Wrong end of the stick for some as Hindus mark Holi and the start of spring

From Reuters - February 28, 2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indians are celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, this week, spraying water cannon and smearing colored powders over each other in an annual ritual marking the beginning of spring.

While most play and sing songs, some have added local variations to the festival, delving deep into Hindu mythology.

In the northern town of Barsana, women wield wooden sticks to beat up men singing risque songs in a version calledLathmar, or stick-wielding Holi.


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