Holi, primarily observed in India & Nepal is also known as the festival of colors. Celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika-dahan (Bonfire) where people gather, sing, dance. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their water fights. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings.
This picture, taken at Maa Kamakhya Temple ( Guwahati, Assam) captures four kids completely drained out of energy after a playful day. They seemed exhausted even to wash off the color from their faces.The way the four were positioned caught my attention – ‘Can’t do it’… ‘May be I can’ … ‘Should I?’ … ‘Yes,I should!’