Michael Reynolds, Casino Pier after Hurricane Sandy, Seaside Heights, N.J.
Just a few weeks ago, Hindus around the world celebrated the festival of colors, known as Holi. Participants of all ages throw brilliantly colored powders to welcome the coming of springtime.
The Atlantic rounded up a gorgeous set of photos of Holi festivals from across the country of India.
Because it is awesome.
Ever since I can remember, I have been cautious about the route I take home, the way in which I’m walking, with whom I’m walking, what I’m wearing, what time it is, if anyone knows where I am and so on.
I’ve never really thought too much about it, as it’s quite simply become second nature to me, as it is for most girls. However, I’ve realized that I have learnt these things from a young age. I’ve learnt not to walk down a side-street, but to instead stay on the main road - even if it’s not the fastest way. I’ve learnt to cross the street if there’s a group of men heading in my direction. I’ve learnt to be cautious of what I’m wearing so I don’t draw any unwanted attention to myself.