City dwellers are excited to celebrate the festival of colours in a fuller way this time around, even if they can’t enjoy it in large groups like they did before the pandemic. Four Mumbaikars share how they will be observing Holi this year with their family and friends along with traditional food, rituals and environment-friendly colours
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For Jashank Mahesh Katiyal, Holi, the festival of colours, is an important occasion -- one he has always spent it with his family for as long as he can remember. “I have specially come back to Mumbai from Bengaluru to be with my parents and spend some good time with them.” As is the ritual, the 29-year-old will be applying colours on them and friends and neighbours. While the pandemic may have dampened spirits, it hasn’t changed much for Katiyal because as long as he is with family, his excitement remains the same. However, he does miss the fact that earlier the celebrations used to be bigger. “Now, group gatherings are avoided,” adds the marketing professional.