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This Holi, Let Colours Unite & Not Divide Us 

The powerful video reminds us of what the festival stands for.

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(This story was first published on 9 March 2020 and has been republished in light of Holi 2023.)

It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the diversity of India with colours. Every year Holi brings with it a lot of positivity and happiness, but at this point of time the country is being divided in the name of religion. Watch this powerful video that will make you reminisce your holi memories and everything that the festival stands for.

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Aapa ki surkh birayani mein
Woh saffron saaf saaf dikhta tha...
Hara bhara kebab Sharma ka
Aksar, anwar ke tave pe pakta tha...

Mazhab mein jab baanta naa tha
har Rang mein desh rangaa tha...
Holi abki pooch rahi...
Tera shehar kyun itna berangaa tha?

Mohalley ke bacchon ne woh deewar jo milkar rangi thi...
Kisi ne phoolon mein rang bhara tha, uspar daali kisi ki tangi thi..
Bharkar ek din rang apna, koi nafrat ki pichkaari maar gaya...
Rang puraane bikher ke koi, naksha apna utaar gaya...

Poochein bacchce yeh rang kaunsa?
Hamari toh pehchaan Tiraanga tha...
Holi abki pooch rahi...
Tera shehar kyun itna berangaa tha?

Garm Garm gujiyaaon se jab
mohabbat ka ras tapakta tha...
Pista Afghani ya kismis desi?
kahan kisko fark padta tha...

Nahakar phir gali mein sabka
jab Holi milan hota tha...
Kala rang jo chhuta nahin...
bas wohi ek villain hota tha...

Abki kisi ne siyasi gubbaron ke nishaane lagaaye hain..
Tan bhigoye nahi paane ne, jaltey ghar bujhaaye hain...
Jiss sadak pe sab naachte gaate
uspe maut ka naach kyun nanga tha?

Holi abki pooch rahi..
Tera shehar kyun itna berangaa tha?

Haan rivaaz hai, Holi par, aur mohallon ke log aate hain...
Rangon mein jo chehra potkar, chupke se rang jaate hain
Par abki Holi se pehle, kuch rangon ke karobari aaye...
Lal nahi jinhe lahoo pasand tha, rishtey phonkey, ghar jalaaye..

Jab tak rang utra mazhab hai...
samjhe, koi rang nahi woh danga tha...

Holi abki pooch rahi...
Tera shehar kyun itna berangaa tha?

Script & Talent: Abhinav Nagar
Camera: Sanjoy Deb & Athar Rather
Edit: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Camera Assistant: Gautam Sharma
Producer: Divya Talwar

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