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JNU Holi: A pictorial documentation (2009)


JNU HoliHello there! 🙂

Welcome to the JNU Holi blog.

This blog is a pictorial documentation of the JNU Holi (11 March 2009).

I always used to lock myself in the room on Holi day but this Holi I thought enough was enough. So I ventured out with my camera and clicked some 450 pics (and few vids).

This documentation is not exhaustive; I have missed many places (and probably aspects too) in JNU. It does give a great glimpse of the Holi in JNU which is unique in more ways than one, just the same.

The following  is a rough scheme of JNU Holi:

  1. Chaat Sammelan in the night before the Holi
  2. Breakfast with Bhang on Holi day
  3. After celebrating Holi in their respective hostels, the JNUites assemble in the Jhelum/Ganga lawns.

JNU Holi (Jhelum Lawns)I have missed some hostels because I could not visit them thanks to lack of time and resources. Please note that Tapti Holi or Chandrabhaga Holi are not strict terms and I mean the place more than the residents. When I write Tapti Holi, I only mean that I captured pics in the Tapti Hostel.

If you are running short of time, you may consider only the Mahi-Mandavi MUD Holi, Jhelum Lawns, Babas/Sahdus, Fi-rang Holi (foreigners).

Please leave your comments by filling the form at the end of each page. I’ll reply to all comments of course. 😀

jnu-holiAll pics are highly compressed for easy uploading (which also compromises the quality). Besides, it is not advisable to put up high-resolution personal images on the internet. I am an amateur photographer and these pics are lacking in more ways than one.

Because they are all pics, the pages may take some time in loading depending on your internet connection. There are three vids too of one minute duration each.

If any of you want to contribute any article on JNU Holi, feel free to submit it and It will be published here. You can also email me at blog(dot)vikas(at)gmail(dot)com. Please tell your friends about this blog and also my JNU caves blog.

I am Vikas, a JNU student (Sabarmati Hostel) and I made this blog in some  JNU Holi, Jhelum Lawnsten hours for creative satisfaction, fun and to document an important aspect of JNU life. If you like it (or like me) please visit my personal blog. Click here. You may also visit my JNU Caves blog. This is a free blog hosted on WordPress. 😀 Thank you. 😀

This is a personal endeavour and has no relation to the JNU administration.  Thank you.

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44 Comments leave one →
  1. Sajib permalink
    October 21, 2009 11:27 PM

    It seems like you’ve bought CSS upgrade for this blog, haven’t you?

    I always disliked light red color because it pressurizes my eyes (weird, I know). But I liked the purpose/topic/niche of this blog anyway.

    I’m a Junior Reporter (Technology) from Bangladesh and like photography and making documentary. I’d made several but all of them were of Bangla. I really wish I could write better English in standard quality. It’s like a dream for me to have a good hand in writing English that catches readers’ hearts. Plus, professionalism.

    • October 22, 2009 10:05 AM

      Sajib, you write good English already.

      It is no CSS upgrade. All these customization options are in Vigilance theme options. Just check it and you will know.

      It is about the festival of colours; so I used red colour!

  2. November 5, 2009 11:16 AM

    Wow. This is my first time hearing of this and it looks like SO much fun! If there were anyone celebrating this where i’m at I would DEFINITELY be there!

    • November 5, 2009 11:26 AM

      Kristi, You will find Indians celebrating this festival in Florida/US though they may not be celebrating it there like they do in India.

      It is a popular festival of colours and foreigners enjoy it even more in my university campus.

    • April 26, 2010 1:49 AM

      hey kristi the people are there tension prof and enjoying with millions of color its nice and beautiful life there thankssssssssssssssss a lot kristi

  3. February 27, 2010 3:26 AM

    Whats a nice thing … dear

    Now make our desktop with these colourful widescreen wallpapers
    http://www.imagingdesk.com/index.php/graphics/happy-holi-2010-wallpapers/

  4. April 26, 2010 1:46 AM

    its nice people are enjoying life thanks to those they stick this pic in blog
    dear friends can i be your friend just i want to know about jnu and ther life please any body can help for that me be in thumsupup@live.com

  5. Tunnu Rajput permalink
    September 28, 2010 11:59 PM

    it’s all great guys, really i tooooooo missing INDIA.

  6. Ash permalink
    October 22, 2010 3:56 PM

    Hey,
    I will be attending JNU next year and would REALLY appreciate any info regarding accommodation(I’m not from India, although I’ve been to Delhi before and am well aware of the range of standards in accommodation one can expect!) ie. is it advisable to stay in the JNU res or rent an apartment (also I’m female if that has any relevance)? I know this is well beyond the scope of your blog but it’s the only site with any info related to JNU on the net other than the JNU website itself!! Would love some advice from a JNU student!
    Thank you, a response of any kind to my email address would be awesome 🙂
    Thanks for providing me with some degree of insight into what I can expect next year,
    Ash

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  8. Sheetal permalink
    March 10, 2011 10:49 PM

    Hi I wanted to know if there was any forum or site for ex-Jnuites like there is for other colleges. Please let me know if there is any.
    thanks,
    Sheetal

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