Dropping levels of Water Storage all over Maharashtra is a serious problem we all are facing this Summer, government recently proposed bans and penalties over Misuse of water this Holi at Water Parks or other community places where tons of liters is wasted. While many Holi plans must have been ‘washed’ away there are still some awesome alternatives to enjoy Holi festival without wasting Water.
Here are some of the cool tips to enjoy Holi to the fullest.
Make Colors by yourself
Wouldn’t it be fun if all friends or families or even neighbors gather together to make colors natural colors out of Gram flour, turmeric, fuller’s earth, sandal wood powder, henna powder; these can be used to make myriad colours. Flowers like marigold and gulmohar, and vegetables like beetroot can be easily used to create fine colours. being easily washable from the skin and clothes it reduces water consumption drastically. As most of these ingredients are used in kitchens and beauty face pack makes it a bonus for the skin, as they smell great and are gentle on skin. Also no use of chemical colors saves you from all the Skin infections. So looks like a Win-Win situation.
Try Lath Maar Holi
According to a Legend Lord Krishna visited his beloved Radha’s village on this day and playfully teased her and her friends. Taking offence at this, the women of Barsana chased him away. Since then, men from Krishna’s village, Nandgaon, visit Barsana to play Holi in the town which has the distinction of having the only temple dedicated to Radha in India.
Holi played at Barsana is unique in the sense that here women chase men away with sticks. Males also sing provocative songs in a bid to invite the attention of women. Women then go on the offensive and use long staves called “lathis” to beat men folk who protect themselves with shields.
Sounds Crazy fun right?
Go gaga with La Tomatina
Celebrate Holi Fi’Rang’i style, La Tomatina from Spain looks like Indian Holi, the only difference is that our festival has more colors than just that tomato red, but now that we shouldn’t waste water, La Tomatina looks like a cool option.
Use dry Eco-friendly colors which are easy to wash off to Play Tilak Holi instead, Just a pinch of a color on a forehead and a sweet smile on face and that’s it. You can try it for sure.
Now that being Virtual is true ‘reality’ you can try this innovative style to play Holi with your Friends, message them, send them selfies from last Holi, videos, songs and smileys as well. Sounds bit awkward but you never know.
Here is one more good reason to not use water this Holi, According to reports Upto Rs.50,000/- will be charged as a penalty by Government for the wastage of water on large scale this Holi.
So this Holi Stay Safe, Stay Eco-Friendly, Stay Happy!
Yaar Pata Hai wishes you a Very Happy, Colorful and Waterless Holi!
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