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7 Holi Hacks For Your Skin, Eyes And Hair

As spring nudges away the last vestiges of winter, Holi brings colour, unrestrained joy, a promise full of warm days and new beginnings. But once you're done playing, it could also bring itchy skin, rashes, irritated eyes and straw-like hair. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks that can help you sidestep all these problems associated with toxic colours and enjoy Holi fully.
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The Colours Of Meaning

It's clear that colours are imbued with meaning, based on context, culture and time. But I want to pause for a minute and ask the reverse question: is it that colours have meaning, or is it meaning that we ascribe colour to? Why, and how? Take the cacophony surrounding intolerance in the country right now. How do some people ascribe saffron to right wing intolerance? And how do some others imbue extremism with the colour green?

When Holi Lost Its Colour

Growing up, the one festival that excited me more than any other was the spring festival of colours -- Holi. And this happiness continued in a cycle through my growing up years, adolescence, adulthood and as a parent. All was fine until we moved again to a different city. This time to the southern part of the country.