India Chronicles: Hola Mohalla Festival and City Life at Anandpur Sahib

Color tainted
Color tainted
A local Punjabi making a drink called bhang or Sukhni Dhaan which is made out of the flowers and leaves of a female cannabis plant. It stands for peace.
A local Punjabi making a drink called bhang or Sukhni Dhaan which is made out of the flowers and leaves of a female cannabis plant. It stands for peace.

 

Cruising
Cruising
Conversations
Conversations
A young Sikh boy getting ready for the festivities at the Hola Mohalla Festival.
A young Sikh boy getting ready for the festivities at the Hola Mohalla Festival.
Stand your ground
Stand your ground
Head turners
Head turners
Massive
Massive
Brotherhood
Brotherhood
Martial arts
Martial arts
Spiked ball
Spiked ball
Sikh warriors
Sikh warriors
Horseman
Horseman
Family
Family
Innocence
Innocence
Multi-level
Multi-level
Head gear
Head gear
Generation gap
Generation gap
Smoke screen
Smoke screen
Play
Play
Towering
Towering
Camels
Camels
Rider
Rider
Jump
Jump
Bring them all in.
Bring them all in.
Fierce
Fierce
Elephant kingdom
Elephant kingdom
Procession
Procession
Contrast
Contrast
Vibrant
Vibrant
Kids
Kids
Tradition
Tradition
Teenage years
Teenage years
Balance
Balance
Nihangs
Nihangs
Rest
Rest
Comfort
Comfort
Grind
Grind
Bustle
Bustle
Locals
Locals
Grim
Grim
Holy roller
Holy roller
Swag
Swag
Texture
Texture
One of the elders from the Nihang tribe.
One of the elders from the Nihang tribe.
Authority
Authority
Let the games begin.
Let the games begin.
Eternity
Eternity
The crew
The crew
Nihangs who came from battle used to take bhang when they had injuries and it served as a pain killer.
Nihangs who came from battle used to take bhang when they had injuries and it served as a pain killer.

 

Photography and words by Nicky Daez

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