Mr. Moon must have had a field day yesterday with all the media attention and coverage he got. He didn’t seem as ominous as he was made out to be, nor did he set off a series of disasters as predicted. We have seen better or bigger ‘super moon’s’ than the one last night. In spite of all the rumours circulating, the life and festivities went on as usual. Aren’t we all brave hearts?
To us South Indians, HOLI is not a big festival. Here, the people fast all day, breaking their fast only after performing the puja. While the ladies are busy with their puja and customs, the men are having a party of a spirited kind. It is the ‘Mister’ who has to light the fire. Children are already making merry and having fun with colors. The night ends with a promise of more festivities and fun the next day.