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  • Suchit Nanda

    on April 19, 2009

    If you visit places where you have people from South Asia, such as parts of London I'm sure you can see Holi celebrations of course not to the size and scale as this but in pockets. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and so on celebrate this festival at a major level.

    As for the camera, you're right. I had little bit of dry colour on the rubber of the lens (I suspect my hands had colour I had to go into the cover at times) and also on back panel/buttons (which I opened to review a few images & setting). It wasn't serious - I could brush and get this off but imagine if they were using water and oil as they do in some places. Scary!

    The bigger issue is that the streets are full of people having fun and a sort of mob-mood. So if you get say pounced upon by those putting colour on the streets there is not much you can do or complain about - and your gear is the last thing "they" are worried about. People also drink and go crazy. If I had to recommend, I would say go with a group (you are safer in numbers) and go to places where you have local people as friends - people go wild if they think that they are face-less and unrecognizable.
    Its a crazy festival in ways but that's what makes it fun!

    ~ Suchit
    http://photos.suchit.in/
    http://suchitnanda.org/

  • Meekyman

    on April 19, 2009

    Suchit,

    Looks such good fun! I always imagined that Holi would be great to photo and you've captured the fun really well on the peoples faces, but it's a long way from the UK! So come on, did your camera get some colour on it as well?
    Graham

  • nileshbhise

    on April 19, 2009

    Thank you for posting Holi Photos

    I always enjoy your photos and look forward for more.


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  • maljo@inreach.com

    on April 19, 2009

    Very nice images,
    thanks for posting.

    maljo

  • Suchit Nanda

    on April 19, 2009

    Thank you Uncle. As I wrote on e-mail too, I would love to do that. An exhibition on Mongolia and other places would be great. But right now we are busy working on a coffee table book and so maybe in the second half or end of the year would be good.

  • S.Rajgopal

    on March 25, 2009

    I always wonder how you have the energy to do this day in and day out. Such beautiful pictures. When will you have your exhibition specially of the mongolian adventure.

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