hindrance for some of my friends and them bailing out from celebrating. But, since some years, the quality of colors has also degraded and there has been excessive addition of chemicals in the colors so now that adds to the already present hindrance.

But, all the above are just a mere hurdle to cross because being with loved ones counts above the rest. About the sun, not much can be done and hence we make sure that we play Holi within a party hall or in the parking lot of our apartment. The later is fun 😀

After playing Holi, the lunch is always plenty because it’s ordered from a temple. The food is called Abadha/Mahaprasad. And after all the enjoyment & good food, what we all crave for is sleep & we get it. 10 hours sleep is minimum since evening to next day morning 😀

Before writing this post, I was thinking that Holi is far. But now, I think that it is so near and Thursday will be here sooner and for it preparations are to be done. Let me go & call my friends and make arrangements. See you soon guys and have a safe Holi.

I have a request for all, please DO NOT forcefully color anybody. Invite them and if they deny, just go to them and put a TIKKA on their forehead(as a gentleman) or sprinkle colors on them(like a boss) and let them chase you to make things square(like a HOLIday). Also, don’t color animals because the added chemicals may cause some repercussions and causing trouble for others should never be any part of fun.

I’m pledging to #KhulKeKheloHoli this year by sharing my Holi memories atBlogAdda in association with Parachute Advansed.








Various colors

Various sizes

Various qualities

Various comfort levels

Various market values

Just like

Various human beings

P.S. : People are not difficult to understand but just different.


This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

My Nomination for Day 1 is Bhanu.

Free Style Writing – Part II – Reflection

I was nominated by Kritika for this & Thanks a ton for it 🙂 I am AGAIN late so sorry and the next free style writings also coming up soon enough 😉

Please go & check her site, she’s awesome sauce(new word I learned) 😀 and yes she writes poems, narrative & added thing is she draws pictures also. So go & check her site out. Now!! I meant after reading & liking & commenting here 😛


  1. Open an MS Word document(or any other editor)
  2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
  3. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
  4. Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
  5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
  6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
  7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
  8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).




Nothing coming to mind

Not regarding the topic given

Or any othet topic

And this is what I wanted

Numnbess in my mind



Not even a single hiss

Dark Silence

Go home

Change in environment

Can I ever show my true face

How I feel at a moment??

In office, no I cant show frustration

At home, no I cant show tension

All I gotta do is

Show a good smiling face

Which really looks good

And is appreciated by others

But do I appreciate it?

Isnt there no onw

Who can read what my eyes reflect?

I have heard

that eyes are the window to our Soul

So somebody or anybody can see

the reflection of my

Scared fearful soul

But why cant they see?

I ask myself,

Then this Dark Silence

comes & whispers to me

That becasue they are also

Waiting for someone to

See the reflection

Of their haunting soul

And then I understand

That Someone undersntads you

IFF you try to understand them

And so this reflection

Can be understood

If the other person

Really wants to know

The happenings of your life..

Portrait of beautiful girl with stylish makeup and red roses around her face

IFF = If & only If

Time- 7:30

Words- 211

Thank you for the great writing challenge. I would nominate many people as such. But anyone else who likes the topic or want to write can surely go ahead & write 🙂 The topic is GOOD I guess, so I would love to see some volunteer friends who wanna write for this topic 😉








Now your topic: “Life without WordPress

I hope you enjoy completing this challenge, as I did. Good day!

Help me tell my story..

I was there in my balcony,

looking at the vast blue sky,

seeing the birds migrate,

gazing at the slowly setting sun,

reminiscing the good old days.

Those days, when I used to count backwards,

to that day when my grandma would come,

come to visit me from village.

It didn’t matter what did she bring for me,

hand-made pickles, a bag of toys or any other thing.

What mattered was THE STORIES.

I used to love listening to stories,

bedtime stories of ghosts,

noon time stories of king & queen,

stories I read from my books,

stories I visualized myself to feel safe.

The lesson learnt from each story was crucial,

but more crucial was the imagination,

the way in which I visualized myself as the protagonist.

The movement of hands of my grandma while telling the stories,

the lowering of tempo of her voice during suspense,

the big wide eyes to show surprise,

the soothing smile to show happy ending,

was all very important to me.

I used to believe more in that imaginative world.

I used to think that my imaginative world could had given me more pleasure,

because I could not keep those stories inside me anymore.

I needed to tell those to someone, to anyone, but in vain,

because I was only meant to listen them,

as I was born a Dumb!!


We don’t show the real us to people,

It’s true that,

“We are open to people who are close to us”.

We build a facade around us,

Yes, this fake face,

which we show to this world,

and allow them to judge us from it.

People look at us from different situations,

and from their respective places,

they see different colors painted on this face.

They make an opinion on whichever color they see.

There are only very less people,

who TRY to find out the REAL YOU.

So, they pick up the hammer,

and bang it on this facade,

so that they can have a glimpse of the REAL YOU,

from the cracks formed on it.

These some people are the close people,

to whom you would want to pull down the facade.

Let the colors ECHO..

Monochrome is done with,

Colors are everywhere,

From dark to shades to just-a-hint,

I can’t envision life without it.

As colors helps us in distinguishing,

Even the things without any color defined,

can also be bright and colorful.

Try making someone happy,

Try spreading a smile,

Try giving sympathy,

Try patting someone for good,

Try praising others,

Try helping anyone,

And when you will receive the same treatment,

Think about ECHO,

It always returns to the producer,

After going distance and shouting out loud.

your good deed will have voice then.

This voice will make lives colorful,

not only yours, but also of others.

And when you color others life,

You get blessed,

Blessed for eternity,

Blessed with Peace & Freedom.

P.S.: Have a Happy & Safe Holi