The pictures of the Vrindavan Widows, breaking age-old taboo and playing with gulal and petals with total abandon, are some of the happiest images of Holi this year. By doing away with the illogical and inhuman 400-years-old tradition, the merry widows have ushered in welcome Colors of Change. Why should a woman’s life be devoid of colors just because she has had the misfortune of being a widow? Spending the rest of her life without her husband is sad enough – why should she also have to suffer this additional deprivation of spending the rest of her life sans colors? Who has made these inhuman, idiotic and absurd laws? And why should the widows in India continue to follow them? I am so happy that the Vrindavan Widows have broken the rules and shackles to free themselves of this evil practice created to keep them isolated and deprived.
Happy Holi to the merry Vrindavan Widows and to everyone.
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