MANI: Holi is a good festival, I love it.
SONI: I think it is the worst festival of India. I don’t like it.
MANI: Why don’t you?
SONI: I feel this festival is a license to tease girls in the society.
MANI: How can you say it?
SONI: Don’t you see how girls are troubled at this festival? Many days before Holi they fear to go out. They can’t attend schools, colleges or offices. Colour and water-filled balloon are thrown upon them.
MANI: It is simple fun for a few days. They shouldn’t feel annoyed.
SONI: How can they enjoy it when their clothes get spoiled? Many of them get injured when balloons hit them hard. I hate the society which allows it.
MANI: You are overstating. Colours and balloons are thrown on men too. It is a festival of friendship.
SONI: How will you feel when your own sister or mother is disrespected on the roads or in streets in this way? Won’t you get angry?
MANI: Without some toleration you can’t enjoy any festival.
SONI: In my opinion, no female should tolerate any disrespect. The society which worships its female goddesses feels happy while humiliating a woman. You can’t support double standard.
MANI: Do you think festival of Holi be banned?
SONI: If our society can’t leave its double standard then, it must be.