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Celebrating the festival with safe colours

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SPRING FEST:Organic colours not only protect the skin but also the environment.— FILE PHOTO: V. SREENIVASA MURTHY
SPRING FEST:Organic colours not only protect the skin but also the environment.— FILE PHOTO: V. SREENIVASA MURTHY

The festival of colours is here and so is the palette of tips to celebrate Holi safely on March 26. By now, many of you are aware that chemical colours are downright toxic.

For those of you who want to indulge in festivities to mark the victory of good over evil with organic colours or party your way five-star style, here is a choice

A Hundred Hands, a non-profit trust, has joined hands with arts and crafts company Ecoexist, to bring a range of chemical-free, turmeric-based natural Holi colours.

A press release said that these colours not only protect your skin, but also the environment.

The powders are made by several livelihood projects that from across the country. While a box of five assorted colours comes for Rs.140, 100 grams of gulaal is available for Rs. 58.

Call 9845008482 or 9880714405 for details.

Hairy prospects

Vital tips to protect the hair are also available.

Stylists advice oiling your hair before stepping out to play with colours as the simplest thing to do, other than cleaning out the hair with a shampoo after the celebrations.

Celebrations

The Chancery Pavilion is organising holi @Chancery Pavilion on Wednesday — a chance to dance to music while partying at the poolside with sprinklers, and enjoying festival food at the same time.

Stretching from noon to midnight, the entry fee for the event is Rs. 499.

For details, contact 41414223.

Holi revelry

begins tomorrow

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