Happy Holi to all.
I used to play holi but from the past year I stopped playing because of the harmful colours the people use. I am only comfortable with the gulal and water. While I'm writing this post, people are playing happily, some anti-social drunkards are roaming aimlessly on the road uttering abusive language.
So, regarding the title of this post, High Holiness, means, too much Holi (not Holy). Yesterday, I viewed the Holi bonfire in our colony, after that, I went to my aunts house which is about a few kilometers from my place. The road was full of smoke, so much that the visibility was affected. Maybe because of too much burning of the bonfire. On the route of a few kilometers I saw about three burning Holis. More Holis must be burning in the interior localities which were causing so much smoke. These Holi fires cause too much pollution.
Well, how can we control this pollution?
It is a religious festival so it cannot be controlled. At most the government can try to reduce the number of Holi bonfires. When we have the Ganesh festival in Maharashtra, one has to take permission from the police to install an idol at public places. And the police (Government) is clever enough (not really) to limit ONE idol per few square kilometers. This way the water pollution caused by immersion of huge idols made of PoP is reduced. So, in my opinion, the Government must have a similar approach to burning of Holi bonfires. Less Holi fires means less burning, which means less smoke and less pollution.
By the way, the holi fire has one advantage,
ALL THE MOSQUITOES ARE GONE, YAY!
Anyway, a happy and colourful Holi.