At first instance, I would like to specify that whether or not anybody decides to play Holi is definitely their own choice but as a citizen of India and the growing cases of Covid-19, the news for the second wave of lockdown. It is to be advised to avoid participating in Holi festivities for this year.
I, for one, am quite busy with my latest drama, produced by Kolahal Theatre Worship, along with the director Prajna Dutta, soon to be performed live on stage, Mukhoshtantra, a pastiche of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. So it is hard to me to decide whether I will be able to take the time out for the celebration of holi.
But if one truly anticipates India’s one of the greatest festival, then I would suggest a few tips which will allow everyone to enjoy themselves as well be aware of the present condition:
•Avoid contact with sick people.
•Avoid large social gatherings
•Say No to hugs and handshakes
•Play Holi only in small groups
•Stay hygienic while you play with colours.
•Avoid crowded places like malls, markets and multiplexes
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
•Clean your hands often by washing them with soap
• water for at least 20 seconds using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at 60%–95% alcohol.
•Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
There you go, Holi in Covid-19 is indeed a challenging decision. Let me know what you are planning for this Holi.