Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Star News Exclusive - Royal Holi Celebration

And to think, all I wanted to do was get a few quick sunset pictures of Jal Mahal, Jaipur's famous Water Palace....

In the spirit of full and self/family-deprecating disclosure, I wanted to share the video clip below sooner rather than later and have yet to have the narration translated (any assistance would be greatly appreciated).What follows is a six minute video that aired on Star News, a national Hindi language news channel here. Included in this clip, at the 4:30 mark, is a segment that includes my mother and wife playing Holi, my wife dancing, and even me getting hit with a little color.

The reporter lured Lindsay in with the promise of an interview; however, goofy white people playing Holi makes for better entertainment than the sham interview the reporter apparently had set up.

For all I know, the reporter is making complete fun of us. To be honest, based on the display, it would be tough to fault him. Regardless, it's safe to say we had a fairly unique and memorable Holi experience (even if this was shot four days before the actual festival).

1 comment:

  1. A short translation :
    The video begins with a folk song which is actually in a Hindi dialect spoken in the country side.
    The reporter's constantly extolling the greatness of Jal Mahal and the Holi celebrated in Jaipur
    and he goes on to explain about the "colour balls" and how they are burst.The Jaipur style is quite unique it seems...

    Great Demo guys !!!