Played Holi today. Calling it 'played' would be an understatement.
Was dragged out of my room at around 10.30 am. (Joshi - my roomie categorically told me that t-shirts were being ripped apart. He saved one t-shirt of mine as I decided to go bare chested).
Was given 5 whiplashes (the whip being a banian soaked in all sorts of colors).
Joshi again saved me by warning me that people who had applied oil to their body would be scrubbed with 'rin' before being doused with colours.
Some 'sane' bloke got this wonderful idea of creating a 'Nagraj' out of me. God knows what the mixture was (it smelt like a mixture of paint and grease), but its application on me rendered a face that would have given an African a run for his money.
Took me 5 scrubbings, once with a brush that is used for washing clothes, to get rid of one layer of color.
Resembled a kindergarten kid's coloring book gone bad..
Played holi at 10pm again, this time, with the gals around. Thankfully no nasty colours this time, one wash and everything was off...
It was fun all in all... (barring the post-holi bathing)... Waiting eagerly for '10 Holi..