Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love". For Kolis (fishing community) it is a time to parade their best. All the coastal villages in Mumbai celebrate it in their unique fashion. This image is from 'Vesave' or 'Versova' a fishing community village in Andheri, a Mumbai suburb. Holi was celebrated on 12th and 13th March 2017. The 1st day is celebrated as Holika dahan signifying the victory of good over evil. Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu.The story of Holika dahan signifies the triumph of good over evil. I shall post a pic a day over the next few days to show how it is celebrated by the Kolis. To view images from around the world or to participate in this fabulous meme please click here
Hill road in Bandra west on a Sunday early morning. This is a road with high density and volume of traffic hence a pleasure to see it like this. The row of houses surprisingly untouched by builders yet to convert them into shopping malls or apartment monstrosities.