Happy Holi folks. May the festival of color adds spark to your lives and bring the colorful ‘You’alive. May you always shine in your life like the vibrant colors that comes alive during Holi, one of the most endearing festival of the year. Holi is a time when we shed our personal and religious differences to come together as human beings to cement the bond of love, unity and friendship.
I personally love Holi for it’s fun and endearing aspect as we gyrate to the peppy music under the rain, splashing color on each other and revel in the stained hues that make our clothes, face and soul colorful. Holi is a time for friends who come together and enjoy the festival. After all, what is Holi without the traditional bhang as we lose our head, make merry and chasing friends to splash color? It’s the color of love and recall how friends, irrespective of their religious leaning-Hindus, Muslims, Christians-come together to be the victim of the Pichkara. What shall remain will be memories that remain etched inside our silly heart.
Holi is always a festival that I have looked up to and during college days, we enjoyed the celebration in full blast, whether on the streets in India or doing the rain dance in disc as colors are splashed on the face. I’ve been outside India for years and though, the festival is celebrated but I haven’t indulged in the fun quotient like I was doing back in India. College friends, crush, love, daaru (alcohol) and what’s not as we let our hair down and stoned to the hilt. It was the age when we let our hair down and danced till we drop.
Holi, in India, is endearing and fun where there is no limit as one live life King Size as if it was the last day on earth. I had lotsa fun during ma Holi in Pune and it’ something I shall miss forever. Today, I’ve splashed some colors on my face and smeared the hands for the fun aspect of the festival. I didn’t play but relished on the day of the memories that was and looking forward to make new memories.
Festival of colors that adorn our faces as we swing to water splash.
Red, Green, Blue and Yellow.
We carve memories of colors that makes our life colorful and vibrant.
Friendship forged over the years.
Yet, it looks like a distant dream that never was.
Cherish the memories as the sweet lil’ things and people carved a special place in our heart.
We indulged the Gulal and flirted with the Pichkari as we loved and relished in harmless fun. .
We shall preserve the old ones and make new memories.
I shall leave you with some of my favorites Holi Songs.
Enjoy Folks and Happyyy Holi. Add color and splash to your beautiful hearts and lives through the year. Make beautiful memories with colors and enjoy every minute of life.
Who doesn’t love the biggest epic movie ever made in the history of cinema, Sholay? I love Dharam, Hema playful antics in the festival of colors as Amitabh indulged in a few fun steps, totally endearing.
One of ma favorite Holi song with Akki and Pingy Chops in the film, Waqt-A race Against Time beautifully rendered in style by Anu Malik and Sunnidhi. The number is peppy and uber cool. At that time, I was a huge fan of Priyanka Chopra and bodes well with the celebration.
Amitabh Bachchan repeated his success with yet another successful song to the delight of his fans. Holi Khele Raguveera is a beautiful, folk song sung in UP and the emotions hidden comes vibrant with song
How can Holi be complete without the song Ang Se Ang Lagana Saajan in Yash Chopra’s Darr sung by Sudesh Bhosle and Alka Yagnik. Beautifully picturized on Anupam Kher, Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan, it celebrates the spirit of Holi with passion.
Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani comes as a close second among the fantastic Hindi songs that serves as an ode to Holi songs. The song gives a new twist to the celebration of Holi among the young people, Gen X and the more, the merrier, seems to be the mantra face. The song is testimony of the changing face of Hindi cinema and Holi.
A classic is a classic. It can be aped! There may be close second but nothing can pipe the national anthem of Holi to the post. You got it right! Our favorite Holi song that cut across ages and has remained on top is Rang Barse Bheega Chunariya, sung by Amitabh Bachchan in Silsila. Truly epic. Our favorite and timeless Rang Barse can be played at any time of the year but makes us feel it’s Holi.