A local lady outside her home. She doesn't like being clicked so I framed her in a candid mood.
"Didi, Ghar aao, chai piyo aur kuch khaana bhi khaalo. Holi hai. Milke manayenge" (Madam, come over for tea, have a meal with us. Celebrate Holi with us)
And it went on...
Unlimited cups of tea, a full-fledged home meal, many conversations, ladies showing off their houses and discussing their livelihood problems.
On asking one of those ladies what's special about Holi here, she says "We celebrate Holi with a combination of colours, flowers and food. The entire village gathers together to celebrate Holi. The enjoyment and apnapan it is played with, makes this festival a lifetime memory."
Kids greeted us in English. Who says India's literacy rate isn't improving?
The locals were so glad to speak to me that they ended up asking me "Ye photo newspaper me print hoga na?" (Will these pictures get published in the newspaper?)