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Holi by the name of Basant Utsav is celebrated with fervour in the state of West Bengal. The tradition of Vasantotsav, meaning Spring Festival was started by poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan, the University he founded.

What is appreciated is the grace and dignified manner in which Vasant Utsav is celebrated in West Bengal as compared to boisterous Holi witnessed in most parts of India. Boys and girls joyfully welcome Spring, the season of hope not just with colours but with songs, dance, chanting of hymns in the serene ambiance of Shantiniketan. Anybody who got a chance to witness this elegant way of celebrating Holi in Bengal remembers it with fond memory for the rest of his life.

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Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Mar 2013 - 8:36 AM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
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ISO:100
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Metering Mode:Multi-segment
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White Balance:Auto
Title:Basant Utsav (Holi / Spring Festival)
Username:debu debu
Uploaded:30 Oct 2013 - 8:36 AM
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 8:42 AM

A fine explanation of Basant Utsav, Debu, a festival which many of us can only appreciate through your excellent images. Carol

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
30 Oct 2013 - 8:55 AM

How beautiful! They are so graceful and happy. It's a wonderful picture that tells a tale.

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 9:02 AM

Lovely Debu, much less chaotic than elsewhere.
Alan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 9:07 AM

they look totally dedicated

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 9:07 AM

A good image info to go with Debu
R.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 9:08 AM

Excellent coverage of the festival Debu. Very well presented!!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 11:23 AM

Devoted and dedicated followers - a wonderful display of joy through dance.
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 12:26 PM

Like the action of the dance they are doing. Very well captured Debu.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 12:36 PM

Another interesting and informative shot Debu !!
Mick.

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achieverswales
30 Oct 2013 - 12:47 PM

Good narrative and capture Debu.

Regards

Trev.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
30 Oct 2013 - 2:32 PM

A brilliant shot and interesting info as well.
Effrossini

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 3:10 PM

They look so in step with the mood of the occasion.
Joan.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 4:45 PM

Valo tabe U have taken it on standing position, which is not app. Heads appears big, also the perspective. Inclusion of poster Labanya is great ,if only understood by all.

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2013 - 8:13 PM

well taken.

billy

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Source
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30 Oct 2013 - 9:33 PM

An amazing and colourful scene.A super capture
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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
31 Oct 2013 - 12:28 AM

Cool shot.

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:04 AM

nicely captured activity image in a well composed and presented photograph. nicely framed.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 5:36 AM

BEAUTIFUL! I love the street dances and the music and colours! I have attended two of the amazing festivals in South India... You have captured the dance movements so very well! Grin
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